Dr. Lindyke - Minutes And Hours (Shadow)

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This particular song doesn't mean anything. It's a song designed to communicate a mood, to which you assign your own meaning. But the line "Sweet and yet sour are the times of this life" sort of dictated a bittersweet tune to me. Since I first saw "The Music Man", I've been fascinated with the idea of using the same tune with different time signatures, so the choruses and verses share a melody here.

lyrics

[introduction, 6/4 time]

[chorus, 3/4 time]
Minutes and hours keep me awake
Minutes and hours allow me to say
That which is ours shall never fade
These minutes and hours at the end of my day.

[verse, 4/4 time]
Midnights bring showers as the sun falls away
Lightning, like fire, produces, let's say
Something like flowers, a beauty this night
In minutes and hours may shed their last light.

[instrumental bridge, 6/4 time]

[chorus, 3/4 time]
Minutes and hours know I'm a friend.
Kings and those higher say let's begin
Finished, not tired, all things must end
Together acquired, as it is, not has been.

[verse, 4/4 time]
Sweet and yet sour are the times of this life
Bold, sometimes coward, I laugh to defy
Minutes and hours, a long lost romance
This time is ours, if only by chance

[chorus, 3/4 time]
Minutes and hours keep me awake
Minutes and hours allow me to say
That which is ours shall never fade
These minutes and hours at the end of the day.

[instrumental, 6/4 time, with 4/4 in the final 3 measures]

credits

from SpinTunes #1: Round 2, released July 14, 2010
Music by Dave Leigh
Lyrics by William Hoover

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