來不及/Not In Time… in The Living Years

We all are hostages and prisoners of bygone hopes and fears. Cherish our time in the living years. Too late for regrets when you’re not in time…

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陳珊妮 – 來不及 Sandee Chan – Not In Time:

來不及
詞曲:陳珊妮

來不及送你一程 來不及問你什麼算永恆
甚至來不及哭出聲 來不及陪你一陣

來不及送你一程 來不及為你盡點責任
你的皮膚都穿鬆了 來不及為你抹點粉

過期雜誌上登著 太多早逝青春
路人的嘴裡 全是對別人生命的揣測
我就是 來不及 說一聲…

我就是來不及送你
來不及為你唱首情歌
來不及為你變成好人

我就是 來不及 說一聲 我愛你

Not In Time
Music/Lyrics: Sandee Chan

Not in time to send you off
Not in time to ask you just what counts as eternity
Not even in time to sob and weep
Not in time to spend some time with you

Not in time to send you off
Not in time to do my bit of duty to you
Your skin is all worn and loose
Not in time to apply some powder for you

Those old expired magazine covers are filled with too much prematurely withering youth
And the conversation of strangers are full of gossip about the lives of others
But I am just-not in time-to say…

I am just not in time to send you off
Not in time to sing you a love song
Not in time to be a good person for you

I am just-not in time-to say: I love you

Too late to try and see through their eyes when its too late…

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Mike & The Mechanics – The living Years:

The living Years

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thoughts
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talkin’ in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So Don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different date
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Say it loud, say it clear
Say it loud
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
And don’t know what you can do next

2 thoughts on “來不及/Not In Time… in The Living Years

  1. I really enjoyed this. Many thanks. Time is on my mind constantly and we are different at different times and over time. All we do has it’s time and if missed may never be relevant again. Thanks again.

  2. Hey LD! Its been a while.
    :)
    Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.
    Glad you enjoyed the above post. And that it has allowed you to extend and ruminate on time rather sensitively…

    Alas, when I wrote the above and previous postings, I was far from being in a sensitive introspective mood. I was actually feeling rather frustrated and oppressed (and yet also very guilty), while carrying out my care-giving duties, doing what I am supposed to be doing (by way of family obligations, I guess).

    Sigh, the neverending story of the Laius/Oed father/son struggles and tug-of-war…
    I guess we are only hostages and prisoners insofar as we allow ourselves to be.

    So was actually trying to admonish and encourage myself to carry on…
    :P

    But thanks for coming by!

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