EIGHT MINUTES
Lyrics by Mark Wallinger; Music by John Barrows
Debut: Barrows' Basement, May 9, 1998

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Recorded at Suite 16 Studios, Piscataway, New Jersey, April 2000
Produced by Chris Cavallaro; Engineered by Paul Sukovich
John Barrows - Slide Guitar; Chad Dell - Guitar; Robert Kubey - Drums
Gary Radford - 12-String Guitar; Nick Romanenko - Bass; Sonja Souther - Lead Vocals




Performed at the Cornelia Street Cafe

February 7, 1999

John Barrows - Slide Guitar/Vocals; Robert Kubey - Drums
Gary Radford - Guitar; Nick Romanenko - Bass


The Lyrics

Sprint to the car, hit the gas
Run the yellow, look to pass
Zoom to the store, zip through express
Speed to the next stop, schedule's a mess

Not enough time.....just trying to be efficient
Not enough time.....seconds are too few
Not enough time.....I'd like to stop and talk
But there's nothing I can do

Drive through cleaners, phone meeting on the go
Hit the ATM, double espresso
Shop the off hours, do the early commute
Get the fastest modem, faster film to shoot

Not enough time.....just trying to be efficient
Not enough time.....seconds are too few
Not enough time.....I'd like to stop and talk
But there's nothing I can do

Do my work online, chat if I am able
Call my voice mail, check the fax, get more channels on cable
Send email in the wee hours, speed's the key today
Can't get back wasted time, at least that's what they say
Gonna meet the new neighbors, gotta meet the team at work
Don't have time to do it now, efficiency gone beserk

Not enough time.....just trying to be efficient
Not enough time.....seconds are too few
Not enough time.....I'd like to stop and talk
But there's nothing I can do



Copyright 1998 by John Barrows and Mark Wallinger. All rights reserved



This page last updated June 30, 2013 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.