Few and Far Between Song Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden cover art
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Times are far between, and few I bet, when we can look upon our lives without regret.
Of all the things I have done, you think I'm proud of everyone without exception?

'Till you make your peace with yesterday, you'll never build a future.
I swear by what I say.
Whatever penance you do, decide what it's worth to you and then respect it.
However long it will take to weather your mistakes, why not accept it?

My hands, for now, are tied.
I'm a body frozen.
I'm a will that's paralyzed.
When will you ever set aside your pain and misery?
No matter how I beg, no matter how I wish or plead, you'll never be more than alive.
You'll never do more than survive until you expect it.
Do you want to build a world with our lives?
You better soon decide or you can forget it.

My hands, for now, are tied.
I'm a body frozen.
I'm a will that's paralyzed.
'Till you drop that heavy baggage you're dragging behind, there won't be room for us to both go this ride.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Noah’s Dove
  • 2 These Are Days
  • 3 Eden
  • 4 Few and Far Between
  • 5 Stockton Gala Days
  • 6 Gold Rush Brides
  • 7 Jezebel
  • 8 How You’ve Grown
  • 9 Candy Everybody Wants
  • 10 Tolerance
  • 11 Circle Dream
  • 12 If You Intend
  • 13 I’m Not the Man


  • credits


    publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
    writers: Stanley Kesler
    album: Track 4 in album Our Time in Eden
    release date: 1992-9-29
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:16
    producer: Paul Fox
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    piano: Natalie Merchant and Dennis Drew
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    performer: The JB Horns
    mixer: Ed Thacker
    electric guitar: Robert Buck
    recorded by: Ed Thacker
    alto saxophone: Maceo Parker
    Hammond organ: Dennis Drew
    keyboard: Dennis Drew
    additional engineer: Scott Blockland and Michael Reiter
    acoustic guitar: Robert Buck
    accordion: Dennis Drew
    percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
    tenor saxophone: Pee Wee Ellis
    trombone: Fred Wesley
    banjo: Robert Buck
    bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    pedal steel guitar: Robert Buck
    lap steel guitar: Robert Buck
    electric sitar: Robert Buck
    mandocello: Robert Buck
    composer: Natalie Merchant
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant

    Album Information

    label: Elektra Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596138529
    script: Latin