Drake, Nick - Time Has Told Me Lyrics



Time has told me
You're a rare rare find
A troubled cure
For a troubled mind

And time has told me
Not to ask for more
Someday our ocean
Will find its shore

So I'll leave the ways that are making me be
What I really don't want to be
Leave the ways that are making me love
What I really don't want to love

Time has told me
You came with the dawn
A soul with no footprint
A rose with no thorn

Your tears they tell me
There's really no way
Of ending your troubles
With things you can say

And time will tell you
To stay by my side
To keep on trying
'til there's no more to hide

So leave the ways that are making you be
What you really don't want to be
Leave the ways that are making you love
What you really don't want to love

Time has told me
You're a rare rare find
A troubled cure
For a troubled mind

And time has told me
Not to ask for more
For some day our ocean
Will find its shore




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Drake, Nick Time Has Told Me Comments
  1. Neil Rafferty

    Poor guy , I really feel his suffering .

  2. youiti2nz

    この会社にはお世話になった本

  3. Helen Mcintosh

    Can’t stop listening to this track, and can’t stop thinking of nick, beautiful nick

  4. Geoffrey Jonathan Wilson

    Nick should never be forgotten ever !!!

  5. Geoffrey Jonathan Wilson

    I think he was a great singer/songwriter.Beautiful music he made.

  6. Peter Kiggin

    In my opinion I believe that he would be fine still if left alone to do what he wanted.

  7. Passionate Violinist

    Anybody else who‘s reminding this of Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon&Garfunkel?🤔

  8. Mana Litix

    See any resemblance?
    https://youtu.be/f2UWUlDbsCs

  9. Gem J

    So many memories 💖

  10. Sl8r

    It’s my birthday today. And I don’t want it to be.

  11. sandy osana

    merci mon ange pour ceux que tu es y

  12. John Halley

    What a waste of talent. I just had to got to visit the cemetery where his ashes are buried. The link is here...
    @t

  13. Mr Doodle

    To me this song is just an expression of Drake's tortured sexuality.What else could he be referring to?

  14. Jacob Hutchinson

    If you like this then you'll LOVE Season 1 Episode 9 of My Name is Earl. Earl tries to make amends with his dad :)

  15. Charles Keenan

    I love that another one of my Favorite artist is on this song with him. I believe it's Richard Thompson on Guitar with him here.

  16. Butterfly Collector

    Beautiful 😍😢

  17. GABBYMAX

    Is it okay to say, "The Sound of any Generation"?

  18. Frank Lopez

    That’s so cool, The Cure said they got their name from the lyric, “a troubled cure for a troubled mind”

    lars kirk

    that just ******* with my head

  19. Raphael Azevedo

    dedico ao meu pai !

  20. Raphael Azevedo

    didico ao meu pai !

  21. Slicky Kid

    The world of music fame wasn't fair to him and never let him be successful. Nick Drake was and is a songwriter genius with his beautiful voice and words.

  22. dlbstl

    "Josh Turner guitar" does a spot-on rendition of 1 or 2 of Nick Drake's. Fyi. That is what brought me here.

  23. beatnick92

    so good, such a grand composer. , if only he had hung on longer, and let others in..

  24. brianoidperson

    great musician. clearly a drug casualty

  25. Tasha Beckett

    Sub if you need beats

  26. Ina Fahy

    I'm sobbing

  27. M&P L'Unisson #Auteurs-compositeurs

    Jolie chanson ... Je m'abonne
    Merci
    Retrouve nous sur youTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIyRqcAlozRuwPj_fWvFDGA/?sub_confirmation=1

  28. Andrea Crofskey-Kratzert

    F... what a waste... :(

  29. Elizabeth B.

    Another sweet sensitive soul gone too soon. Absolutely brilliant and gorgeous music.

  30. Gil Odara

    Ele é uma mistura de Dylan! Uma poesia meio Manoel de Barros. Uma arte doce e profunda. Vc é alma da minha🌻🖤

  31. Aidan Doyne

    Nick would have been 70 today.

  32. Amanda Bailey

    Happy birthday nicki!!!

  33. Chameleon Chris

    1:27 Gaz Coombes!

  34. Shikiraamzingly so

    Nick was one of the most talented poetic singers of all time. He inspires my art-projects 100-million-moon percent. A very beautiful human-soul that should still be with us now.

  35. Hari

    Anyone knows where I can get his discography ?

    Thank you :)

    Steven Wilkinson

    He only did 3 main albums in his lifetime ... Five Leaves Left, Bryter Later & Pink Moon ... all slightly different & all fabulous ...

  36. IWillFindYou

    Time has told me
    You’re a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

  37. Dula e Nina

    Music to dream

  38. David Gardiner

    Time has told me, Nick Drake is a rare find.

  39. theherbilgerbil2029

    this beauty just got you subbed x

  40. j n

    Sometimes it's just easier being a meet head than a genius. Most genius people Kno life is a joke and we only get one chance at it and look what we do with it?

  41. Nuno faria

    Best song ever writen

  42. laura cooskey

    Beautiful music, love Nick Drake, and this is my favorite of his albums.
    And i love the images.
    But i confess that i find the faux-old-video lines so frickin' annoying that i can hardly watch it. It's one thing to watch actual old footage with real scratches on the celluloid... when it's added on to look cool, that's like adding a scratchy background soundtrack to make something sound like weathered vinyl. An app for fakely aging something. Irritating AF.

    lars kirk

    better to just read the comments - excellent company

  43. Mark G

    I had never heard of Nick Drake until I watched the movie "The Sense of an Ending". This song is introduced midway through the movie and fit the scene perfectly. So moving was it for me I needed to research the song which brought me here.

  44. Ginos Kokkinos

    so pure so beautiful so deep thank you Nick

  45. Pim van der Kleij

    My icon/beacon when I was 17 in 1979. I'm still alive though. But I also loved Buzzcocks. Nick and Pete are punk, in my heritage:
    Think self, be atonomous

  46. dersou ouzala

    Le temps m'a dit que
    Tu es une découverte très très rare
    Un remède trouble
    Pour un esprit troublé.

    Et le temps m'a dit
    De ne pas en demander plus
    Un jour notre océan
    Trouvera son rivage.

    Alors j'abandonnerai tout ce qui me fait devenir
    Ce que je ne veux pas vraiment être
    J'abandonne tout ce qui me fait aimer
    Ce que je ne veux pas vraiment aimer.

    Le temps m'a dit que
    Tu es venue avec l'aube
    Âme au pas sans empreinte
    Rose sans épines.

    Et tes larmes me disent
    Qu'il n' y a aucun moyen
    De mettre fin à tes ennuis
    Avec des mots de réconfort.

    Et le temps te dira
    De rester à mes côtés
    De continuer malgré tout
    Jusqu'à ce qu'il n'y ait plus rien à cacher.

    Alors abandonne tout ce qui te fait devenir
    Ce que tu ne veux pas vraiment être
    Abandonne tout ce qui te fait aimer
    Ce que tu ne veux pas vraiment aimer.

    Le temps m'a dit que
    Tu es une découverte très très rare
    Un remède trouble
    Pour un esprit troublé.

    Et le temps m'a dit
    De ne pas en demander plus
    Un jour notre océan
    Trouvera son rivage."

  47. Allenwrench

    that's gotta be Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention playing electric guitar, no ?  I like Nick much better just him and his guitar, he's not cutting another Fairport Convention Album you know - you should have know better not to play so many notes Richard - spoils Nick's song imho - listen to "Which Will" and tell me I'm wrong............NIck's final album Pink Moon 'dusted all the particularly average 'session musicians' Nick had to 'tolerate' in the studio into the Dustbin'........good riddance - of course you were right Nick   : P

  48. Kelly Rankin

    Bit of odd delivery, but good lyrics

  49. Zeb Lisch

    okay for real if you don't like this music don't listen to it, don't dishonor his memory by throwing fruit and giving it thumbs down.. nick drake you are amazing, love you man, may you be at peace. this music gets me right in the feels. the lyrics have so much meaning. its not always about powerful vocals but the message they convey. and every song tels a story, from the lightest touch of the fingers to the heaviest strum of the pick.

  50. mirror man

    Time has told me not to stop listening to this. Have done for 48yrs now!

  51. Nancy Iannucci

    HE'S a rare find!

  52. hanin

    Such a gem, thank you Nick for the gifts that you shared with us ❤️

  53. HP Lovecraft

    This is such a heartbreak

  54. Martin et Alban de Stoppani

    Si jeune,si fort.top le gars .respect

  55. E D Daly

    Fuckin hell. I'm 38. Why has nobody ever told me about this guy before?

    Steven Wilkinson

    Sometimes the best music is hidden away ... makes finding it even more special.

    E D Daly

    Hear hear.

  56. iqbal kabir

    what a song!

  57. blackmaster73

    Shame about the overdubs. If Nick had been able to release his songs bare acoustic it would of been better. Just a production crew or engineers wanting to hang on to his coat tails and get some credit. Lot of his stuff was over produced.

    Mikey

    blackmaster73 that’s why Pink Moon is not only Nick Drakes best album but one of the best albums ever made imo

  58. Greg

    I first heard Nicks songs in 1974 when his recordings were so rare, I had to check them out from the public library. I would struggle to get recordings. So thankfully he is widely available again. Great music from a man who was truly before his time.

  59. David Curry

    typed Nick into youtube and 1000 Antithesis Nick Drakes were higher up my search, ....It's called 'search engine optimisation'. .. Companies pay IT companies to get them near the top of the search. .......... it's big business. But not for me. My last job for them was to write in glowing terms about the queen. I couldn't do it, I wrote she stunk off piss, halitosis and death. I have no regrets...... Nick Drake's music is much more powerful than an unelected head of state.

  60. john moffatt

    nick, your music is is beautiful , wish you were here for a chat

  61. colt r

    I'm glad i found you <3

  62. Rknrlgrl

    To by beloved....I'm sorry I let go.

  63. khaled ahmed

    So I’ll leave the ways of making me be
    What I really don’t want to be
    Leave the ways that are making me love
    What I really don’t want to love

  64. harrisonaard1

    Time has told me

    You’re a rare, rare find

    A troubled cure

    For a troubled mind
    And time has told me

    Not to ask for more

    For someday our Ocean

    Will find it’s shore
    So I’ll leave the ways of making me be

    What I really don’t want to be

    Leave the ways that are making me love

    What I really don’t want to love
    Time has told me

    You came with the dawn

    A soul with no footprint

    A rose with no thorn

    Your tears they tell me

    There’s really no way

    Of ending your troubles

    With things you can say
    And time will tell you

    To stay by my side

    To keep on trying

    ‘til theres no more to hide

    So leave the ways that are making you be

    What you really don’t want to be

    Leave the ways that are making you love

    What you really don’t want to love
    Time has told me

    You’re a rare, rare find

    A troubled cure

    For a troubled mind
    And time has told me

    Not to ask for more

    For someday our ocean

    Will find its shore

  65. old bladder Horn

    it'll be brighter later . so no worries .

  66. bh617

    Some of the genius in Nick's songwriting can be found around the line 'so I'll leave the ways that are making me be..'... a brilliant set of chords that a more prosaic songwriter would never put there.

  67. twinoak170

    Music flowed out of him like no one else ever.

  68. letthesun shinethru

    I just Nick was way ahead of his time, a  seer at best. Nice to have his music left behind.

  69. bluesman172

    Exquisite. Sadly there was no cure for his troubled mind.

  70. Luxuryhomes888

    amazing song

  71. Sam Myers

    too bad the brain dead folk crowd couldnt dig this genius when he was around

    Steven Wilkinson

    That was partly because Nick struggled with live performances for different reasons (though Family Tree shows that he played gorgeously live when he was relaxed) & in his own promotion ... John Peel (who launched many careers & had a good ear for talent) did a radio session with Nick in the early 70's though ...

  72. morgan kvikstad

    flat earth song...<3

  73. Ukiah Towns

    Yes good comment from s kirk

  74. MrAdvance2go

    music's Van Gogh. haunting, genius

  75. Sudhan Mahat

    Time has told me
    You’re a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

    And time has told me
    Not to ask for more
    For someday our Ocean
    Will find it’s shore

    So I’ll leave the ways of making me be
    What I really don’t want to be
    Leave the ways that are making me love
    What I really don’t want to love

    Time has told me
    You came with the dawn
    A soul with no footprint
    A rose with no thorn
    Your tears they tell me
    There’s really no way
    Of ending your troubles
    With things you can say

    And time will tell you
    To stay by my side
    To keep on trying
    ‘til theres no more to hide
    So leave the ways that are making you be
    What you really don’t want to be
    Leave the ways that are making you love
    What you really don’t want to love

    Time has told me
    You’re a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

    And time has told me
    Not to ask for more
    For someday our ocean
    Will find its shore

  76. White Tigress

    Maybe it takes some of us longer to live a full life than others. I'm a vulgar creature - hanging on, hanging on, hanging on.

  77. Kristin Crumpler

    Time has told me
    You're a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

    And time has told me
    Not to ask for more
    For someday our ocean
    Will find its shore

    So I'll leave the ways that are making me be
    What I really don't want to be
    Leave the ways that are making me love
    What I really don't want to love

    Time has told me
    You came with the dawn
    A soul with no footprint
    A rose with no thorn

    Your tears they tell me
    There's really no way
    Of ending your troubles
    With things you can say

    And time will tell you
    To stay by my side no, no
    To keep on trying
    Till there's no more to hide

    So leave the ways that are making you be
    What you really don't want to be
    Leave the ways that are making you love
    What you really don't want to love

    Time has told me
    You're a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

    And time has told me
    Not to ask for more
    For some day our ocean
    Will find its shore



    Read more: Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  78. zuperduperboi

    One of the finest songs ever made

    Silas Zachary

    zuperduperboi quality craftsmanship

  79. Jonathan Eves

    WHY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UK? The place of his birth!!!

  80. craftysunshine

    a lovely song. thank you to hyemiyah for showing me

  81. Zouhair Do

    Lyrics :
    Time has told me
    You’re a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

    And time has told me
    Not to ask for more
    For someday our Ocean
    Will find it’s shore

    So I’ll leave the ways of making me be
    What I really don’t want to be
    Leave the ways that are making me love
    What I really don’t want to love

    Time has told me
    You came with the dawn
    A soul with no footprint
    A rose with no thorn
    Your tears they tell me
    There’s really no way
    Of ending your troubles
    With things you can say

    And time will tell you
    To stay by my side
    To keep on trying
    ‘til theres no more to hide
    So leave the ways that are making you be
    What you really don’t want to be
    Leave the ways that are making you love
    What you really don’t want to love

    Time has told me
    You’re a rare, rare find
    A troubled cure
    For a troubled mind

    And time has told me
    Not to ask for more
    For someday our ocean
    Will find its shore

    LES

    Zouhair Do Thank you

  82. Kris Hughes

    Great song and great singer, but those backing musicians are just a distraction.

  83. Janie Morris

    his music just really gets to me.... i get so excited .....when something touches me this deep....., my skin is tingling

  84. Carmelita Carlos

    Johnny Dolan

  85. twinoak170

    42 years ago today. RIP

  86. Maggie Emery

    for my lost friends......

  87. Paul Cipro

    His works are the soundtrack of parts of my life that would otherwise have no accompaniment...

  88. MusicMama4758

    To think he was only 20 years old when this song was released!

    Nick really is a rare find!

  89. Zelda Chavez

    Mi corazon te extraña tanto chaparrito lol

  90. nahilsolange

    What a masterpiece. I really find the lyrics so touching.

  91. henleymcd

    Beautiful.

  92. Keiith

    you want to open a door listen on.

  93. nick260682

    Time has told you what???? YOU WERE TWENTY!!!!!!

    I wish you were still here.

  94. Rawrarsar AWRasrasr

    The thing is....the thing is Nick Drake must've felt so trapped, look at these images, the downward expressions in all... A man like this could have easily disappeared beneath a sea of anonymity, he thought he had no VALUE and yet LOOK at the musical genius before you. Truly inspiring stuff!

  95. hugh smith

    'what i really don't want to love'. what was he talking about there? perhaps love for people and ideals that were both unreachable because to put it bluntly they weren't on his level

    Michel Grimes

    hugh smith I think he means, if it's wrong for you leave it behind.

  96. Marie Frias

    time has told me...to be purely in touched with reality...stay grounded!