This Time Around

Album: This Time Around (2000)
Charted: 20

Songfacts®:

  • Zac Hanson told us: "It's about fighting back, 'You can't say I didn't give it, I won't wait another minute, on our way this time around.' The story line in the song, we almost pictured it as someone in the middle of a conflict, maybe a war, and the honor of giving one's self out to say, 'I'm going to go for it all no matter what the consequences are because of what really matters. I'm not going to live a free life with chains on, I'm not going to give away my friends.' It's about that ultimate sticking it to the man."
  • This was Hanson's second studio album released on a major label. It came out three years after Middle Of Nowhere, which contained the massive hit "MMMBop."
  • Zac: "If anything, it's a statement to every artist and every musician out there just to say, 'Go for it, mean something and do something great.' Whatever that entails, that's what you should focus on." (Check out our interview with Zac Hanson.)

Comments: 5

  • Laura from Bergen, NyI totally love This Time Around!! When I listen to This Time Around, it makes me want to take charge and change my ways in my life. They look amazingly hot especially Taylor! I love him very much! Keep up the awesome songs, Hanson!! You Rock!!
  • Heather from Waukesha, WiI love the song, I couldn't believe that their music changed so much. I also like the message in the song because it reminds me of my life and what I want to achieve out of it.
  • Madeline from Melbourne, AustraliaThis song is one of the best. The album is different from Middle Of Nowhere but still boppy.
  • Winona from Mount Morris, IlThis song is what made me a Hanson Fan (with a capital F). I was shocked and quite pleasantly surprised that it was Hanson, those "cute little boys," that I was seeing and hearing. I bought the album not long after. That whole summer, I told everyone who would listen that that album was the most surprisingly good album I'd heard that year...and as they say, the rest is history.
  • Aria from Omaha, Nethey looked good in the video for this
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