Music and production – Dick Groves
Lyrics and vocals – Bob Lucido
Bob said, ‘One evening while visiting a local diner, I noticed an older man sitting at a table all alone. He had a cup of coffee in front of him and was staring into it. I started thinking if he had lost his wife recently or a while ago and was sitting there just thinking about her. Maybe thinking about the times they had together and now he was alone. None of us know when, all of a sudden, life changes… it can happen at an early age, it can happen as we grow older. But in any case we should all maybe take a little time to reflect on our lives, the past, the present, and the future… I sometime think about my life and how many different stories I could write… Almost like I lived many times in the past… so different.. at different ages we are really different people… What a lifetime of stories… it’s great to reminisce about the loves, the good times, the bad times.. and all the rings of time….. “Does anybody really know what time it is?” as a great band once asked’.
‘Musically, this track started with quite a complex layout and structure’, said Dick, ‘but combined with Bob’s deep lyrics, I really think we have pulled it off. The gentle rolling groove compliments Bob’s interpretation, perfectly. There are elements of a ticking clock in parts of the rhythm section which also adds to the overall gelling of the track. Unusually, the two part chorus starts with a break from the vocals and features a muted trumpet. This lets the track breathe and give a feel of nostalgia and adds to the sense of the ‘time’ theme.