Two for Tuesday 3/14/2023 Two songs with a similar theme – Time #music #twofortues

My Two for Tuesday theme today is “Time”, which seems appropriate since Daylight Savings Time descended upon me here in Colorado just two days ago.

Time in a Bottle and If I Could Turn Back Time

Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle is from his 1972 album Don’t Mess Around with Jim. He wrote the song for his wife the night she told him she was pregnant (1970). The song reached #1 three months after Croce died in a plane crash on September 30, 1973.

Cher’s song, If I Could Turn Back Time (July 1989) was written by Diane Warren (Because You Loved Me, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, How Do I Live any many more). If I Could Turn Back Time music video was filmed aboard the USS Missouri to a great deal of controversy.

Jim Croce’s song is a love ballad of wishing he could stop time and stay in this perfect moment with the woman he loves. Cher’s song is a wish to make the clock run backwards so she could right the wrongs that caused the relationship to fall apart.


Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time




    1. Well, darn it. I just found your comment in my Spam. ‘shaking my head’. I agree. Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle song is indeed one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

May the Commenting Force be with you.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.