Bad Timing

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This song was inspired by eighties-movie Bad Timing, directed by Nicolas Roeg with Art Garfunkel and Harvey Keitel.

Tom Barman
Tom Barman
  • Tom Barman: guitar, vocals
  • Klaas Janzoons: violin
  • Stéphane Misseghers: drums
  • Mauro Pawlowski: guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Gevaert: bass

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Everything is quiet
There, in a pool of light
I would have sworn that she had died
I’m telling you
In all that I will say
In every move I’ll make
You’ll see that I don’t fake
Even if I wanted to
She passed it on to me
She walked into my life
The ridiculous and sublime
Beneath the lowered sky
She fell in love
And passed it on to me
I threw it all away
Like a record that you don’t play
And all the hurt I saved
Well, time had come
I passed it on to her
Do you realize?
Do you realize?
To look into her eyes
And to let her go
To pass it on to him
Now everything was quiet
I would have sworn that she had died
And I didn’t even try…
(Was it bad timing?)
Now all you want to hear
Is everything you fear
So don’t you come too near
Cause everything you need
You’ll get from her