Nothing But Time

{monday melodies} songs to start your week

Spring always seems like a good time to restart and try again. A time of new beginnings. It can be easy to think of time wasted and time lost, because we don’t know how much time we will be given. But it is the unknown that holds possibility and hope.

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All this thinking brought to mind Cat Power’s song, Nothing But Time, from her Sun album. Here are some of the lyrics that struck me:

I see you, kid, alone in your room
You got the weight on your mind
And you’re just trying to get by
Your world is just beginning

And I know this life seems never-ending
It’s up to you, It’s up to you, you know
It’s only time, it ain’t got nothing on you
It’s nothing but time, and it ain’t got nothing on you

Never, never give away your friends
Never, never give away what you always wanted
Never, never ever give in

Your world is just beginning

Cat Power’s melancholy songs more often spark nostalgia, so I particularly appreciate this song that reminds me that so much still lies ahead.

» Listen to Cat Power’s Nothing But Time song.

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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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  1. Stephanie — April 2, 2013 @ 8:22 am (#)

    I love Cat Power. I always have Chan Marshall’s cds in my car. Whenever I don’t have my daughter in the car, I turn up the radio loud and singalong to Cat Power. Soothes the soul, I swear. Good choice.

    • bet — April 2, 2013 @ 10:59 pm (#)

      Agreed. She has a musical way that can connect to right where you are.

  2. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — April 3, 2013 @ 8:09 am (#)

    Perfect song to start the day. :)