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Music Monday: Time

So, I’m still playing Ne-Yo on repeat.

With more thought to why I love his music, I realized two things:

  1. He’s SUCH a TRUE storyteller. From start to finish, his compositions tell a full story. On top of that, many of his albums are collections of stories that give the listener a full-fledged experience when played in sequence. I just love that.
  2. His style (lyrical and performance) reminded me a lot of Michael Jackson and I LOVE, love, LOVE Michael’s music.

Here’s another song from Ne-Yo that is one of my favorites. The subject is somewhat “heavy,” but it will give you a good sense of what I mean in the points I’ve listed above.

I’m including two clips because one is acapella (That boy can SANG!) and the other includes the arrangement which is AH-MAZING!

How come you don’t make time for me anymore
That’s the last thing she said to you
And now when you call she don’t answer anymore
Or the line is busy and you can’t get throughIn the time it would take you to learn from your mistakes
In the time it would take to dial the phone

In the time it will take you to realize her greatness, she’ll be gone, she’s moved on
To someone who takes the time

Her love wasn’t a priority to you
You had other things on your mind

And now that it’s much too little and so far too late
The busy signals all that’s left behind
You’re all alone

In the time it would take you to learn from your mistakes
In the time it would take to dial the phone

In the time it will take you to realize her greatness, she’ll be gone, she’s moved on
To someone who takes the time

Hey, no one knows what they have until they don’t
And by then it doesn’t matter anymore
You’re all alone

In the time it would take you to learn from your mistakes
In the time it would take to dial the phone

In the time it would take you to realize her greatness, she’ll be gone (she’ll be gone)

In the time it will take you to realize her greatness, she’ll be gone, she’s moved on

Hang up the phone…

Writer(s): Shaffer Smith (Ne-Yo), Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen


As I was writing this, I remembered that one of the few times I wormed my way though the crowd at Congo Square at the New Orleans Jazz Festival was to see Ne-Yo perform.

Anyone who knows me knows that’s saying A LOT. I do not like crowds or tight spaces and Congo Square can be BEYOND crowded for headliners like Ne-Yo. I found a few photos from that day. I even included some shots of me and my “bodyguard” 😂🤣aka the husboo 😍

November 13, 2017 Verse of The Day - 1 Peter 1:24