Photos on the journey #469

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Time in a Bottle, one of my favorite ballads from the early 70’s. What would you do with the time that you had saved in a bottle?

I believe that “I’m busy” has replaced the pat answer “I’m fine”. The evil one’s latest ploy is  to fill us with all this busyness that keeps us from doing the things that are of our hearts. We all think we are going to run out of money when it’s a fact, we will all run out of time way before we run out of money! Think about it, then go find so time and spend it wisely.

James Joseph “Jim” Croce  January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973 was an American singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and 11 singles. His singles “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle” were both number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Time in a Bottle” is a hit single for singer-songwriter Jim Croce. Croce wrote the lyrics after his wife Ingrid told him she was pregnant with his son, Adrian, in December 1970. It appeared on his 1972 ABC debut album You Don’t Mess Around with Jim. ABC originally did not intend to release the song as a single; but when Croce was killed in a plane crash in September 1973, the song’s lyrics, dealing with immortality and the wish to have more time, came across as if he had had a presentiment. The song subsequently received a large amount of airplay as an album track and demand for a single release built. When it was eventually issued as a 7″, it became his second and final No. 1 hit.After the single had finished its two-week run at the top in early January 1974, the album “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” became No. 1 for five weeks. “Time in a Bottle” was used as the title for a compilation album of Croce’s love songs.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

 

PEZFULEZFEELIN’@U ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

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