Hootie & The Blowfish - Time Lyrics




Time, why you punish me?
Like a wave crashing into the shore
You wash away my dreams

Time, why you walk away?
Like a friend with somewhere to go
You left me crying

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
'Cause tomorrow's just another day
And I don't believe in time

Time, I don't understand
Children killing in the street
Dying for the color of a rag

Time, take their red and blue
Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
Maybe their mothers won't cry tonight

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
But tomorrow's just another day
And I don't believe in

Time is wasting
Time is walking
You ain't no friend of mine
I don't know where I'm goin'
I think I'm out of my mind
Thinking about time

If I die tomorrow, yeah
Just lay me down to sleep

Time is wasting
Time is walking
You ain't no friend of mine
I don't know where I'm goin'
I think I'm out of my mind
Thinking about time

Time, you left me standing there
Like a tree growing all alone
The wind just stripped me bare, stripped me bare

Time, the past has come and gone
The future's far away
Now only lasts for one second, one second

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow
Running free?
'Cause tomorrow's just another day
And I don't believe in time

Time, you ain't no friend of mine
I don't know where I'm goin'
I think I'm outta my mind
Walkin', wastin' you ain't no friend of mine
I don't know where I'm goin' oh no, no, no
Time without courage
And power without faith
Is just wasted, wasted, wasted time

Time, why you punish me?





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  1. stef

    Good days not a care in the world life was free getting on a bit now born 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 68. Still lovin life ❤.

  2. jose luis julio

    Fuck! Much good !

  3. JazznUup

    Their jams never get old.

  4. Robbie Ziviski

    Such an underrated band!!!

  5. SKYRULE-49

    TIME!!!
    2020!!!

  6. Colin McMahon

    Plots older than the Land, and not forgetting. ... Band.

    Colin McMahon

    Id bet have make something of myself again, after this before, again.

    Colin McMahon

    I know, bit dude.. Royalties where road traps were. Residuals where duals were.

    Think what you and ..urm..cruising '96 did !

    Turned HEADS from the TAILS.

    Colin McMahon

    I suck. Trust me. I know.
    Read it, somewhence

    Colin McMahon

    Little sister and Co., u nailed it shut, too.

    Square nails and Wingnits.

    U, ckever .
    Girl.

  7. Colin McMahon

    With your blessing, Hootman?

    Cool?

    We cool?

    I had a thing a long time ago, that goes

    On..

  8. ricky isenberg

    Still jammin to this in 2020! Gimme a like if you're with me.

    Chris Main

    Begging for likes pathetic

  9. Charles

    "Time, I don't understand
    Children killing in the street
    Dying for the color of a rag

    Time, take their red and blue
    Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
    Maybe their mothers won't cry tonight"

  10. Jerome Oraiz

    Cant get enough of this awesome masterpiece 👌🏻☝🏻

  11. Barry Lynne

    Love Darius voice this is one of my favs they did,he went straight country later,I prefer his songs in this genre.

  12. njwebber

    Hootie & The Blowfish - Time

    Time why you punish me
    Like a wave bashing into the shore
    You wash away my dreams
    Time why you walk away
    Like a friend with somewhere to go
    You left me crying
    Can you teach me 'bout tomorrow
    And all the pain and sorrow running free
    'Cause tomorrow's just another day
    And I don't believe in time
    Time I don't understand
    Children killing in the street
    Dying for the color of red
    Time there red and blue
    Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
    Maybe their mother won't cry tonight
    Can you teach me about tomorrow
    And all the pain and sorrow running free
    But tomorrow's just another day
    And I don't believe in
    Time is wasting time is walking
    You ain't no friend of mine
    I don't know where I'm goin'
    I think I'm out of my mind
    Thinking about time
    And if I die tomorrow
    Just lay me down in sleep
    Time is wasting time is walking
    You ain't no friend of mine
    I don't know where I'm goin'
    I think I'm out of my mind
    Thinking about time
    Time you left me standing there
    Like a tree growing all alone
    The wind just stripped me bare
    Stripped me bare
    Time the past has come and gone
    The future's far away
    And now only lasts for one second, one second
    Can you teach me 'bout tomorrow
    And all the pain and sorrow, running free
    'Cause tomorrow's just another day
    And I don't believe in time
    You ain't no friend of mine
    I don't know where I'm goin'
    I think I'm out of my mind
    Walking, wasting
    You ain't no friend of mine
    And I don't know where I'm goin'
    No don't know
    Time without courage
    And time without fear
    Is just wasted, wasted
    Wasted time
    Time why you punish me

  13. A.C. Tolman

    Thanks Obama ☹️

  14. Sam Reich

    IS GOD"S POWER "" TIME? "" BECAUSE IT PUTS US IN CHAINS.

    Beau Long

    God's timing is perfect, always🙌

  15. Colin McMahon

    To He, and his Flo, Bish!
    I've got to go. Hafta. Urm..

    Tea?

  16. Colin McMahon

    Brutish display of Pencil Power.

  17. Colin McMahon

    Do you ever listen to yourselves?

  18. Colin McMahon

    You don't bother me so much, but I bet you Charlotte is getting miffed.

  19. creates100

    For a lot of people who were in college in the mid 90s this was THE band.

  20. Melody Chase

    Darius Rucker. Quantum physics musical genius.....

  21. Colin McMahon

    What 'Band width'?

  22. sack943

    loving this in 2019 I love me some hootie

  23. Mike Grier

    Oh, yeah. Actual, real talent. Not just a bunch of hype. Been enjoying these guys for years. Still do.

  24. Dion Paschini

    They made a deal for 10 years of fame and it was the birth of a song time. It ain't no friend of mine .Even a great band has to pay to play on the big stage just ain't right.🤔🤔🤔

  25. Luke Tilley

    One of the best songs of all times!!! The older I get, the more I like it!!!🙏🇺🇸

  26. Derek Fox

    first album I ever owned, and my first favorite song. I was only 8!

  27. Erin Walker

    All 4 members of Hootie 🦉 & the 🐡 Blowfish have children in their late teens and early 20s now. Let that sink in.

  28. bob lololol

    Awesome Tune, From An Awesome Band!!! These Guy's Really Worked Well Together!!!

    tomtheeagle1

    New album due 1st November!

  29. J I

    I miss these bands back in the day😔

  30. John Benn

    WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    From a mad keen 76yo Aussie fan.

  31. isaac hernandez

    Be kinda cool to see Pearl Jam cover this song

  32. Billy Peterson

    This is all I heard on the radio back in the 90s. Also, true story, I didn't know this singer was black until I was 18 😂 no problem, it was just surprising because I always thought it was a white singer.

  33. Lateshia Childs

    I love this band, I was 14 in 1996 when this album came out. I miss the 90s each time I hear the song I think about the great music, TV shows, and so much more.

  34. Jonathan Wood

    Wait, isnt that Cuba gooden jr.??

  35. Organic Joint

    I went to their concert in Ft Lauderdale fl back in 1996.✌️

  36. Dom DelaWeeds

    ❤ 🌎 ✌️

  37. pksmith2

    Their best song out of many that aren't far behind it

    tomtheeagle1

    A new album due November!

  38. Niko Baker

    Wohoo number 4 haha do the comments reset after 10 years or wth?..

  39. Zreview

    I’m taking the 3 slot here - 90s magic memories

  40. Stepanov Rock

    Knowing Rucker from his cheesy country songs, this is something quite different on a contrast. That distinctive 90's alternative rock vibe

    Madness Driver

    Stepanov Rock by cheesy you mean heartfelt? Nothing changed but the instruments in my opinion 😢

  41. Lisa Sweeney

    Tomorrows just another day

  42. lajollaocn

    Miss this group so much!!

  43. Jesse baldwin

    16.5 or 66 bg this songs for you stay out of the lite

  44. Nancy Berkey

    Wish we had Darius in our church choir, Christ the Savior Cathedral choir

  45. JJD8280

    This guy is a great singer very underrated wow

  46. Reciprocal 10

    This is as white as it gets.

  47. Gabrielle Grace Abbott

    New and old and beautiful

  48. Jade Khan

    ❤️ can’t wait to see these live in Leeds next month!!

  49. Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    TIME ⌛🕰️

  50. Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    We discussed this a friend and I once. Nothing worse than Wasted Time. NM Thanks for your Time.

  51. Cam Williams

    Darius Rucker is great as rock and country!! :D

  52. Biff Danielson

    The whitest black man to ever live

  53. Donnie Jay

    Love me some Hootie still in 2019

  54. PrinceSnivy24

    ❤️❤️❤️

  55. Daniel Hammer

    Liberator

  56. Michael Tull

    August 24 2019 and searching and I see let her go from hootie blowfish. Last time I hear of them 1995.

  57. Ed Young

    I love this song

  58. D K

    Wow how this speaks to me like it did back then.

  59. Missy P

    Can you teach me about tomorrow
    And all the pain and sorrow running free
    But tomorrow's just another day
    And I don't believe in

    Time is wasting time is walking
    You ain't no friend of mine
    I don't know where I'm goin'
    I think I'm out of my mind
    Thinking about time
    And if I die tomorrow
    Just lay…

  60. Patti E. Sippola

    'Teach me about tomorrow, all the pain the sorrow.' Missing our better days. Let's go back to the 90's, listening to Hootie on the radio.

  61. Snoop Menuce and BOUNCE TV

    Remarkable

  62. Jacqueline

    I love you can't wait to see you again in Camden Nj 2019

  63. Mark Montgomery

    Go Gamecocks

  64. Cathy McIvor

    This song says it all! My favorite Hootie song. So true to life...

  65. Anita Foster

    His voice still gives me goosebumps!

  66. JohnConnor333

    In the 90's i was that "cool," kid making fun of this band. In 2019, I'm loving this and it's so nostalgic. Talk about time messing with your head.

  67. Thomas Tripp

    "Time" - One of my favorite songs from that album called "Cracked Rear View" from 1994. One of my first albums from Christmas 95, along with Dave Matthews Band's "Under the Table and Dreaming," Seal's 1994 album, Batman Forever - The Soundtrack and Alanis Morrisette's "Jagged Little Pill" and getting some Super Nintendo games that Christmas, such as Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island and NCAA Basketball. Great times!

  68. Brandon Blackwell

    Proud to be from Columbia, the old Carolina coliseum, and proud of h and the bf. Darius has done so much

  69. Chris Frantzen

    I wanna see that smile more often. Maybe in some of his country songs. Did you see how happy he was. When he looked up to his right and smiled. Love to see people smile.

  70. Colin McMahon

    Kids, don't tell that and home.

  71. Larry Phischman

    I suggest they change the lyrics to "Dying for the colors of a flag" and "the old red white and blue" and then this could be a great anti war anthem. And because his annunciation it's very clear in this song, it could be years before anyone noticed.

  72. Colin McMahon

    Ye Olde Fearies did 8t, with a Couple of Bee stings....
    And THIS much dismissal.

  73. Colin McMahon

    Theres no Be8ng the Bigger Person in an environment like this. THAT was the case by my dead father.

    This. This is Goodbye, Asssniffer . It's the only one you'll ever have needed regardless 9f outcome

    On your heads, IT, Been

  74. Colin McMahon

    Wha6 do you think? Justice was sw8f5,lethal and already executed or Canada was waiting for the Applause and Condemnation Meter from Radioheads Track 11 (on One album..)?


    Should I wait till retarded morons are comfy with the "..and?"

  75. Colin McMahon

    You did not survive.

  76. Darrell Terry

    Great music nice memories

  77. Patrick Major

    When Darius Rucker did alternative rock but wanted to do country more than anything else

  78. Russell Silber

    They are tour now

  79. Colleen Murphy

    Such a great tune. If you're jamming to this in 2019, Slap that like Button. :)

    NO PATS JIM

    and 2020 and 2021? YOU BET!

    Tony Trujillo

    I love this song... It makes me think alot... Tiiiiimeee

  80. Sammy Bear

    Bad time's sux!!!! Hootie and the blowfish rule.

  81. Nicola

    Jfk jr 2024

  82. Elizabeth Wilson

    Wld like to c him come to T.O

  83. Timothy Bohm

    Cracked rear view. ..great album
    Darius has a beautiful voice. This is a fantastic song.
    time...why u punish me ?

  84. Quique Cruz

    AND I WANNA LOVE YOU, THE BEST THAT, THE BEST THAT I CAN!
    Luv you then Darius and more now singing country. Keep the hits coming😘
    I remember how funny it was everybody thought the black guys name was Hootie

  85. ML Maybank

    I sure do miss Hootie and the Blowfish

  86. Kenny Vawter28

    North South East and West are not used....NASA programs computers to navigate.North Star, Sun, Moon can be used...Centered, balanced and complete....Vibrating in tune with a rhythm that finds the image in all dimensions...
    Kenny

  87. Kenny Vawter28

    79...:):) Be patient...Time exists in both earth and universe. Its measured different in the universe...
    Kenny

  88. David Phipps

    Black youth should aspire to be Darius. This man should be bigger than Kanye, Lil Wayne. The fact that he isn't says a lot about society, and it's not good.

  89. Vida em Eventos

    Hootie and the Blowfish were tehre maor and of 2000"s

  90. Spiderman

    Man. Awesome

  91. Alex Zepeda

    Good music Good times..

  92. Marco Futiak

    Hootie still rocks!!

  93. Patricia King

    Second row center stage seats, summer night, 1990’s, light breeze, smells from the concession stands, lighters flickering, slight buzz from someone (not me) smoking weed, cold beer with a thick froth, swaying from side to side everyone in sync, Fire flies, completely silent, pure magic, smoke machine going on stage, guitar starts to play and then Darius starts to sing “Time”. I LOST MY MIND!!!! Doesn’t get much better than that on this earth!!!!One of the BEST CONCERTS in My LIFE!!!!!

    Anjas Fajaryan

    The way u describe it, i feel like i was there lol

  94. Colin McMahon

    "Gam-cells in DIS dress."
    https://img.ltwebstatic.com/images2_pi/2018/05/03/15253378751964889240_thumbnail_600x799.jpg

    That's what it's about. Well, that and THIS T-SHIRT I had to go and pick, you know, just to upset....


    Sorry, Intellivision?

  95. Daniel Johnston

    These early Hootie tunes really got people's attention! Darius Rucker and the band became an overnight sensation, the rest is history. Glad I still got this CD! I put it on every once in a while, my gal pal loves it, asks to borrow it all the time. You know how that goes, never see it again! I learned long ago, I don't lend CDs out. I just give the person the disc, and buy another for myself. You get them back scratched or not at all! WTF? Another good ploy by CD borrowers, they give you back an empty case! Hate that!

  96. tom s

    The original kanye west.

  97. Lydia Bell

    My anxiety is through the roof today and I'm listening to this song to calm the f*ck down. Thanks Hootie! Much luv! Cant wait to see their concert this summer

  98. J G

    NOT one cell phone filming ANYTHING, just an involved crowd having fun with some great music.

    Kuromurasaki Zero

    cell phones weren't really a thing back then, not even pagers.

  99. Sharp Tooth

    we all struggle with time. don't let it get the best of you