It Is About Time

Albert Einstein said, “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  Physicists believe that time is not real, so there is no past or future because everything exists in the present.  Most people think that the past has already happened and that the future doesn’t exist, but others feel that every moment of our lives is out there existing in its own spacetime.  My followers are forced to read this post one moment at a time and it might be possible that the whole story of your life has already been written to a DVD, but since you don’t have the forward and reverse buttons, you are forced to experience your life one moment at a time.  Some scientific evidence exists which seems to go against the true nature of reality supports this theory and if this is true, then everything that you know is utterly an illusion.  This may be best summed up in the Moody Blues song ‘Late Lament’ with the lyrics, “Tell me someone that this is all an illusion”.

Last week we had Blowing in the Wind where the theme was songs that feature wind instruments suggested by Maggie From Cave Walls.  This week the theme is songs that feature the lyrics of either Past, Present, or Future.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the song ‘Built To Last’ by the Grateful Dead today.  Next week, I will be writing about the Kinnie Starr song ‘Ophelia’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
November 14, 2021 – Birth, Death, Life
November 21, 2021 – Lion, Tiger, Bear, Eagle, Shark suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II
November 28, 2021 – School, College, Education, Class, Degree suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II
December 5, 2021 – House, Room, Kitchen, Shower, Attic suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II

38 thoughts on “It Is About Time

  1. The band got their name from an agricultural seed drill inventor I believe?

    Happy and I’m smiling
    Walk a mile to drink your water
    You know I’d love to love you
    And above you there’s no other

    We’ll go walking out
    While others shout of war’s disaster
    Oh, we won’t give in
    Let’s go living in the past

    Once I used to join in
    Every boy and girl was my friend
    Now there’s revolution, but they don’t know
    What they’re fighting

    Let us close our eyes
    Outside their lives go on much faster
    Oh, we won’t give in
    We’ll keep living in the past

    Oh, we won’t give in
    Let’s go living in the past

    Oh no, no we won’t give in
    Let’s go living in the past

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Ian Anderson

    Living In the Past lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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    1. I always loved Jethro Tull’s music such a different sound. Great choice.
      Yes The Original Jethro Tull was born in the county I live in now, I originally am London born and bred.
      Jethro Tull, (born 1674, Basildon, Berkshire, Eng. —died Feb. 21, 1741, Prosperous Farm, near Hungerford, Berkshire), English agronomist, agriculturist, writer, and inventor whose ideas helped form the basis of modern British agriculture. Tull trained for the bar, to which he was called in 1699.

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