Jackson 5 - It's Too Late To Change The Time Lyrics




(Too late)
(Too late)
(Too late)

In this automatic age
We shop through the Yellow Page
Gone is the corner store
There's a supermarket there for you (Yeah)
People give way to change
But feelings remain the same

And it's too late, too late to change the time
Well, it's too late, too late to change the time
And it's too late, too late to change the time
But it's no too late to change your mind

It's a new day, a new age
A photograph just taken is ready one minute later
Cars bigger and better
But the manufacturer is satisfied never
In a world full of crime
I can't let you take that ride

And it's too late, too late to change the time
And it's too late, too late to change the time
And it's too late, too late to change the time
But it's not too late to change your mind, no, no

So you wanna be a star (So you wanna be a star)
I really think you are (I think you are)
You don't have to go further
Than my lovin' arms

And it's too late, too late to change the time
But it's not too late to change your mind

Are you sure you wanna go to New York City (New York City)
Where girls make it big if they're pretty (If they're pretty)
Let's say you get that penthouse view
But who's gonna love you
The way I do

It's too late, too late to change the time
And it's too late, too late to change the time, no
Too late, too late to change the time
But it's not too late to change your mind, yeah, yeah, yeah





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  1. Daeveion Williams

    First vocal Grunts, not hiccups

  2. Deejayy Mr Weirdo

    what the heck how am i just hearing this for the first time such a beauty...

    Daeveion Williams

    Whattttt, that’s crazy. I’m only 19 and knew it since 11

  3. Alexis Martinez

    Instant smile🥰🥰😍😍😁😁🥴

  4. Madison Green

    "said you wanna be a star"
    "Said you wanna be a staaar" aww😭😭

  5. Roosevelt McCarter

    What album was it taken from? Moving Violation or Get It Together?

  6. samphonnet gamgee

    Too Late
    Too Late
    Too Late
    In this almighty cage
    We shop through the yellow page
    Gone is the corner store
    There is a supermarket there for you
    But feelings remain the same
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    Well it's too late, too late to change the time
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    But it's not too late to change your mind (too late)
    It's a new day, a new age
    A photograph is taken, its ready one minute later
    Cars are bigger and better
    Manufacture satisfy
    Any world full of crime
    I can't let you take
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    But it's not too late to change your mind (too late)
    No, no
    So you want to be a star
    I think you are
    You don't have to go further
    Then my loving arms
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    But it's not too late (too late) to change your mind
    Are you sure you want to go to New York City (New York City)
    Where girls make it big if their pretty (if their pretty)
    Let say you get that penthouse view
    But whose gonna love you the way I do (just the way I do)
    It's too late, too late to change the time
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    No, too late, too late to change the time
    But it's not too late (too late) to change your mind
    Yea, yea, yea
    And it's too late, too late to change the time
    It's too late, too late to change the time
    Ooh, too late, too late to change the time
    But it's not too late (too late) to change your mind
    Yea, yea, yea
    Too late, too late

  7. Ali Ali

    ✈✈🙏🏿

  8. Troy Staton

    My Uncle Ronnie's Cut! From Blewfoot....

  9. Darline B

    I just discovered this song... And now I'm in 💘 with it! 😍

  10. kittens

    I love this song. It has Leon Ware written all over it🤩 and Pam Sawyer of course

    Dequadie Walton

    Do u even write ✍

  11. Cilla C

    Side B on "Dancing Machine" single.

    Michael Re

    This song had a lot of airplay in Syracuse New York back in the early 19 70's along with "Dancing Machine "

  12. Mike Urday

    2019 still sounds like made yesterday miss you Michael

  13. iAm Llerej

    Under appreciated song.

  14. l l

    "in this automatic age, we shop on our phones, gone are the yellow pages, its too late.........." lol

  15. Ryan Barber

    where are the vocal hiccups? i heard this is the first song mj used them, bit i don't hear it.

    SuperhumanCyberRy

    After he says, "Too late, tuh, uh too late". The "Tuh, uh".

    Ryan Barber

    @SuperhumanCyberRy ok. i hear what you're saying. a bit of a stretch to equate those to vocal hiccups, like those used in other songs - billie jean, man in the mirror, etc. "tuh, uh' is no the same sound. thanks for pointing that out though.

    GmanBadmon20

    It's too late "dah". Not the hiccup from bad era but more the rhythmic adlibs ",dah" "ha"

  16. sharon-ann marks

    This is catchy, loving it!

  17. markbra

    Motown complement to Reggae Music, hear it ??? Sounds like the Temps with Eddie Kendricks too.

  18. Jp smith

    Use to jam this back in the day...lol

  19. Anna Reeder

    I have found a hidden treasure. I am a moonwalker and a "Jackson 5iver", and I have never heard this song but it is wonderful. The way this song was crafted, the melody, the beat, the lyrics, it is amazing and very relevant, the world today is changing and moving too fast but we can slow down and focus on the little things and human emotions, it is amazing, like I said. I am so glad I found this!

  20. Roy Glass

    This was the song that was on the B-side of ABC 45' in which I love growing up to play & still play on my old record player. This is one of the best in-sung song the Jackson-5 ever recorded.

  21. Sara .Le.Jackson

    Why does he have to be perfect 😍😍😍😍

    Monila Ninetynine

    He's a Virgo. They seek perfection.

    Wolf and Raven

    @Monila Ninetynine Oh yeah well I'm an aries, but I am fearful, shy, imaginative, not independent or aggressive, not a leader or follower... Star signs are false.

    Monila Ninetynine

    @Wolf and Raven They are not false. You are only looking at your Sun sign. You need your entire birth chart to understand why you are a low key type of Aries.

  22. Ron Lewis

    This has a dope melody and arrangement..........NOICE!!!

    Darryl Wright

    Ron Lewis nnooiice

  23. Katarina Miklosova

    Does anyone know the chords?

  24. kentagion

    2018 too late to change the time but not too late to change your mind

  25. Ralph Mason

    That's a mean bass line and that drummer is off the chain.☺☺

  26. Jaden lewis

    Love this song!

  27. Pamela Sawyer

    I cowrote this song with Leon Ware and personally think it stands up today .Thankyou for posting it Reginald , I am still amazed at how wonderful Micheal was and he learned sooo very quickly . 😍

    Dequadie Walton

    @hollidayevery she is having an amazing life without your contributions

    Dequadie Walton

    Was this song about someone u knew

    Mumford Man

    this song just popped into my head. was this the b side to dancing machine?

    Monila Ninetynine

    What did you do? That! You should be proud

    Supreme 12860

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    much for writing this song for the Jackson 5.

  28. Ura Sensei

    HBD Michael Jackson

    Qadir Trammell

    Hbd Michael

  29. Leon kaina

    "a new day , a new age." I wonder sometimes how much did we come along, from the time these words in this song came out.

  30. 7moonwalker7

    the "vocal hiccups" .. 8D very nice

    Tommie Reed

    what does vocal hipcups mean

  31. Edgar Morales

    Great voice.
    I am glad to be in the same generation as Michael Jackson.

  32. Hey TinTak

    love this mj your a legend i need to buy your albums man RIP

  33. legasiguy

    I've never heard this tune! Like finding gold! Great tune!

    Robert Lawson

    I sad the same thang...just hearing it in 2019

  34. Lynette Rodgers

    Grew up with Michael Jackson and loved him so much. Wish he never had any surgery as he was beautiful inside and out. Talented and I will never forget him.  This is one of my favorite songs. Love you Michael....

    Jarrel Ely

    Lynette Rodgers don't know about beauty when MJ came to NY back in 75 he got dissed by a Sheryl Lee Ralph look alike. true story

    Wolf and Raven

    But if he's beautiful inside, it doesn't matter what he looked like in appearance, that in itself contradicts itself

    Madison Green

    Y'all realize that that's disrespectful right? Oh ok.

  35. Ebony Andrews

    LOVE THIS SONG!

  36. JLJ504HD

    Featuring the debut of Michael's trademark "vocal hiccup", whic was semi-retired until his Epic years....

    hollidayevery

    This ws one of the best and last singles released prior to them leaving Motown. The hiccup was right back on Enjoy Yourself and especially Show You the Way to Go, along with his Mavis Staples affectations.

    Matt S

    +hollidayevery "Shamone" from the Bad era was another notable Mavis Staples homage.

    hollidayevery

    +Matt S Absolutely

    nowatout

    hollidayevery that hiccup was borrowed from Jackie Wilson

    ritasimmons36

    "Atoo late-dah atoo late to change the times"

  37. kevin lane

    ilike this song jackson 5 its too late to change the time in 1973 sign kevin lane

  38. andRe Christos Helios

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS VERSION!! YOUTUBE HAS SOME OTHER VERSION UP . . .