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Cyndi Lauper — Time After Time
Album: She's So Unusual
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7.5

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Total ratings: 877









Released: 1983
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick and think of you
Caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcase of memories

Time after sometimes you picture me, I'm walkin' too far ahead
You're callin' to me, I can't hear what you've said
Then you say, "Go slow."
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray
Watching through windows, you're wondering if I'm okay
Secrets stolen
From deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

You said, "Go slow."
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time

If you're lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
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And Kinky Boots in NYC is amazing!  Good for talented Cyndi!
 westslope wrote:
Terrific song.

Reminds me of a time when we still had a cable TV subscription and watched the English Canadian equivalent of MTV:  MuchMusic.

Seems like a technological generation ago....
 

Totally agree. First we had Friday Night Videos, then a bit later MTV. Two late nights of videos...

I've since come to appreciate artists that write their own music such as Cyndi and Madonna.
 LizK wrote:

Fine song, fine singer.  Beats Madonna.  

I agree about Cyndi... But I was going to comment about how people were bashing Madonna in the comments of one of her songs (and almost bashing BillG)... Don't get me wrong... I don't thing you are either!!! You have to love it when artists from the 80's and 90's wrote their own music.

Fine song, fine singer.  Beats Madonna.  
This song just reaches out and grabs me by my guts. I can't even explain it. 10.
 Relayer wrote:
Surprised that she actually co wrote this song, good for her.  And her co-writer, Rob Hyman, was of The Hooters.  Cool.
 

Pretty sure that's him singing backup vocals, too.
A favourite that never sounds dated.  Cyndi was and is a real talent, fantastic vocal range, quirky & memorable persona, great in front of a camera.  She really had it all.
Still gives me chills. 9.
If you're lost you can look and you will find... the boy in the box! Wearing sunglasses at night! Who never surrenders!
This holds up amazingly well. Makes me wonder what else she could have done if not constrained by marketing and the general machinery of music.
Though an amateur, I produce music. This means among other things that I STUDY songs. Very carefully listening to what makes a great production. 
This is an example I have listened to time after time (yeah, that just happened.) And I must remind: Pre fancy pitch correction.
While there were tricks and improvements in the period, this is a pretty good example of as real a great performance as it gets. Dig the style or genre or not, I have to give huge props.
You notice how even many good vocalists tend to "wander" into tune on notes ever so slightly to hit the pitch. Really great singers can more often than not just hit the note. Cyndi is/was one who could just kill it. From all feedback I have seen or heard, a really great human being to boot.
And the composition/arrangement, build up, tension/release isn't too shabby either.

Yeah, love this song. Way out of the range of what I was into then or now, but still one of a handful of examples that cause me to take pause, turn it up and close my eyes. 

Play it again Bill. Soon.
She has psoriasis. 

Terrific song.

Reminds me of a time when we still had a cable TV subscription and watched the English Canadian equivalent of MTV:  MuchMusic.

Seems like a technological generation ago....
many years ago..she's great —-for ever !
I suddenly feel 17 again!
YOU be YOU, girl!
Surprised that she actually co wrote this song, good for her.  And her co-writer, Rob Hyman, was of The Hooters.  Cool.
She's really great in concert and has a wide range and always uplifting
 

So beautiful...Groundbreaking album.
If you were in puberty when this came out ... you know what I mean ;-)
 hempmandan wrote:
Another absolutely parfait song....
 
you waiting for the Devo version perhaps?   : P
Always liked this, with Rob Hyman of The Hooters.
 Ropes wrote:
It was great many years back, but seems to get even better with time.

 
Spot on Ropes, a feel good song which is important these days.  Well done Bill for playing.


some kind of perfection
I really do like this song.  Tuck and Patti's version is different and quite good too.
Surprised me when I heard it, had to make sure I was still listening to RP :-). But I'm not complaining. Way to keep it surprising Bill. It IS a lovely song by a great artist, big huge 80's pop song or no.
It was great many years back, but seems to get even better with time.
I was a bit to young to appreciate her at the time, but the more I find out about her, the more I love Cyndi Lauper.

But TBH, she had me at The Goonies 'R' Good Enough.
 {#Wink}Yesmedoras wrote:
Simply put - a great song performed beautifully by Cyndi Lauper.

 


i used to think that Prince wrote this 

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Another guilty pleasure.
has to be top 250 of the 20th century.
Simply put - a great song performed beautifully by Cyndi Lauper.
 planet_lizard wrote:
This song always reminds me of French supermarkets.

We were on holiday in France when it was big and the French were mad for it.

I can almost taste the baguette and nutella...

 
Nice memory!
 scarletdancer wrote:
I admit I was never a huge Cyndi Lauper fan, but I have always loved this song!  {#Music}

 
There's a lot of us out there that feel the same way.  Quite simply, this is a great song.  Miles Davis must've thought so too, because he cut a version for one of his last LP's.
{#Music}
And adding to the list of covers of this song, the Tuck and Patti version is also really nice.
   The Weltanschau sneaks out from inside, and in some very absurd places. Edify and illuminate. me I am bit of baby sitcom.
     Keith don't go, you're watching faces in movies, on tv, in mugazines and in books, just sneak out right before soap opera.
I admit I was never a huge Cyndi Lauper fan, but I have always loved this song!  {#Music}
One of those songs that brings back memories of courting my wife. Back then, I never thought things would turn out so bad.
 jhorton wrote:
When we're all dead and they update the Great American Songbook, Cyndi will have two songs in it, this, and, " True Colors.'"

 
Spot On
 
When we're all dead and they update the Great American Songbook, Cyndi will have two songs in it, this, and, " True Colors.'"
she was good as a psychic on "Bones" too, her goofy Queens accent to the max  : )

sweet tune 
i'm surprised to see this rated above 5
but not by me, 7 easy 
 dkliger wrote:
Miles Davis did a really nice cover of this.

 
it's track #7 off of his 'you're under arrest' album from 1985.
She Bop hasn't been played here in almost 14 years...keep up the good work.
Miles Davis did a really nice cover of this.
Sublime!
 AliGator wrote:
Yeahhhh, there's so much nostalgia wrapped up in this song that I can't be objective. But I think it's a great tune. Cyndi's voice is nice and solid. I like the harmonies too. 

 
echo that, well stated AliG    sweet tune by a real star (in her individual style!)
This song always reminds me of French supermarkets.

We were on holiday in France when it was big and the French were mad for it.

I can almost taste the baguette and nutella...
Remember when her boyfriend dumped her because he didn't like her haircut?
I'm pretty shocked to hear this song on Radio Paradise, but I love it. I was maybe 10 when it came out, so there's that. But it is also a dang good song. 
 iggam wrote:
I'd love to hear Crispin Glover cover this tune. 

 

A guy named Crispin looks like that?  Somehow I'm not surprised.


Also covered well by Everything But The Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrKq4JcS58Q
Whaaat? In Radio Paradise? No, no, no, sir! {#Stop}
J/K! {#Wink} Peace! {#Sunny}
9........I also really like "Money changes everything"
 thatslongformud wrote:
Gilian Welch and Dave Rawlings do a really nice version of this.  It really is a great song underneath all the '80s production/nostalgia

 
Have not heard that cover but I have always liked this.  Lauper has a very legitimate set of pipes.
yeah... no.
What next - Josh Groban?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySVWeao57m8

i'm surprised we don't hear more cassandra wilson around here. she fits.  
Gilian Welch and Dave Rawlings do a really nice version of this.  It really is a great song underneath all the '80s production/nostalgia
I'd love to hear Crispin Glover cover this tune. 
Yeahhhh, there's so much nostalgia wrapped up in this song that I can't be objective. But I think it's a great tune. Cyndi's voice is nice and solid. I like the harmonies too. 
Another absolutely parfait song....