Here is a list of songs about time. The lyrics of these songs ask questions such as “where have the years gone?” or “is there a way to turn back time?”. There are also lyrics that try to get the listener to make the most of every moment.
- Alternative Rock – Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?
To me, this is a touching song about accepting that life goes fast and making the most of it.
- Alternative Rock – Muse – Blackout
To me, this song aims to deliver a message that enjoying each and every moment is important. There is no rush in growing up.
- Pop – Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For
To me, this song tells the story of Gwen Stefani’s experience at that time, after starting her solo career. However, it certainly makes references to time passing quickly and wondering where the years have gone.
- Rock – Four Non Blondes – What’s Up
As described by the artist, the song is a representation of what she felt at the time, there is no hidden meaning and the lyrics don’t mean anything. However, the first few lines seem to be a call for reflection, in this case on the past 25 years of one’s life.
- Eurodance – Aqua – Turn Back Time
This is a song about regret and wishing to turn back time.
- Progressive Rock – Pink Floyd – Time
This song tells a story of how before you know it, time passes and you are no longer the young person you were and no longer have the unlimited time and opportunities that seemed so plentiful in your youth.
- Folk Rock – Mumford and Sons – After The Storm
In a way, this song is about hoping for better times.
- Electronic – Gypsy and The Cat – Time To Wander
Aside from the fact that this is a great song, I have chosen it for this list of songs about time because it makes reference to questions about the future.