Original Song – “A Little Time”

A Little Time is a very slow, pensive, heartfelt and melancholy little song that focuses on the singer’s emotion and their plea for ‘just a little time’ from someone who’s too busy to even notice them.  The saddest aspect is when the person on the outside looking in is a child or a spouse that longs to spend quality time with a parent, husband or wife.  No matter how busy someone is, they will make the time to include those who really matter to them.  For time really is our most precious and valuable gift – both to use and to share – because we never know how much we have available…for when time runs out, nothing else really matters.  “Do you have a little time, Can you spare a little time, Make a little time for me…”


I recorded “A Little Time” on Set 16 in 1997, and it tells the story of how we all need to “take a little time” and share ourselves with the people in our lives that we love and care about ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark


As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  Also, 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.

"A Little Time" - "Turn To Face The Music", Collective Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

A Little Time

“Turn To Face The Music”, Collected Works Volume II, Copyright 1990, Gordon Olvera/Mark Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

C         G

Do you have a little time


Can you spare a little time

C                            F

Make a little time, for me


You’re always on the run


Going everywhere


How am I to know

        F            G

That you even care

        F            G           F

That you even care, for me


  G                               Dm

I need you, need you to need me

  G                               F

I want you, want you to want me

            C                   Gm

But you don’t take the time

       Gm                Dm       B♭       G

You don’t take the time for me, for me

G       C          F

Never take the time

         F                       B♭       Gm       C

Never take the time for me, for me, for me

Verse Two:

C             G

You don’t even seem to care


Don’t ever seem to care

C                                F

Never seem to care, for me


You think only of yourself


Only for you


What am I to do

                   F               G

When you’re never even there

                   F               C            F

When you’re never even there, for me


6 thoughts on “Original Song – “A Little Time”

  1. Mark,

    Thank you for sparing a little time for me. For allowing me to be a part of the beautiful music that you write/have written. I can relate to this and again it will be another addition to WMDJ.

    You have been such a wonderful mentor and friend. Thank you for your love that you have shared through music and messages. As long as I am still here, even though I may not write immediately, I will have tons of time for your music, you & your family.

    With much love in Christ,


  2. Jade,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments! ♥ Taking time for you is a joy and a privilege for me so that you can listen to WMDJ while you’re healing and recovering! Your comments have personalized and elevated my songs from simple lyrics and chords on paper to a deeply beautiful exchange of thoughts, meanings and memories that I will always be indebted to you for giving me! Thank you! ♥ 🙂

    Love and blessings in Christ!


    • Mark,

      I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond to you. Things are so hectic medically and personally.

      Your music gets me through so much via that Grace of God. I am the one who needs to thank you for giving me my own private radio station that keeps me going no matter how bad things get.

      You are blessed in your ability to write such beautiful Music, as well as your books.

      I am blessed to have met you & yours and I will always keep you in my prayers as I am thankful for you.

      With love and many blessed days in Christ,


  3. Jade,

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! ♥ I know it’s a trying time for you and your focus should be on healing and getting better! I have so many more songs to post, that if for no other reason, you need to be able to add them to WMDJ! In addition, I have three story blogs – and two other story blogs that are now private but will someday be public – for you to read. My job in life is to keep giving you plenty of reading material, so you need to hang in there in order to read it all! My prayers for your healing continue to reach heaven every day, so never give up hope…because neither hope, nor heaven, nor I, will ever give up on you! ♥

    Love in Christ!


    • ♥ Mark,

      I had to read that through tear filled eyes as you are far to kind to me ♥♥.
      I have been focusing on trying to heal through prayers and listening to WMDJ, almost constantly now. I am happy that you keep listing your beautiful music.

      I apologize for how long it is taking me to respond to things. I am only out of bed in short spurts, I know that with God’s help you understand.

      I would like to thank you for your prayers and let you know that you & yours have never left mine. I will hang on to read everything you write, knowing that you will never give up on me gives me a spiritual strength that I need today. ♥

      God bless you always. I know he has blessed me in our meeting & I know that intercessory prayers are the strongest prayers. I have no doubt that The Father hears every single one of your prayers for me. Just as he does mine for you.

      Forever in Christ ♥


  4. Jade,

    It’s been a busy week for me, so I apologize for taking a few days to reply to your most recent comments, but I intend to get to them all tonight! 🙂 I’m glad you’re following your Dr.’s instructions and making every effort to heal, and I’m happy to let you know I’m preparing more song and story posts for you to read in the next few days! Keep the faith, remain positive, follow Dr.’s orders, listen to WMDJ and read a few stories…and before you know it, this too will have passed, and the day will arrive when you can sing again!

    Love in Christ Jesus!

    ♥ 🙂 Mark

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