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Something Wonderful: Eva Cassidy sings “Time After Time””

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
Suitcase 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”
And 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 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 (deep inside)
And 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’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 will be waiting
Time after time
Time after time

I’ve got a suitcase of memories that I almost left behind
Time after time
Time, time, time
But you say to go slow but I fall behind
Time after time after time (after time, oh)

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Joe Krill November 15, 2020, 2:37 PM

    Thank you Gerard. It has been years since I enjoyed her beautiful music. Joe Krill

  • Kevin in PA November 15, 2020, 2:43 PM

    Very nice version. I actually like it more than C. Lauper.

  • Shreveman November 15, 2020, 2:47 PM

    Eva’s cover of this song brings tears to my eyes.

  • Jack November 15, 2020, 3:27 PM

    A beautiful girl and wonderful talent who left us before reaching her bloom. But, what an amazing collection she gave us.

  • Stargazer November 15, 2020, 3:58 PM

    Very nice. Thank you.

  • John the River November 15, 2020, 4:12 PM

    Playing Eva’s music for someone for the first time is a bittersweet experience; “She’s wonderful, where can I go to listen to her?”, “Mmmm… Sorry?”.

    I prefer her “Over the rainbow” to any other.

  • Jewel November 15, 2020, 4:32 PM

    When I first heard her sing Bridge Over Troubled Water, I thought to myself, It’s no fair that all the best blues singers are blacks. Then I saw a video of her singing that song. She doesn’t sound like a 4 foot something blonde girl of Irish- German descent. She’s no Milli vanilli

  • Joe November 15, 2020, 5:36 PM

    A quote from Eva….”I really like to create the sound of a choir the most. If you could see what the sound of it looks like when I shut my eyes and listen, you’d see the sound as angels spanning across the universe.
    I have the easiest job in the world. All I have to do is sing and play the guitar.”

  • CCW November 15, 2020, 5:37 PM

    The Eva Cassidy Story – on ABC Nightline
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36oe7p

  • Artie November 15, 2020, 6:19 PM

    Beautiful…Thank you Gerard.

  • Auntie Analogue November 15, 2020, 7:09 PM

    Seeing and listening to so many performers, no matter how dazzlingly they perform, that’s what I see and hear from them: a performance. The more I listen to Eva Cassidy’s work, she makes me feel that she’s giving me a look deep into her soul. That sense of intimacy she arouses in the listener was, and it remains, a Divine gift.

  • jd November 16, 2020, 6:04 AM

    Thank you for this, Gerard, and the comments following which provided the Nightline video
    from the nineties when Nightline was still worth watching. In the last 24 hours I watched two
    uplifting films, the one above and “Little Lord Fountelroy”. Unrealistic to be sure they
    would tell us today but with so much to aspire to.

  • Bilderback November 16, 2020, 6:46 AM

    There have always been a few folks whose gift was interpretation and arranging as opposed to creation. Unseen are the hours, days, weeks, and months of her coaxing every last bit out of every last note and word. When you’re that good at it, it’s a gift on par with actually writing the song. What a terrific loss that she passed just as she was finally about to be noticed by the larger world. I’d also mention she was above average as a self accompanying guitarist, which is lost on many. That’s considerably more hours of labor fueled by desire to excel. I don’t know if she would have been fabulously rich and famous. Probably not, but I don’t think that was her goal. She had a loveliness inside she was compelled to express and she was allowed a small opportunity to do that. These years later there are a few that are grateful she lived. Being able to touch people in a meaningful way is a wonderful gift to leave behind.

  • Jahaziel Maqqebet November 16, 2020, 7:03 AM

    “Pine trees of Georgia” and “Fields of Gold” are two other killer songs of hers.

  • Ronald November 16, 2020, 8:10 PM

    Killer Tunes..
    This is a killer tune boys..
    Ok Ronnie turn it down it’s totally distorting..

    And Eva makes me cry

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