Friday, September 11, 2020

Kye's Music & Lyrics: "Time Stand Still" by Rush (Hold Your Fire, 1987)

 

 



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I turn my back to the wind
To catch my breath

Before I start off again

Driven on

Without a moment to spend

To pass an evening

With a drink and a friend

 I let my skin get too thin
I'd like to pause,

No matter what I pretend
Like some pilgrim

Who learns to transcend
Learns to live

As if each step was the end

Time stand still
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now

Time stand still
See more of the people

And the places that surround me now

Time stand still 

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation

A little bit stronger

Experience slips away
Experience slips away

Time stand still 

I turn my face to the sun
Close my eyes
Let my defenses down

All those wounds
That I can't get unwound
 

I let my past go too fast
No time to pause
If I could slow it all down

Like some captain
Whose ship runs aground

I can wait until the tide comes around

Time stand still
I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now

Time stand still
See more of the people

And the places that surround me now

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation

A little bit stronger

Make each impression
A little bit stronger
Freeze this motion

A little bit longer

The innocence slips away
The innocence slips away

Time stand still
Time stand still

I'm not looking back
But I want to look around me now
See more of the people

And the places that surround me now

Time stand still 

Summer's going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up

Old friends growing older

Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation

A little bit stronger

Experience slips away
Experience slips away
The innocence slips away


~~*~~
I remember loving this song as a kid,
but in the shallow way where you don’t really
listen to the words, just the sound of a song.

Then one day as an adult,
I played it again,
and it devastated me.
The innocence slipped away.