Original Song – “Time Stands Still”

Time Stands Still is a fast, upbeat little song about love and the power of attraction it holds over those who choose to be vulnerable and open to love.  To love is to be vulnerable and risk rejection, yet to be loved is to gain the world!  This song uses the metaphors of time standing still, the sun rising and setting and the sands of time flowing through an hourglass to describe the power of attraction that love holds over us, “The world goes around, Every day, But time stands still, Whenever you say, Do you love me, Oh, do you love me, The sun will rise, The sun will set, But the hands of time, Are standin’ still, Yes I love you, Oh, yes I love you…”

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“Time Stands Still” is a little song from Set 2 that I recorded in 1996 that speaks to the emotion of love, sunshine, the world going around, the sands of time, and watching a sunrise. I only recorded this song once, and if I was to do it again, I’d start slowly and gradually build up speed instead of jumping right into it from the start. I was still trying to get my feet on the ground recording-wise during Set 2, and missed the transitional note leading into the ending, but what the heck – it was what it was – a snapshot of a day in the life of this dreamer! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

Time Stands Still, Pg. 1 -  "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights ReservedTime Stands Still, Pg. 2 -  "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Time Stands Still

“Turn Up The Volume”, Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

      G

The world goes around

Every day

But time stands still

Whenever you say

           D

Do you love me

                A

Oh, do you love me

      G

The sun will rise

The sun will set

But the hands of time

Are standin’ still

        D

Yes I love you

              A

Oh, yes I love you

      G

The sands of time

Will always flow

And my love for you

Will always grow

              D

I’ll always love you

              A

I’ll always love you

C

Everytime

I look in your eyes

It feels like watchin’

The sun rise

         G

In the morning

         D

In the morning

      C

For sunshine

Brings life to the world

And your love for me

Is all I would

               G

Have ever needed

               D

Have ever needed

     G

So let the world go around

Everyday

But time stands still

Whenever you say

        D

Yes I love you

              A

Oh, yes I love you

      G

The world goes around

Everyday

But time stands still

Whenever you say

           D

Do you love me

                A

Oh, do you love me

      C

The sun will rise

The sun will set

But the hands of time

Are standin’ still

        G

Yes I love you

              D

Oh, yes I love you

      C

The sands of time

Will always flow

And my love for you

Will always grow

              G

I’ll always love you

              D

I’ll always love you

              A

I’ll always love you

       D

Love you

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4 thoughts on “Original Song – “Time Stands Still”

  1. Mark,

    This is so very beautiful. I had tears in my eyes … I understand this song on such an intimate level & I am so happy to have it playing on WMDJ. It is so very uplifting and the metaphors are wonderful.

    In Christ,

    Jade

  2. Jade,

    Thank you so much ~ you add emotional value to my songs with your interpretation and comments about each one of them! Everything I do is in the visual arena, as my whole world and all my memories are all oriented in my mind as visual perspectives ~ it’s the only way my mind works. So for me it’s natural for me to ‘see’ time standing still, the world going around, sand streaming through an hourglass and hearts standing still as questions and answers concerning love are expressed. I’m glad you appreciated my word pictures!

    Love always in Christ!

    Mark

    • Mark,

      Another apology as my health is failing, as I said before I am not able to get to my computer often. I am not good with my ‘smartphone’ due to vision failure.

      Please know I will write as often as I can … keep posting new songs & I will have the best ‘Radio Station’ on the planet. 🙂

      With Love in Christ,

      Jade

  3. Mark,

    Again my apologies for my delayed responses. I know you understand, now more than ever I need prayers for my family…. I know you understand that.

    I love listening to WMDJ, since I cannot see to read and spend most of my time in bed … you are truly a Godsend.

    God Bless you with Love in Christ,

    Jade

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