Shirley Lynn Music
line


music lyrics

Close window

"It's About Time"

It's About Time 1. Procrastinator's Lust
2. Yesterday's Tomorrow
3. Grand Illusion
4. About Time
5. Two Hearts
6. Fly Like a Bird

Thoughts from the Songwriter:
"I've been consistently writing songs over the past couple of years. I lusted to do it... ie.to have a go at recording some of my tunes. It was on my bucket list. Each time I'd go to do it though, I'd procrastinate and stall, there was always some reason why I wasn't ready...

In the process of creating this CD, I've had to remind myself that learning is about the journey and not perfection alone. In fact it is better to take some steps – however small - instead of doing nothing at all. Launching my debut CD is a celebration of this process - moving beyond what I knew before to what I know now to stand tall and share my work appreciating the experience and knowing the effort that has gone into it.

Recording this album at Grumpy Old Man Studio I acknowledge the effort of Terry Doyle, his commitment and professionalism throughout the whole process. Terry has been a great mentor and his staunch support for original music here in the North Queensland region is very notable.

corner rollThe CD has six simple tunes that relate to a common theme 'time'. Bass guitar and keyboardtracks added by Chris Ellis and flute by Morag Gane to the song "Fly like a Bird" add a really nice touch to the album without steering it away from its original intent. I am very fortunate to have had the contribution from both of these accomplished artists and I value their input tremendously. No more waiting or procrastinating; "It's About TIME"; is released."

NEWS: The CD Launch


Song Lyrics
Select each heading below to expand information about insights as well as song lyrics.


Procrastinator's Lust - insights

arrow Procrastinator's Lust [Shirley Lynn]

Taking action can lead to fulfillment, the foundation of new insights, dreams and desires. The result and the outcome of any action will be what it will be. While experience teaches many things, beyond experience there is possibility.

Life's sparkle can be found in simple things. We're all diamonds.

Life is no dress rehearsal. We're already on the stage. Things don't need to be perfect. Many people transcend and evolve their own state of being through action and belief to find and meet new possibility therein.

What are we waiting for?


arrow Lyrics


Procrastinator's Lust

Verse 1
She wanted to do it yesterday – but now its tomorrow
There’s nothing standing in her way
But thoughts from somewhere she borrowed.
Will she ever feel good enough    
Will she ever work through her stuff
With this strong suit – life is tough,
Never more than a diamond in the rough

CHORUS

Heaven knows what she’s waiting for    fireworks or rust
Heaven knows what she’s waiting for    procrastinator’s lust

Verse 2

The essence of the moment - is only here today
Yesterday is now long gone, tomorrow’s too far away
Time is here & time cannot be spared
Waiting round for the lust and dust affair
There’s a diamond precious and rare, a diamond to be bared

CHORUS

Time it turns to dust, [no more waiting, no more waiting]
Time it turns to dust, [no more waiting, no more waiting]


Instrumental [Chorus]

Time it turns to dust, [no more waiting, no more waiting]
Time it turns to dust, [no more waiting, no more waiting]

Time it turns to dust, [no more waiting, no more waiting]
Waiting on – procrastinator’s lust

 “She wanted to do it yesterday – but now it’s tomorrow”


Yesterday's Tomorrow - insights

arrow Yesterday's Tomorrow [Shirley Lynn]

"The distinction between the past, present & future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Albert Einstein

"Time is an illusion we live within."

Our perception of time is what we use to make sense of a changing world. Through language our social context and what we know the concept of time is explored.


Reference is provided below to some interesting articles found in relation to some conceptual areas touched upon in the lyrics of this song.

arrow Is time an illusion?
arrow Time is only an illusion
arrow Albert Einstein and the Fabric of Time
arrow The Fabric of the Cosmos


arrow Lyrics


Yesterday's Tomorrow

Intra
If yesterday’s tomorrow really is today, if yesterday’s tomorrow really is today
With that I have a question, I would like to ask
Is tomorrow already here or has it yet to pass?


VERSE 1

Staring from the inside looking out again, Standing on a path that’s going nowhere
Light through the shadows there in the distance, Tomorrow really is today
If tomorrow really is today.

CHORUS

Is it coming, is it just in the mix of words you say?
Is it coming, is it just another made up game to play?
Is it coming, never my intension for me to act so dumb? Is it coming?
Does tomorrow come if it’s here today? Does tomorrow come if it’s here today.

VERSE 2

Wake up to the morning with the sun a shining, Past the break that marks a brand new day
Distant hope it is coming, but tomorrow really is today,
Tomorrow really is today.

CHORUS

Is it coming, is it just in the mix of words you say?
Is it coming, is it just another made up game to play?
Is it coming, never my intension for me to act so dumb? Is it coming?
Does tomorrow come if it’s here today? Does tomorrow come if it’s here today

Does tomorrow come if it’s here today? Does tomorrow come - It's here today


Grand Illusion - insights

arrow Grand Illusion [Shirley Lynn]

The Mayan long count calendar came to an end on 21st December, 2012. "End of the World" phenomenon prevailed.

In a world where things are dynamic and constantly changing there's a need to question what we hear, what we hold true and believe. The law of attraction is at work at all times and our life experience is often formed through our thoughts.

Life's "reality" is viewed according to our interpretation of it.
Life may not be what it seems, it could be just a dream...
One thing's for sure - it's all impermanent. Gone too soon.

What if our reality really is an illusion? What if we create the illusion we live within? Are we able to transcend the stories and rackets that we run to find greater possibilities? What then - are we projecting beyond 2012?


Reference is provided below to some interesting articles that have been found in relation to some conceptual areas touched upon in the lyrics of this song.

arrow The Secret
arrow Law of attraction
arrow 2012 Mayan Word
arrow 2012 Doomsday Prediction - "The Mayan Calendar Conspiracy"
arrow Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world
arrow Galileo - theories about the earth
arrow Reality in Buddhism
arrow The Fabric of the Cosmos

arrow Lyrics


2012 - Grand Illusion

2012  - What’s predicted is the end of the world
DM    DM    DM   DM   (Stop)

VERSE 1

Galileo disbelieved early theories about the earth
He challenged thinking around the centre of the universe   -----
People even believed the surface of the earth was flat
Ships sailed around the world and that was the end of that   -----
……………………………….. {Grand Illusion} x2

VERSE 2

So things that we know, may not be what they seem
What if I said, we’re just living in a dream   -----
Beliefs along the way, question them I say
Anytime lately, right here, right now, today   -----

CHORUS

Law of attraction some conclusions foregone, What grand illusions did they have going on 
Law of attraction some conclusions foregone, What grand illusions did they have going on
……………………………….. {Grand Illusion} x2

VERSE 3

Somewhere beyond the dark - things we cannot see,
Things we may not know, things we may not even believe  -----
Somewhere lost in time, instances defined   -----
By impermanence and remnants left behind -----

CHORUS

Law of attraction some conclusions foregone, What grand illusions could we have going on 
Law of attraction some conclusions foregone, What grand illusions could we have going on

BRIDGE

New beginnings - Peace not war
Love one another - like ne-ver before
The place for change – it comes from within
No better time than now, No better time than now - to begin

CHORUS

Law of attraction some conclusions foregone, What grand illusions could we have going on 
Law of attraction some conclusions foregone, What grand illusions could we have going on
……………………………….. {Grand Illusion} x2

2012 - What’s predicted is the end of the world     


About Time - insights

arrow About Time [Shirley Lynn]

Life includes the full gammet of all things. Times can be tough and experiences challenging.

In working with life's challenges there is an opportunity to determine one's response in the face of joy, happiness, sadness, loss, hardship and tragic adversity to facilitate the evolvement of an inner world - to find peace, freedom, compassion, love and forgiveness. This is our time and we can shine through being who we are and who we need to be. Some experiences may be out of our control but we can shape and determine our response to the experiences that we have.

Tick.. Tock.. Tick.. Tock.. Tick.. Tick.. Tick Tick Tock.
Time ticks away. We're only here for a short time.

Let your love shine through - anytime...

10 mindful minutes



arrow Lyrics


It's About Time

Tick tock – tick tock – tick tock – tick tick tock
Chorus:
It’s time, To shi-i-i-ine, Anytime’s - a good time to shine – cause it’s about time

VERSE 1
There’s a time to live, a time to die
A time to sometimes question why
A time for goodbye, a time for hello
A time for loving and for letting go

Chorus
It’s time, To shi-i-i-ine, Anytime’s - a good time to shine – cause it’s about time

Tick tock – tick tock – tick tock – tick tick tock
VERSE 2
There’s a time to win, a time to loose
A time to learn from what we choose
A time to build, a time to grow
A time to move beyond what we know

Chorus:
It’s time, To shi-i-i-ine, Anytime’s - a good time to shine – cause it’s about time

Tick tock – tick tock – tick tock – tick tick tock
VERSE 3
There’s a time to heal, a time to believe
A time for hurt needs time to grieve
A time to cry, a time to sing
A time to wear those angel wings

Chorus:

It’s time, To shi-i-i-ine, Anytime’s - a good time to shine – cause it’s about time

BRIDGE
No better time than now to shine
Who knows what’s waiting down the line ____

Chorus:
It’s time, To shi-i-i-ine, Anytime’s a good time to shine
It’s About time, It’s About time   
..tick tock   tick tock   tick tock – tick tick tock

 

Two Hearts - insights

arrow Two Hearts[Shirley Lynn]

In a NOW moment when nothing else matters but what is. A lover’s zone - Two hearts aligned with acceptance in a world of being. No thoughts for yesterday, today or tomorrow - just the present state of bliss within which may exist a sense of timelessness.

arrow Lyrics


Two Hearts

Verse
Tonight you’re mine, I want you completely
To spend your time with me alone
Wrapped in safe arms & the shades drawn completely
To the whisper of words our hearts can moan

CHORUS
Two hearts - infused with desire
Secluded from the world - others know
Two hearts with all they require
Hell bent on being alone – o o o one…
Timeless lover’s zone
Timeless lover’s zone
Timeless lover’s zone
Timeless

[Infused with desire - secluded from the world others know]
[With all they require - hell bent on being alone]

Verse
Pausing each breath, to hold back the fire
Exhaling lust could burn the house down
Stacked are the odds not a thing is required
Together sharing in the moment found

CHORUS
Timeless lover’s zone

 

Fly Like a Bird - insights

arrow Fly Like a Bird [Shirley Lynn]

Who is our worst enemy?
...Sometimes we ourselves are our own worst enemy.

Beginnings and endings are constantly happening - all the time. Every moment can be considered new while at the same time the eternal moment is infinate and never ending. Our views can be fixated holding onto stories and ways of being that are not working for us. This can hold us back from being and doing who and what we really want. The greatest power for change is within...

Love is letting go.
Letting go of that which is not ours to control, letting go of that which no longer serves us well, letting go the extra baggage collected along life's journey that heavily weighs the spirits down. Like a bird, fly within an infinate space to be free. Step beyond the past to experience a world of greater possibility. Eclipse. Reset filters and make adjustments for the liberation that freedom brings.

BE free.

arrow Lyrics


Fly Like a Bird

There are times, in this world we are our worst enemy
Thoughts that we have and actions we take define our reality

Instrumental lead in
VERSE 1
Fly  ... like a bird
Take the wings that you have been gi-ven
Sour your - soul on high
To a place where all is forgi-i-i-iven
CHORUS
Fly, fly, fly like a  bird.....       Like a bird – meet the sky
Fly, fly, fly like a bird.....       Let freedom be your guide

Instrumental lead in
VERSE 2
Fly... like a bird
Lift some weight off your shoulders can’t carry the world
Set your - spirit free
Let the wind blow away life’s tragedies
CHORUS
Fly, fly, fly like a  bird.....       Like a bird – meet the sky
Fly, fly, fly like a bird.....       Let freedom be your guide

BRIDGE
No longer seeking an eye for an eye
No last ditch attempts to relive days gone by
No longer words left unsaid on your lips
The moment has come to ecli- i- i- ipse
INSTRUMENTAL

CHORUS
Repeat CHORUS
....Fly like a bird

noteswww.shirleylynn.com.au

Shirley Lynn Music

eXTReMe Tracker Focus on Design