The Past, Like the Future, is Indefinite and Exists Only as a Spectrum of Possibilities.”

by Stephen Hawking


I am happy to share one of my all-time favorites. I am glad that this week’s SLS theme is about songs that feature the lyrics of either Past, Present, or Future. I have first known Aqua because of their song Barbie Girl. Everyone loved that song. But Turn Back Time caught my attention well… the sound, the lyrics, they were so good! I remember this being part of the OST album of the movie, Sliding Doors starring Gwyneth Paltrow. While this song didn’t have the prompt words, I believe, it indicates a similar message.

Aqua is a Danish Europop music group, best known for their 1997 multi-platinum crossover single Barbie Girl. The group formed in 1989 and achieved success around the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group released three albums: Aquarium in 1997, Aquarius in 2000 and Megalomania in 2011. The group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most profitable Danish band ever.

Give me time to reason
Give me time to think it through
Passing through the season
Where I cheated you
I will always have a cross to wear
But the bolt reminds me I was there

So give me strength
To face this test of mine

If only I could turn back time
If only I had said what I still had
If only I could turn back time
I would stay for the night, for the night

Claim your right to science
Claim your right to see the truth
Though my pangs of conscience
Will drill a hole in you
I’ve seen it coming like a thief in the night
I’ve seen it coming from the flesh of your light

So give me strength
To face this test of mine

If only I could turn back time
If only I had said what I still had
If only I could turn back time
I would stay

The bolt reminds me I was there
The bolt reminds me I was there

If only I could turn back time
If only I had said what I still had
If only I could turn back time
I would stay for the night

If only I could (if only I could)
If only I could (if only I could)
If only I could turn back time
I would stay for the night

If only I could (if only I could, if only I could)
If only I could (if only I could, if only I could)
If only I could turn back time
I would stay for the night…Source: 

Songwriters: Soren Rasted / Johnny Mosegaard Pedersen / Rene Dif / Claus Norren / Karseten Delgado Dahlgaard


If by chance, my entry isn’t acceptable since it didn’t have the words in its lyrics, I have a back up entry below, hahaha!

Virtual Insanity is a song by British funk band Jamiroquai. It was released as the second single from their third studio album, Travelling Without Moving (1996), on 19 August 1996. It interpolates parts of Jocelyn Brown’s post-disco hit :Somebody Else’s Guy” (1984). The song’s award-winning music video was released in September 1996. Virtual Insanity was a number-one hit in Iceland and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. As well as becoming a top-ten hit in Finland, Ireland, and Italy, the song also climbed to number 38 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart upon the single’s release in the United States in 1997. The sight of an underground town in Sapporo provided inspiration to this song.

27 thoughts on “The Past, Like the Future, is Indefinite and Exists Only as a Spectrum of Possibilities.”

        1. Understandable, since it is of totally different sound, even the way they looked had been so different from the Barbie Girl ethos. If I wasn’t such an MTV addict at that time, I would not have known.

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    1. Hahaha! That’s why I love this challenge 💗 … The song Turn Back Time is of different sound compared to how Aqua initially became known to the world… and of course — we can’t expect ordinary from Jamiroquai 😉

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      1. At one time I acted differently on this issue and I wanted people to choose songs that contained the prompt words, but I changed it to trying to meet a theme instead of a prompt and it has become more fun for me since I changed the rules.

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        1. Yeah, I remember that time. You had me explain my choice because it didn’t have the prompt words 😀 It’s a good way to activate more interaction because we get to explain our choices on threads. It was an actual conversation. It made me want to continuously participate.

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          1. I think rules are only good if they are enforced, but I had a bunch of people complain and I figured that I would just let everyone have fun with whatever song they picked. This also made it easier on me, by having much less stress.

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    1. 😀 Sean, we’ve been talking about songs for some time now, I still can’t tell if you’re joking or not 😀 😀 😀
      Dr. Jones is a fun song!! Highly possible 😀 😀 😀

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          1. Thanks, Janis. Last weekend was our daughter’s engagement party and so I had the opportunity to tell the story about how as a 3 year old, she and I used to dance to Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” on a Saturday morning while watching music video shows 😊

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            1. Wow! Congratulations to your daughter! This must be so exciting for you Sean… bittersweet ❤ and reminiscing about her childhood probably brought some tears? On you? On Linda? Everyone perhaps?! Barbie Girl is an icebreaker!

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