Time After Time

Album: She's So Unusual (1983)
Charted: 3 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
    Suitcases of memories
    Time after

    Sometimes you picture me
    I'm walking too far ahead
    You're calling 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 will 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 will 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 will 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

    Time after time
    Time after time
    Time after time
    Time after time
    Time after time
    Time after time
    Time after time
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    Time Writer/s: Robert Hyman, Cyndi Lauper
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 44

  • Left High Kick from Middle Class UsaGreat song, timeless piece. I think of my old girlfriend with this song and how things went for us.
    She was coming out of a bad marriage I needed someone who actually treats me with respect. I was coming out of a bad relationship myself and it destroyed and family.

    We were young, we were affectionate, we were so into each other, we were in love, and we were stupid to think it would last forever.

    She gave me the signs in the beginning. She said she wanted a future. She said she wanted someone to run away with, someone to put everything of her into. And I couldn’t give it to her. I told her I never want to be married. I never wanted any children and I can’t have children. I told her what I was willing to do in the beginning and things never changed on my end. We began fighting a lot.

    One time she told me towards the end, “if you were a real man you’d have let me go two years ago.” That hit home. It’s sunk in. I said OK, I step back and I’m gone.

    Then a virus hit and I can’t talk to her. I had to leave her alone because if I come back into her life in anyway, she will think it’s back to square one. And then I’ll be the bad guy for a strain on her long.

    I miss those times, the days of innocence, the days of yesteryear. I’ll never be that happy again. And I guess I was stupid to think that would last forever.

    Cindy has a good line in here:” suitcase of memories - time after time...”

    We has so many trips together. And there’s certain things that I bought with her, and certain clothing I used to wear with her that I won’t use anymore. I won’t touch anymore. I still keep them but I won’t wear them. I can’t bring myself to wear them. Because it reminds me of our time together. And I will never feel that way again in my life. She talked to me different. And that’s it. It’s been five months.

    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed. Time is a valuable thing
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 17th 1984, Cyndi Lauper performed "Time After Time" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    The following month on April 8th, 1984 it entered the Top 100 at #53; eight weeks later on June 3rd, 1984 it peaked at #1 for two weeks...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show she also performed her debut Top 100 record, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", and at the time it was its last day at #2, it had been at #2 for 2 weeks and that was also its peak position on the Top 100...
    Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper will celebrate her 62nd birthday in three months on June 22nd {2015}.
  • Mathews from Lusaka, Zambiai love this song and its alot to me. From Africa to the world
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis si such a classic! Amazing song, vocals, music, lyrics...EVERYTHING!!! Love it so much! :)
  • Emmymos from Kahama, TanzaniaMmmmmm!
    Your song it will remain forever and ever,couse no one will sing like that,when im listen that song im feeling so good,also im use to sing like that!bravooo! cylind louper for TIME AFTER TIME
  • Joseph from Lubbock, TxThis is an absolutely haunting song. A little spooky even. But it's also one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
  • Stormie from Lexington, Oki really loved time after time. if i were gay i would so go out with Cyndi Lauper. she is really pretty. she seems like a sweet person. she is my favorite.
  • Peter Steele from Medicine Hat Ab, AbThis is my number 2 favorite love song of all time and it sounds as good each time I hear it as it did the first time I heard it in the 1980's....it mesmerizes me with emotion and tears and sends shivers through my body....I LOVE THIS SONG and the guitar solo ranks up at the top of my list with Boston's Hitchin' A Ride and Led Zepplin's Comfortably Numb...thank you!
  • Carrie from Roanoke, VaAlthough I love the original, Matchbox 20 does a great cover version.
  • Rahul from Chennai, Indiabeautiful song..... must admit....
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI worship this song. Cyndi proved she was more than a wildchild. Brilliant!
  • Mugaiga from Kampala, UgandaYour song cyndi lauper will sell until the world turns down wards.I love it so much.Because when Ilisten to TIME AFTER TIME my mind rests.GOD bless you cyndi lauper.
  • Mugaiga from Kampala, UgandaNo one will sing afavourite song like Time after time.cyndi's singing was great but klinking noises came up but didnot give any effect to the tune.BEST of the BEST versions.keep it up.
  • Ron from Los Angeles, CaCyndi's version is definately the BEST version but you should also check out Miles Davis' too. If you like smooth jazz with a mind, you'll love it!
  • Donavan from Sacramento, CaThe version by R&B/bass group INOJ is also terrible. This version always has been and probably always will be the best.
  • Chryssie from Canberra, AustraliaThis song appears in the movie Strictly Ballroom, sung as a duet, with the girl part being sung by Tara Morrice (the actress that plays Fran. It is a really good version, and so beautifully fits the movie.
  • Esere from Nigeria, OtherThis is My best song, cyndi's original is the best version of the song.All the other versions are just wack, except the 'Body Acoustic' version by Cyndi and Sarah Mclachlan.
  • Brett from Greer, ScA friend of mine named Katie Cook recorded this song for the 2003 movie "A View From The Top". I love her version and Cyndi's version.

    Brett, Greer, SC
  • Jason from Kirksville, Mowhen i was little i watched a christmas movie that had the song time after time in it and i can't remember the name of the movie and i wanted to know the name of the movie. for about the last 20 years if any one can help me out it would be much appreciated you can email me at kodatheone@yahoo.com "this song rocks"
    koda, kirksvile, mo
  • Alvaro from Montevideo, South AmericaLove this song (Cyndi's version), specially for being so simple... best songs are really simple, just because they're true and felt; very complex song are just a writing excercise, but feelings are simple, and so are good songs...
    Technically, i love the bassline... simple, but very effective.
  • Ben from Claremont, MnUhhh... I'm listening to the Eva Cassidy version right now... she's good, but she totally changed the whole feel of the song. Cyndi is definitely the way to go, although the Matchbox 20 version is nice, too.
  • Irwan from Delft, NetherlandsThis song appears as Randy's broken heart song (My name is Earl TV series 2006)... Earl even said to Randy in his own version:"if you fall I won't catch you and I won't be waiting" It was really a suitable song choice in my humble opinion....
  • Nicole from Kenosha, WiThis song really just inspires me, this has to be one of my favorite songs ever. Music is a big part of my life, and just the beat and the sound of her voice in this song gets to me every time.
  • Zach from Grand Rapids, MiI love Cyndi Lauper so much, I even dyed my hair the red color she had in the video. I listen to this song all the time, it's my favorite. Cyndi Rox!
  • Liliana from Mexico, MexicoI was on my way home from a job interview and this song was playing on the radio. It made me think of my daughter... the chorus is what I "tell" my daughter.... she move to another state to follow the boy she is in love with... If she ends up with a broken heart I'll be here if she feels lost, I'll be here to catch her.. Time After Time.
  • Jerry from Eatontown, NjI really like the way she sings it.It is a very pretty song and I think she has a great voice.I also like the unique clothes that she wears.She has a million dollar voice but a ten dollar clothes allowance timgins
  • Anonymous from Dixon , CaEva Cassidy does really good covers
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesEva Cassidy's version is OK, but no one sings "Time After Time" better than Cyndi Lauper
  • Alex from St-marthe, AlI just love this song, And eva's version is just TERRIBLE, it destructs your mind, all of it.
  • Heather from Leominster, MaThere's been a lot of covers of Time After Time, but one i recently discovered and love is a live and acoustic version by Matchbox 20. Check it out, it's great. :)
  • Jerry from Brooklyn, NySadly, I have just recently discovered Eva Cassidy. Her version is haunting. So sad we lost such an angelic voice too too soon!
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InAnother great hit from the year 1984. Maybe BIG BROTHER was a potential threat, but the music couldn't have been better. 1984-1985 is amoung the best of the best that the industry has to offer musically if you ask me.
  • Plwh888 from Singapore, SingaporeOthers who covered this song ;

    Time After Time - Novaspace (techno ver)
    Time After Time - Paul Parker (hi-nrg ver)
    Time After Time - Everything But The Girl (acoustic ver)
    Time After Time - The Boomtang Boys (metro ver)
    Time After Time - Distantz Sound (drum and bass ver)
  • Walter from Pretoria, South AfricaThe Eva Cassidy version of the song was used in the tv series of Smallville Season 1 right at the end of the episode 'Crush'.
  • Brian from Bakersfield, CaBeautiful song. Really special the way the backing vocal continues as the lead vocal solos near the end. Guitar work is just right . . . what ever happened to the flanger??
  • Adam from Poplar Bluff, MoListen to Eva Cassidy's cover, it is the most beautiful version of "time after time" i have ever heard.
  • Alf from New York, Nythis was on napoleon dynamite during the dance, right before pedro decides to run for president
  • Carl Craven from London, EnglandThis song for me is the most Sentimental song ever, I'm a guy and a hetrosexual male for that matter, but when I hear this song I feel emotional.
  • Josie from Colchester, Englandi think this song is great
  • Jme from Raleigh, NcThis song is used in the movie "Strictly Ballroom"
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesSeveral dance versions of "Time After Time" saw the song re-charting sporadically between 1997 and 2002, the best known being by an act called Distant Soundz.
  • Scott from Hampton, NjAbout "We Are the World"
    Cyndi's singing was great,
    but her jewelry was the problem:

    "While recording the song, Cyndi's vocals came up with klinking noises. It was recorded 3 times before discovering her mounds of beaded jewelry were causing the disturbances."

    You can see this on the "Making of" Video.
  • Per from Odense, DenmarkCindy Lauper sang on the "We are the World"-single. When recording the chorus part they had to do it over again and again,- Cindy's voice was too high pitched and strident.
  • Steph from San Antonio, TxThe tears Cyndi sheds at the end of the video are real.
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