Time after Time

Time after Time

Lying in my bed, I hear the clock tick and think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcase of memories
Time after

There are many songs that come to mind when I think of my loved ones. Specifically, when I think of pet they play on a continuous loop. I’m amazed at times that our relationship continues to grow without having a big push to move it forward. Our relationship has felt like the easiest I have ever had. Maybe it’s a result of our history, or our maturity so many years later.

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I’ll be waiting
Time after time
If you’re lost, you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

Pet and I may have a D/s relationship, but when it has fallen away due to illness or time the solid foundation we have built holds us together. Like many other couples, we have our moments of annoyance or bickering, but at the end of the day we are able to let go of the negative feelings and enjoy each other’s company.

We are still separated due to Covid, but I’m hoping I will be able to see him in March. We need the physical connection to keep our passion ignited. It doesn’t seem to matter how long we have been in a relationship or how much time passes as he knows how to make my body melt with his touch and I miss him and his touch so much.

I’ve got a suitcase of memories that I almost left behind
Time after time
Time, time, time
But you say to go slow and I fall behind
Time after time after time (after time, oh)

Time after TIme– Cyndi Lauper

9 thoughts on “Time after Time

  1. I heard a “behind the music” interview/radiocast once about how certain songs evolved. Bob Hyman, who wrote the song Time After Time (Lauper is credited but all that means, really, is that she sat in the same room with the songwriter — the ethics of accreditation are shaky in the music business, so did she *really* help write it?), originally envisioned a much more complicated orchestration. But paired with Cyndi’s raspy voice, he decided on the opposite. True Colors was much the same; pared-down is more impactful when paired with her voice.

    A n y w a y



    I think when a relationship is solid, the foundations still hold even when the superficial structure falls away.

    I have mixed feelings about the “when you fall, I will catch you” repetition though… It’s lovely on one hand, but at the same time, if you’re with someone who keeps falling down – who keeps making the same mistakes over and over again – I feel like there’s a time to step aside and let him bash his stupid head on the ground. I can’t be constantly cushioning another person’s fall, y’know?

    I mean… I *could* I suppose…

    But I won’t.

    (And this is why I have so few adult relationships, I think. Because AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT.)

    1. It seems that there are too few songs actually written by the musician anymore. Most are now collaborations with other singer/songwriters, the only credit going back to the singer most memorable for singing it, like this song. True Colors is another excellent example and I am fond of Cyndi Lauper because of her voice, it gives the music that je ne sais quoi.

      I must say that I love how your comments are always full of humor.. and well to the point. I agree 100%, I’m there for someone if they fall, but if they make the same mistakes over and over I wash my hands of them. Maybe it seems a bit cold, but I’ve spent too many years “catching” those that don’t deserve my time and attention. There is stubborn and there is just plain stupid. I don’t mesh well with the latter, obviously.

    2. You are so right about being unable to catch someone repeatedly, and I think that emotional component is coming from a more youthful place.

      Beloved and I have our scars. Some of them we made together, but most of them were made apart. When I reached out to her I think I was at a critical juncture where someone realizes they either need to overcome or be overcome. She was there to catch me and helped me choose the former, and I think she felt confident enough to make that effort because she could see that this was something I really wanted.

      Want is a powerful force, and its one of the few nuggets of wisdom I got from my parents that was actually wise, which is to say if someone does not want something bad enough they won’t pursue it. I apply that axiom in all my interactions with people now, and use it to guide my own behavior. It really makes all the difference….

      Time after time. <3

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