Matter of Time

Story Behind The Song

I write from the heart. I'd like to pretend that I make my songs up from abstract situations. But mostly they come from my feelings about where I am in life at the time.This song speaks to disappointment. Most people have big dreams, this song speaks of

Song Description

This song is about all the expectations that we all have for our lives and our dreams and how we feel when things don't turn out quite like we'd planned.

Song Length 4:57 Genre Rock - Alternative, Folk - Country
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Restless, Poignant Subject Failure, Frustration
Similar Artists Cowboy Junkies, Lucinda Williams Language English
Era 2000 and later


Matter Of Time Music and Lyrics by Mary Ott Copyright 2001

All of us hope
In the dark of this city.
Of makin? it big,
Before our thing?s past.
But very few do,
And the rest of us hollow,
Must carry the torch,
Of what we?ve begged, stole and borrowed.
All I can say,
Is it takes more than money
To keep us alive,
It takes heart, it takes cunning.
I would not boast,
Of this strength I?ve been given.
I?ve just carried the load,
Of this thing they call livin?.
It?s Just a Matter of Time,
Before we all see.
There are ways things could be,
To put light on the road.
But we struggle and strain,
We have not faced the truth,
How often we cry,
It?s just a Matter of Time.

Verse 2

Well , gone are the days,
When we had the courage
To give it our best,
Throw caution and flourish.
So we settle for less,
Than we know we had promised
To give to ourselves
And to share with the rest.

Lyrics Mary Ott Music Mary Ott
Producer Mark Segal and Mary Ott Publisher Mary Ott
Performance Mark Segal-Guitar,Drums, Bass Mary Ott Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals Label Self Produced
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