She Has No Time

Album: Hopes And Fears (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Tim Rice-Oxley (piano) for Tom Chaplin (vocals). Tom had a crush on this one girl, that just didn't seem to care about him. So Tim, the good friend he is, wanted to help him out, so he wrote this song for him. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dominik - Zurich, Switzerland

Comments: 9

  • Lilly from Alpine, NjWho ever was the girl that didn't care for Tom Chaplin was an idiot to let him go.
  • Richel from Santa Ana, Cai'll be willingly to die so tom can sing at my funeral...:]..he's that good
  • Jackie from Rugby, EnglandI love Keane, and I think Tom is one of the best frontmen ever. According to their official website, Cherry Keane is a friend of Tom's mum.
  • Dawson from Draper, UtI love Tom Chaplin, his voice is incredible, probably his best work is on "Leaving So Soon?"
  • Alex from Madrid, SpainAll Hopes and Fears album was written by Tim Rice-Oxley indeed.
  • Katie from Somewhere, NjI know this isn't about this particular song, but does anyone know who wrote "Bedshaped"?
  • Tanya from Rotterdam, NetherlandsOkay, the story is: 'We went to school together, and Tom, who's the singer, used to be looked after by an old lady called Cherry Keane. We thought it was a great name, and we had a gig and we needed a name, so we thought we'd use that. People got the name mixed up with Cherokee, so we decided to lose the first name and just go with Keane. It's just a name, it means something to us.' (says Richard in an interview february 19th 2004)
  • Liz from S Windsor, CtWhat do u mean by his 'dinner lady' ?
  • Urckle from Stoke-on-trent, EnglandKeane was named after Tom Chaplin's dinner lady, who was ironically called Mrs Keane
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