Song Lyric Sunday | “Seasons of Love” – cast of ‘Rent’ (2005)

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “seconds/minutes/hours.”

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I was texting with my three adult children while thinking about this challenge and asked them for recommendations… even though I knew what their answers would be.
The oldest and youngest voted for 525,600 Minutes (Seasons of Love) from the Broadway musical, Rent. What did the middle kid pick? Time from Hootie & the Blowfish.
How did I know what they’re choices would be? Let’s just say 1995-2010 were very musical years in our home. I knew the words to three Hootie songs before I knew who they were! 😀 😀
They gave me two recommendations so today blog visitors get two songs because any mom knows to choose one over the other could lead to future problems… and a whole lot of whining! The boys already swear their sister (the youngest) is my favorite because we’ve spent more time together. However, I’ve assured them anytime they want to share a mani-pedi appointment with me, I’m there! 😀 😀

Seasons of Love is a song from the Broadway musical Rent, written and composed by Jonathan Larson. The song starts with  “Five hundred and twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes” (the number of minutes in a common year [60×24×365]).

Seasons of Love is performed by the entire cast in the musical and in the 2005 film of the same name. The lyrics ask what the proper way is to quantify the value of a year in human life, concluding in the chorus that the most effective means is to “measure in love”. Since four of the lead characters either have HIV or AIDS, the song is often associated with World AIDS Day and AIDS awareness month.

The video is from the opening scene of the movie.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

525,600 Minutes (Season of Love)

by the cast of the 2005 movie, Rent

Written by Jonathan Larson

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear.
five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
How do you measure,
Measure a year?

In daylights?
In sunsets?
In midnights?
In cups of coffee?
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?

In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
How do you measure a year in a life?

How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love…
Seasons of love…
Seasons of love…

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand journeys to plan.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.
How do you measure a life of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned,
or in times that he cried?
In bridges he burned,
or the way that she died?

It’s time now to sing out,
though the story never ends.
Let’s celebrate remember a year in a life
of friends

Remember the love…

(Oh, you’ve got to you’ve got to remember the love)
Remember the love…
(You know the love is a gift from up above)
Remember the love…
(Share love, give love, spray love, measure your life in love.)
Seasons of love…
Seasons of love…

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Time was released in October 1995 as the fourth single from Hootie & the Blowfish’s breakthrough album, Cracked Rear View. It peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one in Canada. The song also peaked at number 35 in New Zealand, number one on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart, and number four on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

The video was directed by Frank Sacramento and filmed in Charleston, South Carolina.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Time

by Hootie & the Blowfish

Written by

Time, why you punish me?
Like a wave crashing into the shore
You wash away my dreams
Time, why you walk away?
Like a friend with somewhere to go
You left me crying

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow, running free?
Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time

Time, I don’t understand
Children killing in the street
Dying for the color of a rag
Time, take their red and blue
Wash them in the ocean, make them clean
Maybe their mothers won’t cry tonight

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow, running free?
But tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in…

Time is wastin’, time is walkin’
(Time, time) You ain’t no friend of mine
(Time, time) I don’t know where I’m goin’
(Time, time) I think I’m out of my mind…
Thinkin’ about time
And if I die tomorrow, yeah
Just lay me down to sleep

Oh, no no, no no

Time is wastin’, time is walkin’
(Time, time) You ain’t no friend of mine
(Time, time) I don’t know where I’m goin’
(Time, time) I think I’m out of my mind…
Thinkin’ about time

Time, you left me standing there
Like a tree growin’ all alone
The wind just stripped me bare, stripped me bare
Time, the past has come and gone
The future’s far away
Well, now only lasts for one second, one second

Can you teach me about tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow, running free?
Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time

(Time, time, time, time) You ain’t no friend of mine
(Time, time) I don’t know where I’m goin’
(Time, time) I think I’m out of my mind
(Time) Walkin’, (Time) wasted
(Time, time) You ain’t no friend of mine
(Time, time) I don’t know where I’m goin’
(Time, time) No, no no no

Time without courage, time without fear

Is just wasted, wasted, wasted time
Oh…

Time, why you punish me?

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5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Seasons of Love” – cast of ‘Rent’ (2005)

  1. I almost picked Seasons of Love, but I just knew that it would most likely be picked by someone else. I’d totally forgotten the Hootie song. I need to listen to that album again. This was for sure my 90s jam. Thanks so much for sharing!

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