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Time After Time


Cyndi Lauper Time After Time

Time After Time is a Cyndi Lauper song. I’ve never been a big fan of her music, but that only means it doesn’t resonate with me in general. She has a big enough audience without me. This song caught my attention when I heard Eva Cassidy sing it in her beautiful, unique style. It has taken me a few weeks to learn because the fingering is complicated. Eva Cassidy is known for her divine vocals, but trust me, she can play the damn guitar.

The meaning behind a lyric can create a strong connection to a song. It can help you to form a bond with a singer-songwriter. It lets you know the artist has gone through some of the same things you have. Cyndi Lauper’s hit Time After Time is one of those songs for many people. The song was the second single for her debut album, She’s So Unusual. It was actually the last song written for the album, but it made a lasting impact on the album and Lauper’s career.

A TV Guide advertisement for a science fiction movie sparked the idea for the song. Using a simple set of piano chords, Lauper co-wrote the song with Rob Hyman. As the song evolved, for Lauper it became a response to an ex-lover who was “lost” and in need of help. She can’t move forward without him by her side.

Over a two-week period, Time After Time was written, recorded, and mastered straight to the album. There wasn’t time for a demo. The song went on to become a number one hit in the United States. Here’s my version of Time After Time “Eva Style.”

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By David Gittlin

I’ve written three feature length screenplays, produced two short films, and published three novels. Before quitting my day job, I spent more than thirty years as a marketing director building expertise in advertising, copy writing, corporate communications, collateral sales materials, website content/design and online marketing.

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7 replies on “Time After Time”

David, thank you for this wonderful rendition of Time after Time. You have a heartfelt way in which you express these lyrics and play the guitar. It’s a gift to listen to this.

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David, thank you for this beautiful song! Your voice and the guitar accompaniment are both beautiful and soothing. Our family used to listen to Cindy Lauper on MTV about 40 years ago when my daughter was a young teenager. In particular, I remember “Girls Just Want to Have Fun! ”
Today, listening to you, I focused on the poignant lyrics of “Time after Time” and it was like hearing them for the first time. ❤ Have a great weekend!

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Good job on the cover! I have this Cyndi Lauper album and this is my favorite song from it. And as it happens I’m also a fan of the “Time After Time” film, and to this day refer to McDonald’s as “McDougals” at least half the time. 😀

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