you don’t mess around with the time lord

/cues doctor who theme song
sorry, not that time lord (though you obviously do not mess with the doctor)
but… what about this one?

not this one either, but on the right track… literally.

41 years after his untimely passing, jim croce is once again brought back to life, with his chart-topping single time in a bottle being used as the background track to one of the most iconic and humorous scenes of the recent x-men: days of future past movie. released a year prior to his death, the song’s lyrics about wishing to preserve time and to simply just have more time struck an emotional chord and resonated more to listeners. although he is no doctor who, nor quicksilver, whenever people listen to his song, and especially to his words, they take time to think about just how fragile life can be; he might as well just be a time lord.

title: time in a bottle
artist: jim croce
album: you don’t mess around with jim
genre: folk rock
year: 1972

i grew up listening to his song but it wasn’t until about a year ago until i realized just how beautiful the lyrics are and ultimately fell in love with it once again. and i wish to share them with you (take a peek below).

that’s all for now.

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

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