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time can tell
(marr, sumner, bartos)



your voice is breaking up, get off the ’phone
come and see me

these times are hard enough to be alone

i want you with me



and much to my regret, it’s you i can’t forget

tears on your shoulder

don’t look too far, surrender me unharmed

then come with me



will we still be together in a year from now?

or do we hate each other?

we’re gonna get through somehow

has it turned the world into a nightmare?

will it be farewell? only time can tell



will we still be together in a year from now?

or do we hate each other?

we’re gonna get through somehow

has it turned the world into a nightmare?

will it be farewell? only time can tell



you’d make the angels wait and stop the sun
if i let you

what good is two when it’s reduced by one

how will you value your love



you’d better save your breath, give us both a rest
until tomorrow

the second you want me you know i’ll come

you are the one



will we still be together in a year from now?

or do we hate each other?

we’re gonna get through somehow

has it turned the world into a nightmare?

will it be farewell? only time can tell



will we still be together in a year from now?

or do we hate each other?

we’re gonna get through somehow

has it turned the world into a nightmare?

will it be farewell? only time can tell



will we still be together in a year from now?

or do we hate each other?

we’re gonna get through somehow

has it turned the world into a nightmare?

will it be farewell? only time can tell

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raise the pressure

comment
ask a kraftwerk fan to guess which six of the thirteen tracks on raise the pressure were co-written with karl bartos, and they may overlook this poignant song, which eschews up-front synths for more subtle guitars. karl bartos: “the funny thing was, i went to manchester, so i was at johnny’s house and i grabbed the guitar. that blows their mind. they didn’t know that i could play. it broke the ice. i even brought some lyrics in, which i’m really, really proud of. so the time can tell chorus, i wrote that.” placed at the end of the album, its heartbreaking words and restrained keyboards leave a lasting impression, and cast a solemn spectre on the preceding tracks; sumner is as ambiguous as ever, but time can tell has a feeling of emotional nihilism which suggests that this archetypal relationship might not stay the course.

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