Praying For Time

Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990)
Charted: 6 1
  • Do you think we have time?
    Do you think we have time?

    These are the days of the open hand
    They will not be the last
    Look around now
    These are the days of the beggars and the choosers

    This is the year of the hungry man
    Whose place is in the past
    Hand in hand with ignorance
    And legitimate excuses

    The rich declare themselves poor
    And most of us are not sure
    If we have too much
    But we'll taking our chance to say
    I sang twenty years and a day
    But nothing changed
    The human race found some other guy
    And walked into the flame

    It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
    Hanging on to hope
    When there is no hope to speak of
    And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
    Then maybe we should all be praying for time

    Doo oh oh
    Do you think we have time?
    Do you
    Do you think we have time?

    These are the days of the empty hand
    Oh, you hold on to what you can
    And charity, charity is a coat you wear twice a year

    This is the year of the guilty man
    Your television takes a stand
    And you find that what was over there is over here

    So you scream from behind your door
    Say what's mine is mine and not yours
    I may have too much but I'll take my chances
    I sang twenty years and a day
    'Cause nothing changed
    The human race found some other guy
    And walked into the flames

    It's hard to love, Jesus, there's so much to hate
    Hanging on to hope, there is no hope to speak of
    And the wounded skies above say it's much too late
    Then maybe we should all be praying for time

    Doo doo doo
    Do you think we have time?
    Do you
    Do you think we have time?
    Lord, give us time Writer/s: GEORGE MICHAEL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Susan from Airdrie, -George Michael's words in this song and in the interview excerpt above are so true. This song is sad, but it also, like he says, speaks of the perception, not the reality of it all. He gives words to our feelings, then shows us how to overcome them and be positive.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiEpic song. Great message. Very powerful.
  • Erin from Boston, Massachusetts, MaA haunting but beautiful song. Speaks to the desperation so many people are feeling, then and now. Time does seem to be the only true healer of our pain and suffering.
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