TIME

"Time" was written by vocalist "Amariia" and arranged by LTJ for guitar and with the assistance of producers Jurren Mekking and Emiel Zwaard from Holland it slowly took shape. Over "Time" the arrangements and order of the various parts kept changing as we were trying out so many ideas.

 

Amariia's voice is warm, powerful and mature while the music is both old style and modern. Heavy drums, dark guitars and even a guitar solo are the ingredients for an emotional  and personal yet very direct and intriguing song. The keyboards are all MIDI and they provide the necessary contrast with the guitars by adding an extra layer that is non intrusive.

 

We kept the music sober letting it carry the vocals. In the last chorus there is a lead part, featuring a wah wah pedal, which is kind of hidden "behind" the vocals, contributing to the climax of the song. The chimes at the end are from the real Big Ben and the voices in the beginning are based on the idea of hearing voices in your head and inspired by a Hitchcock movie.

 

The lyrics describe the fact that the pace of modern life is relentless so before that you realise you will have run out of "Time"... 

Lyrics:

How many countless minutes are left for us
I'll be ready to go down
Now let's pretend we belong to another life
Where the moment is all we are
Time trickling down unforgiving like grains of sand
If beginning is our end
Close your eyes and lead me back, away

Time is running out
Our freedom buried under ground
My demons
Hiding deep inside
In my illusions running through my veins
Please release my pride
I'm begging
Guide me through the light
Of heaven
Time the only thing that matters
Running the hourglass of our lives

Find my regrets in the ashes of dawn and dusk
Can't you see me I'm falling
Into the miracle rising in front of us
Makes us flying and drowning
Slow down time is our illusion we trapped and now
We confess to what we loved
Breathing out and screaming loud,
there is no more...

Time is running out
Our freedom buried under ground
My demons
Hiding deep inside
In my illusions running through my veins
Please release my pride
I'm begging
Guide me through the light
Of heaven
Time the only thing that matters
Running the hourglass of our lives

Time time time
It's gonna leave us apart
And gonna heal our broken
Heart heart heart
Across the shadow I go
Can't get enough
We pray for more

Time is running out
Can't get enough