A Question Of Time

by Stuart Todd

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1.
Everybody seeks a word to describe the way they’re feeling Everybody seeks someone who is there to share the pain Always a space to fill when someone’s life is empty Can they be filled again? Everybody seeks a face, which they always can rely on Everybody seeks a place, which is somewhere they call home Where they can always belong and find themselves together, forever When there was rain I saw the sun As if the world had begun When I looked in your eyes The way you dance like a star Heaven knows who you are You’re like a voice in the sky Everybody seeks a time in their life when they’re contented Everybody dreads the day when they finally find themselves At the end of the line they find their life is over Because they’re older
2.
With sixty seconds in a minute We don’t concern ourselves at all With sixty minutes in an hour, That’s took for granted even more With twenty four hours in a day One third of the time we’re not awake When there are so many days in a lifetime We never stop to count them all With three hundred sixty five days in a year So many days to celebrate But we’re ageing a year in the process We just end up as the late When we no longer see the future Then we forget we have forever When there are so many days in a lifetime We never stop to count them all It’s all a question of when It’s just a question of time Can we rise above and make it work out fine You seek the answer in a lifetime But you search for the question on the inside With ten years in a decade Our only hope is we’ll survive Because death never knocks at the door It only takes you by surprise If living is the answer Then it is time that is the question? When there are so many days in a lifetime We never stop to count them all
3.
In the midst of a desperate hour Where all sanity begins to fade Into some shattered dream It’s just a calm before the storm Of a friendship that I formed That has completely turned to dust Through one two many arguments About a love that never was It always seems the sun may never shine for us It’s just a calm before the storm A calm before the storm erupts I was one half of a cosmic wheel But the other half got the better deal He may enjoy the best of both worlds It’s just a calm before the storm Another friendship that I formed Which dissolved through mistrust Only time can heal me now It makes me think was it all worthwhile? Shading emptiness which fills the sky Light grey is reaching out In bleak narrations of our lives I see hell is approaching It’s just a calm before the storm My soul’s still on fire For the girl whose heart I desired Only time can heal me now It makes me think was it all worthwhile?
4.
A mother is grieving for her son She can’t let go of her sorrow what can be done This is one of the three silver letters That will deliver salvation To make her life better With the first silver letter A weary old man of the community He’s lost his faith in himself and in society Now that’s two of the three silver letters That will deliver salvation To make his life better With the second silver letter Young man of the world he enjoys living wild Yet he must help prevent the loss of a child That’s the last of the three silver letters That will deliver salvation To make a life better With the last silver letter Now that’s all of the three silver letters That will deliver salvation To make their lives better
5.
You decided to call it time Your life was on the line While a train was rolling by At twenty three without a dream All those years that might have been Had you not thought of giving in? You could have had a lot to give the world But you had nothing left to live for How could you just let it go? Living was hard for you it seems Your life was one bad dream Which couldn’t face reality Never found a place you could exist You thought so hard to resist But all the pieces didn’t fit Drinking the last pint by yourself Thinking you could be somewhere else You were twenty one without a dream Those lost years that might have been Had you not thought of giving in? You could have had a lot to give the world (You were tortured by yourself) But you had nothing left to live for How could you just let it go?
6.
I was thinking of yesterday Instead of thinking of tomorrow We’re living a life from day to day Which either brings us joy or sorrow, tomorrow Spending our lives in isolation Resonating a soul vibration All it takes is imagination Speak your mind in what you say Cause it may never come tomorrow You may find your life could speed away Whether you beg or steal or borrow in sorrow Living a life of isolation Within a lack of conversation Just let go your imagination You’re getting sick of life not treating you better Take comfort in the fact it won’t last forever Whatever’s wrong will be right Like a bird you’ll take flight Where there’s darkness, you’ll see light tomorrow
7.
The vicious circle has got you down, They know your business when she’s in town Her blonde hair flowing without a sound Yet her inner beauty just can’t be found Sometimes you need someone you can talk to Who will listen or offer advice You don’t know where you stand or if she wants you I’m sure that given time you’ll know why? She runs rings around you half the time You don’t the reason why things aren’t fine Much to your frustration there’s men waiting in line For the pop of the cherry will she decline? I’ve asked the sun to shine for you And it said it will if you want it too The sky it cries as the clouds appear Don’t let the sun disappear
8.
Trying to love the one that you with can really be a struggle When you find the true one you love can only bring you trouble You’d like to be with just one woman But playing the field is much more fun You’re with the one who wants you most Because she thinks that you’re the one You see her eyes don’t leave no room to hide She never keeps it for herself She lets you know just how she feels You don’t know what you feel yourself Trying to love the one that you with can really be a struggle When you find the true one you love can only bring you trouble I’m sure their must be more to life than being tied to just the one Trying to choose the you love can be so hard to judge Between the bad and the good You’re sick and tired of playing big brother To the blonde who always has more fun It doesn’t matter that she sleeps around Or drinks until she’s gone You’ve always longed to be her lover But nothing has been said or done If only she could find the time But she ends up having none
9.
The day I met you was a dream come true for me Cause there was no opposition when it came to you and me You know when I look in you eyes You make me want to smile My love can’t be disguised because of you Everyday I saw you was like I always had you in my heart But there was something between us that was trying to tear us apart This feeling inside, I just cannot hide This feeling I have for you
10.
I’m finding it so hard to be without you I think of you all night and day If only you could feel the same about me But someone stole your heart away You were the only one to reach me Who ever tried to understand me The only one who ever said I love you The memory’s too painful to remember You’re feeling’s changed now I’m alone I’ve never been more anxious to surrender Now that’s you’ve found another home You were the only one to touch me The only one to ever thrill me I’m the one who really should have said I love you I didn’t want to have to suffer for you I’m hurting more than you will ever know Although I never said I really loved you That doesn’t mean I should have let you go You were the only one to reach me Who ever tried to understand me The only one that ever said I love you You were the only one to touch me The only one to ever thrill me The only one who can release me I know I‘ll never be complete without you
11.
Say Goodbye 02:45
It’s time for me to say goodbye to you I think I’ll miss you till the end of time I wish I could have spent more time with you I knew I’d lose you if I didn’t try Remember all the times we laughed together Our actions spoke louder than words As we looked upon each other When the memory returns My heart begins to burn inside But now you seem to be so far away You’re like a stranger to me locked away But now the time has come for me to say I find it hard to face another day

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Recorded and mixed at Crash Studios, Liverpool 2004-2009
Produced by Stuart Todd & Andy Fernihough

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released November 23, 2009

Album Credits:
Stuart Todd - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keys
Neil Campbell - Classical Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Mark Brocklesby - Drums
Wayne Dineley - Electric Guitar
Nicole Collarbone - Cello (3)
Andy Fernihough - Engineer, Percussion

All tracks by Stuart Todd © 2009

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Shadow Captain is the brainchild of Liverpool singer-songwriter, musician and award-winning promoter Stuart Todd. All music from the artist is available to download from Bandcamp.

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