Monday, February 27, 2012

Time in a Bottle


My plan for today was not sing a song. The plan was actually to write about one of the other Oscar nominated movies for this year. However, on getting back home from school, I heard Jim Croce's (1973) song Time in a Bottle through the Youtube link that my friend Rama had posted in response to my previous post. I had never heard this song before, but I fell in love with it on the very first hearing. What beautiful and poignant songwriting! Now, I'm a big fan of Jim Croce. I'm surely going to explore more of his songs, but for tonight, it's only Time in a Bottle.

It was also in many ways serendipitous that I stumbled on this haunting song, today. Earlier today, I attended part of a lecture by my professor and colleague, Dr. Tim Baldwin. He was using the analogy of a time capsule to illustrate one of the concepts in Organizational Behavior. His question to his class was, "Whom would you choose to be in a time capsule for the 22nd century?" (I borrowed his analogy, and later used it in my class.) Is it not a little unusual that you get exposed to a time capsule example and a song titled Time in a bottle on the same day? This could be destiny's way of making me pay attention to something... but who knows???

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  1. LYRICS OF "TIME IN A BOTTLE"

    If I could save time in a bottle
    The first thing that I'd like to do
    Is to save every day 'til 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

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  2. Beautifully sung Paresh!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Paresh really beautiful song and it seems i am conveying my wishes

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  4. My father used to play and sing this to my sister and me for a lullaby. Now my father and I sing it to my son at bedtime. For me, this song is not only beautiful, but a family tradition. Upon hearing it I have the fondest memories of love, creativity, and comfort. I'm glad you discovered this song!

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  5. This song is a family tradition for me. My Daddy used to play and sing it for my sister and me before bed. Now I sing it for my son and my dad sometimes accompanies me with the guitar. Hearing it brings back the best memories of comfort, love, and creativity. Glad you found this song as enchanting and poignant as I do!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Brittney. I would love to listen to this song in your voice sometime. I'm sure it will sound much better in your powerful voice.

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