Paul Heaton: "It's a relationship song which I probably did write from personal experience. I've been in a situation myself where I said, 'I need a little time.'" Dave Rotheray, on the other hand, said, "It's still a love song, but it doesn't follow the same path as every other love song.'" Briana Corrigan added, "A Little Time is a common situation. Love's not always pretty, it can be a really horrible situation and not many people sing about that."
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above - All 3 quotes from 1000 UK #1 Hits
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