Epica - This Is The Time Lyrics




This is the time
We've waited too long
And I'm wondering where I belong?
We have lost
We're out of control
When we fail nature speaks to us all

This is the time
I'll tell you why the world's left alone
Now's the time to make right what's wrong
We have lost
We're out of control
If we're stray can we hear nature's call?
When we fail nature speaks to us all

This is the time
So what's the world to be?
Just a luxury?
A temporary scene?
But what have we got when it's gone away?
And we need to come to see
What the earth should be
A sanctuary free
A renewed paradise is still alive

This is the time
The sky and the sea
We speak the paragons
We planted the seed
We have lost
We're out of control
If we're stray can we hear nature's call?
When we fail nature speaks to us all

This is the time
So what's the world to be?
Just a luxury?
A temporary scene?
But what have we got when it's gone away?
And we need to come to see what the earth should be
A sanctuary free
All that we've sacrificed in the end has its price
A renewed paradise's still alive in our eyes

This is the time
So what's the world to be?
Just a luxury?
A temporary scene?
But what have we got when it's gone away?
And we need to come to see what the earth should be
A sanctuary free
All that we've sacrificed in the end has its price
A renewed paradise's still alive in our eyes

It's still alive in our eyes





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Epica This Is The Time Comments
  1. YESJAMMIN

    This song is underrated:(

  2. Edu Marques

    Mds 😭😭😭 chorei com essa canção

  3. Crazy For Crystals

    Damn I love this song!!!!

  4. Fahrezi Rafid

    2019, still listen to good music

  5. SlayTheSins

    World leaders and the retarded people that vote for these leaders don't give a shit about world destruction

  6. Sasa Winchester

    #SaveAmazon

  7. KeyAscii

    La humanidad es el cancer de este planeta

  8. eleni merkouri

    I listen to the song while reading the comments. I came to a point to pause the song in order to leave my comment. Are we (the people) totally stupid or paranoid? First we destroy the Nature and then we cry and fight each other for the salvation of the little things that we did not destroy.
    I am a beekeeper from Greece, I produce my own homemade facial and body products made from my bees wax, honey, herbs and distilled water. The only animal tested on, is ME.
    Every year I buy and plant 10-30 trees in the region I leave and work. Not only, is good for my bees, but for me and for everyone of you.
    Every time, at every location that I place and inspect my beehives I collect the thrush that other people leave behind. I also take measures to prevent wild fires and accidental fires.
    This is a mental state of mine from the day I understood my self as Person and a part of the Animal Kingdom, since I was 10 years old and for the last 33 years. I love and try to protect all the members of the Animal Kingdom (except cockroaches, they give me goosebumps ).
    I am not trying to do all these things, I just do them and I also gather other people around me to help.
    And Yes, I eat meet and I have 3 leather jackets made from cowhide.
    When I was 10 years old I saw for the first time the country around my fathers hometown after a "accidental" fire. I wept and I felt sad and helpless and then I felt mad and really pissed off with the person/s who set the fire and burned a pine forest and all the wild animals in order to build their vacation houses.
    In 2018 my hometown suffered another devastating "accidental" fire (there was yet another one 10 years ago). Last year we had over 100 human casualties. "National Tragedy" was the title of the global press and media.
    It was a National Tragedy because we had people dead, burned to crisp, children, newborn, old and young people... what about the trees? what about the animals? We wept and we are still weeping but we also have fires...
    Stop weeping, stop arguing, stop watching, stop talking and TAKE ACTION!
    Do something, is better than doing NOTHING, but talking in the comments is not something.... is LESS THAN NOTHING!
    Plant a tree, save a animal, pick up some thrush or stop littering. Stop consuming products that pollute or their production destroys the environment.
    Those things are SOMETHING, comments as; "the singer is wearing animal tested products" are NOTHING or even petty jealousy.
    Have a nice day my fellow metalheads and all the others music lovers.

  9. Jose Alba

    Amazonas 🙏♥️🌿🌴🌿🌱

  10. A P

    Que feo video y no me refiero al mensaje si no a la produccion esta muy de bajo presupuesto

  11. Marcelo Zanuski

    This is the only dislike I've given to Epica. Feels like a sin, but sorry.
    What a lame bullshit video/song/lyrics.

  12. Vinícius Basílio

    Linsten this song crying after the sky get dark by the ashes of amazons florest

  13. battybb_

    Beautiful song. The ONLY way we can save our beautiful planet is by eating a vegan diet. Over 90 percent of Amazon deforestation is caused by animal agriculture. Watch COWSPIRACY 💚

  14. Danny B

    Every band does the 'Earth Song' thing. Except Epica has kept it fresh and totally not corny. The lyrics aren't explicit. They retain poetry. And the video, while it is just standard clips of nature and men polluting it, there is some brilliant symbolism. I love the perplexed yet annoyed look in Simone's face as the black oil drips on her head and rolls down her face like tears.

  15. Clifford Kimball

    Could there be anything more terrible than this shitty song
    What crap

  16. Дина Варсенаца

    A quien mas lo hizo llorar esta maravillosa canción que representa el planeta tan maravillosamente 💖💖💖💖

  17. Met Met

    this song makes me cry thinking about life nature death and see beautiful voice and woman somine best song ever

  18. Chris Arquette

    Need the tab to this song...please.....pretty please

  19. Magi Saint Manasés

    Song about life from a band that probably worships the Devil and the NWO

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    you're ignorant fucking bitch,

    YouNoo4

    lol why would you even assume things like that?
    their contents are very wholesome

  20. Larissa Evangelista

    Música linda... assim como todas do Epica são <3

    Lucas Félix

    Larissa Gomes, eu não consigo parar de ouvir isso kkkkkkkkkk

    Larissa Evangelista

    kkkkkkk somos dois

    Lucas Félix

    +Larissa Gomes, já te considero minha amiga kkkkkkkk

    Lucas Félix

    +Larissa Gomes, tem facebook? Kkkkk

    Willian Lázaro

    {\__/}
    ( • ͜ • )
    />☕ vdd rs

  21. 김지훈

    She's as beautiful as this song.

  22. Mauri Cárdenas

    The final speech of Before the Flood documentary was so moving, then I switched to this song, its a very beautiful song.

  23. UltraTribes

    Epica pushing global warming hoax? Damn, I guess I can't be a fan anymore. :(

  24. Alison Hawkins

    I cried.... this is sooo beautiful

  25. Lanang Ari

    the earth is flat

    Ginger Powder

    lmao no this not stop reading conspiracy theories

  26. Pastahunter

    This almost made me go green....almost.

  27. hector fortin sanchez

    This is the time
    We've waited too long
    And I'm wondering where I belong?
    We have lost
    We're out of control
    When we fail nature speaks to us all

    This is the time
    I'll tell you why the world's left alone
    Now's the time to make right what's wrong
    We have lost
    We're out of control
    If we're stray can we hear nature's call?
    When we fail nature speaks to us all

    This is the time
    So what's the world to be?
    Just a luxury?
    A temporary scene?
    But what have we got when it's gone away?
    And we need to come to see
    What the earth should be
    A sanctuary free
    A renewed paradise is still alive
    This is the time
    The sky and the sea
    We speak the paragons
    We planted the seed
    We have lost
    We're out of control
    If we're stray can we hear nature's call?
    When we fail nature speaks to us all

    This is the time
    So what's the world to be?
    Just a luxury?
    A temporary scene?
    But what have we got when it's gone away?
    And we need to come to see what the earth should be
    A sanctuary free
    All that we've sacrificed in the end has its price
    A renewed paradise's still alive in our eyes

    This is the time
    So what's the world to be?
    Just a luxury?
    A temporary scene?
    But what have we got when it's gone away?
    And we need to come to see what the earth should be
    A sanctuary free
    All that we've sacrificed in the end has its price
    A renewed paradise's still alive in our eyes

    It's still alive in our eyes

    celine duburg anchen

    Thxxxx uuuuu !!!

  28. Jan Bastian

    so nice i hear it for the first time now and its amazing

  29. Hugo Urbano

    This is the time
    We waited too long
    And I'm wondering
    Where I belong

    We have lost
    We're out of control
    When we fail nature speaks to us all

    This is the time
    I'll tell you why
    The world's left alone
    Now's the time
    to make right what's wrong

    We have lost
    We're out of control
    If we're straight can we hear nature's call
    When we fail nature speaks to us all

    This is the time
    So what's the world to be
    Just a luxury
    A temporary sing?
    But what have we got
    When is gone away?
    We need to come to see
    What the Earth should be: a santuary free
    A renewed paradise still alive

    This is the time
    The sky and the sea
    We speak the paragons
    We planted to seed

    We have lost
    We're out of control
    If we're straight can we hear nature's call
    When we fail nature speaks to us all

    This is the time
    So what's the world to be
    Just a luxury
    A temporary sing?
    But what have we got
    When is gone away?
    We need to come to see
    What the Earth should be: a santuary free
    All that we sacrified
    In the end has it's price
    A renewed paradise still alive
    In your eyes

    This is the time
    So what's the world to be
    Just a luxury
    A temporary sing?
    But what have we got
    When is gone away?
    We need to come to see
    What the Earth should be: a santuary free
    All that we sacrified
    In the end has it's price
    A renewed paradise still alive
    In your eyes

    Still alive in your eyes

  30. Rafael M

    3:31 o_O

  31. Dominic Johnson

    What a captivating song.

  32. Eva Sêco Lima

    THIS IS THE FUCKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to do something! Epica are regular people as ordinary as us....they can make music to help but we need to make the little changes every person can make that all together will make the difference...

    I'm crying here...I'm a person that hates living in the city...I feel I'm fighting my nature...

    We are fighting against Nature...when we are part of it!!!!!!!!!!!



    For as much that you (and I) love Simone's eyes, beauty, voice, thinking as if she's naked (really???? that's a comment down there?????) ............ Stop and think...if you have some ...a rest of you inner nature left...if you're still an animal and not a robot made by government television mind control...

  33. GiggleSkull

    Her eyes are mesmerizing

  34. Hannibal Lecter

    Is she naked?

  35. Ítalo Abreu

    Sempre que escuto essa musica me da uma vontade de consertar o mundo. Só queria ter a capacidade de fazer isso...

    Eva Sêco Lima

    +Ítalo Abreu E eu choro choro choro porque não consigo fazer muito mais do que faço.

    Larissa Evangelista

    verdade, acho que mudar a nós mesmo não é o suficiente pra consertar as coisas :(

  36. Debora Bellefoglie

    Que linda! Eu amo a voz da Simone Simons!

  37. Chris Jordan

    Bryce Dallas Howard?

    Yann Petit

    +Chris Jordan Simone Simons

  38. Ramadhani Arie

    Alam yg indah ini menjadi rusak karena ulah tangan manusia yg tak bertanggung jawab & keserakahan.

  39. TrayCaddyyy

    And I'll still eat bacon without any second thought.

  40. MrDR7no

    Which album is this from? I cant find it and I have the whole discography.

    Diogo Guedez

    +MrDR7no It was an EP, it's not in any album

    albakingification

    it was q charity single

  41. Brian Mather

    Sweet.. very pretty. .

  42. Fabrício Ramos do Nascimento

    Perfeita! pena que este mundo já está condenado, a ganância do homem não tem limites!

  43. Michael Hammond

    Awesome song with a powerful message.  Well done!!

  44. CBM

    Is a great song

  45. Zestful Zeitgeist

    really, 209 dislikes? fuck you. 

  46. Kateřina Vlčková

    Sad but true..But I think it´s late for trying to reverse what has the mankind done to this planet :/

    Alciellë Elenya

    +Kateřina Vlčková It is not! We got that power my love :3

  47. Adam Skora

    Kocham Twoją Muzykę I Przekaz

  48. Anastacia Ignatenko

    awsome! GO VEGAN 

  49. dungokunyet

    sadness song i think.. but its cool!!

  50. Gabriela Hahn

    que linda essa música!

  51. Esma Yabar

    i got shocked when the first time i heard this song,isn t it kind a country song?

    Hermes trismegistus

    Since I'm from TN I wouldn't say this is country style, Nevertheless it doesn't take away from her getting the message across.  Beautiful.

    Hyrk HANE

    It's a metal band from Netherlands. Very popular in Europe.

    Leish Tek

    @Esma Yabar More folkish, maybe even pop, I'd say.

    Vagrant Otaku

    it could be a country song.

  52. Andy R

    Hippie shit song.

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    calling EPICA hippie is a fucking insult. Really, have you heard any song from them aside from this song? ..i.. 

  53. Han Far

    I TOTALLY AGREE WE A MOTHER FUCKING SELFISH SPECIE 

  54. juan bernales bozo

    It's always nice to hear her song, specially when I'm studying.. <3

  55. The Death

    So she's ecologist ?????

  56. 백영준

    A Nice Song ~ EPICA - This Is The Time (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

  57. xMateus Macieirax

    Simone ♥

  58. Corne Ag

    Compare Shakira's "Epire" to that- it's hilarious :D

  59. christopher williams

    One of the most beautiful songs I have heard

  60. enebbene123

    Simone is magic, her voice, her eyes, everything 

  61. Laura Hörlle

    3:47 brown shower?

  62. Hiltom Lemos

    taria is the  best

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    gtfo. fanboy., 

  63. KingTairun

    the planet doesn't need saving. the planet is overpopulated - we change the environment that might kill us all in the worst case, but the planet will be still here. nice song though

    KingTairun

    @In Rem
    love when people like you thinks that they are smarter more aware and above everybody else, but the truth different. It's not bad comment except the insulting part and the passive aggressive part.
    You calling me ignorant? when you think small and I thing big. Let me give you a "ride" the planet will outlast us but still is going to be destroyed as well. this is imminent! and this are a hard facts! save the planet when the sun explode good luck with that in the end all your efforts will be in vain
    and please sleep well while knowing this.

    Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

    @KingTairun That's the same as saying:''If we all die,then what is the point of living today?''  

  64. Ceren GK

    it's ironic that all her make up has a torture story behind it. e.g almost all of the cosmetics products are tested on live animals. us humans are just a piece of hypocritical environmentalist shit, nothing more.

    michaelat

    @Ceren Karaköse
    i appreciate your qualified response to your initial comment, and i agree with you here. what i was responding to was the entirely dismissive tone you took, along with the presumption that she herself hasn't done the research, that she too doesn't use cruelty free products and such. i know not, as to whether she is vegan, what she wears, etc; the song is one calling on people to look beyond their walls, to see rather to merely 'look'.... to be a true environmentalist one needs to be-by definition-vegan, but the other reality is that most humans are saddled with so many obstacles that, to change without baby steps is extremely difficult. i see the song in a positive light, and i am hopeful that, if she isn't already vegan, animal rightist, etc, that through the song sh too becomes sensitised to the plight of the world, and its denizens.

    michaelat

    @Ceren Karaköse sadly, that is the case-the inequalities that our kind has created in its greed and selfish attitudes...its arrogance steeped in a self created ignorance-an ignorance that serves us well as the destructive and self-interested animal we are. but-with a growing awakening there are inroads being made, from actions to attitudes....to songs such as this, to the encouragement by example, dialogue, civil disobedience, ethical companies, etc. it is to the benefit of all that we make the changes necessary-no matter the level of poverty or wealth.

    michaelat

    @Ceren Karaköse
    exactly... thank you Ceren! i have enjoyed our conversation here... :) in the end, all we have is each other, with whom to commiserate and support when things become too heavy and overwhelming.

    Marcos CodeX

    we better start test in you :D

    I agree with you, but I'm not a animal defender, since we are a living being too.

    michaelat

    @Marcos Mortimer
    well Marcos, being that we are but an animal species ourselves, and all life is interdependent on one another, it is time we started to respect and protect, rather than presume ourselves the right to destroy what we want or choose. It isn't a question of defending 'animals' but protecting the planet from the scourge of humankind. We neither need to conduct research on others' lives, or in fact exploit them in any other way. We do so because of our arrogance, our smug sense of 'superiority' and an incredible ignorance, coupled with the irresponsibility of not holding ourselves accountable for our actions.

  65. ButterflyPikachu

    I love this. I wish more people could see what is really happening as a consequence of their actions.

  66. OWL

    our entire lives we seek heaven yet we standing right on top of it i don't know what it is exactly or rather we don't have the courage to seek the reason we are blinded to that fact all we do is destroy and sometimes i feel ashamed of being human but then i sleep wake up and forget...

    Leish Tek

    Yeah, if there is a heaven, this is it. The potential is there, anyway.

  67. Pablo Castro

    Simon is a slut

    Andreia Santos

    shut the fuck up

    In Rem

    @Pabliito Castro @andres cr  What the hell? Throw your mouths back where you picked it up from. Get a brain that functions with some intelligence, learn how to express yourselves without being a desperate moron in need of attention, and then plug your mouths back in. 

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    you're a fucking gay to call a woman like that? are you really a man at all, or just a fucking troll? 

  68. Pablo Castro

    Simon is a slut

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    do me a favor? shoot your brains out. 

  69. Samuel zambie

    I like epica but this hippie shit is garbage. This song even isn't that good.

    Allen Burbank

    If you dont Like this song then you dont Like Epica!

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    your words are garbage, just like your profile photo. 

  70. Richard Hale

    Awesome song !

  71. CZPagano

    Epica goes National Geographic. :D

  72. Samuel zambie

    Hippie garbage. Play sensorium!

  73. Zaina Arekat

    I don't really listen to Epica's music, but this song ownz!

    Michael Lombardo

    I have seen lots of her videos and i can see her soul in this one, she really believes in this song. Most beautiful woman on this planet.

  74. Will Shropshire

    I love this song. Next time I see them live I'd really like to see it on the set list. Not only is it an important message, but its also a great song.

  75. icevalkyrie

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! GREAT TO KNOW EPICA IS IN THE CAUSE TOO!! WELL DONE!<3

  76. Paul Kononenko

    Хорошая песня, но видеоряд на тему "Как мы уничтожаем свою планету" более эмоциональным получился у Disturbed в клипе Another Way To Die

    Дмитрий VAU

    да нормально все)

  77. Laura Noelia Cerceño

    I like this video, I like this song! Is a lot beautiful and very importa for the humanity. We have that remember that is planet is one!!

  78. terransoul

    Hermoso :')

  79. Dante Sofia Alfaro

    Hasta que hayamos asesinado hasta el ultimo animal de la tierra, para "sasear" nuestra hambre.
    Hasta que hayamos acabado con la ultima gota de agua, hasta que hallamos talado el ultimo árbol y nos quedemos sin oxigeno, hasta que lleguemos a contaminar el ambiente en su totalidad, hasta que la electricidad y los avances tecnológicos, llegue a apoderarse de nosotros mismo. Podremos darnos cuenta de lo mal que estamos, del mal que ocasionamos a nosotros mismos y a los demás, cuando el dinero sea mas importante que un árbol único en su especie que da bellos frutos, hasta ahí nos daremos cuenta de lo que teníamos y de lo que pudimos hacer como unión, hasta ahí pensaremos en mejorar nuestra situación, hasta ese momento dejaremos de asesinar a inocentes, hasta dejaremos de dejar que unos tontos "pudientes" se apoderen de nosotros y nuestras vidas, hasta ahí nos daremos cuenta de lo equivocados que estábamos. 

    Uriel Cruz

    Dante Sofia Alfaro si solo te importa escribir pero no hacer así suceder ...pero si en cambio emprendes hacia el cambio .....sera muy diferente el cambio
    Yo te apoyo si amas este mundo y estas dispuesta ah dejarlo un poco mejor de como esta ....

  80. BridgeToNowhere1994

    Interesting video, but the quality sucks balls comparing to Storm the Sorrow which has less to show, hmmm.

  81. extreme death

    ¿What the fuck? 

  82. Mayra Glaceon

    oww que hermoso vídeo :3

  83. oktal3700

    animal testing doesn't harm the environment

  84. fred grey

    i think to fix this problem we need to do large scale human culing

    frankinchicken

    Fuck the new dominos dot com

  85. Cristina Faquinete

    Wondderful video!

  86. 9600GTMAN

    hehe I'm metalhead and i never wear leather and i don't wear boots too it's just predjudice...

  87. Anto Lo Scarso a COD

    BEST EPICA SONG <3

  88. Lucy Wallis

    Umm...no, leather is not essential for metal musicians and people can quite easily do without it. Besides, there is always fake leather.

  89. Lucy Wallis

    We may not be perfect, but we're not singing a song about saving the environment and wildlife while using animal tested products.

  90. Lucy Wallis

    Not jealous, just stating a fact. She uses make up products tested on animals.

  91. Lucy Wallis

    Just want to say, she does use those products that test on animals, as she lists the products she uses on her blog. Not hating, just saying, that is known. Also, you can't say she doesn't have fur just as much as they can say she does. You don't know that.

  92. Andreia Santos

    omg, omg, omg.. what a song, what a video <3

  93. Solis

    Nerden baktığına göre değişir. Bu bir amaç için yapılmış bir şarkı. Diğer grupları bilmiyorum neye göre söylüyorsun. Ama Epica kaliteli ve öyle devam ediyor. ^^

  94. Klejas

    Lan NuclearBlast ne kadar severek dinlediğim grup varsa hepsini ayrı zikmişsiniz, onlarca albüm var bir tanesi mi güzel olmaz ya. Adamları popçu yapmışsınız, olmak istemeyenleri de ayrı becermişsiniz artık ne oldukları belli değil.

    Translation: Don't like this album, I think they lost the essence :(

  95. Peidmonte89

    the sad thing is the above listed people are not that great or attractive anyways. A bunch of fakes and sell outs. I agree with you.

  96. =maD.Doc:.

    All makeup isn't tested on Animals, and all leather and fur isn't from animals, ever heard of fake fur and fake leather? So, your arguments just became invalid.

  97. Paola Alejandra

    I guess you don't use any makeup...

  98. Nafisat S-G

    ... time for make up??