Jimmy Cliff - TIME WILL TELL

First performance: 11/04/1993


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song two times: always together with Jimmy Cliff.
 
 

 
1993-04-11 - STADIO MARC'ANTONIO BENTEGODI, VERONA, ITALY
Show also features a guest appearance by Jimmy Cliff on "Time Will Tell". 

Following the keynote speech, Bruce performs an intimate concert at Moody Theater, the theater and studio for Austin City Limits. Tickets were only available via raffle to festival badgeholders who applied on the South By Southwest website. The final warm-up show features a 24-song set with plenty of special guests. Jimmy Cliff shares the stage with Bruce & The E Street Band for three songs, surprisingly "Trapped" is not among them. "Many Rivers To Cross" was played regularly during the 1993 leg of the 1992-93 World Tour; "Time Will Tell" was also played on that tour and makes it's U.S. debut here. Also the "the harder they come" was plaued together with Bruce.The Animals' Eric Burdon performs with Springsteen for the first time in an appearance that was arranged following Bruce's passionate speech about The Animals' influence on his music. "This Land Is Your Land" (last played with the band at the closing show of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour) closes the set, with the accompaniment of Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Morello, Garland Jeffreys, Arcade Fire, and The Low Anthem. "My City Of Ruins" includes "People Get Ready".
 

Songinfo

Time will tell is taken from the 1969 album by Jimmy Cliff. The album was retitled Wonderful World, Beautiful People after the track of that name was released as a single in the U.S.
 
  

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Time will tell, time will tell
Time alone will tell
When I was just a little boy only six years old
I asked my daddy what big things my future hold
He said, Son, when you grow up to be a man
The facts of life you will start to understand
Nobody knows just what tomorrow may bring
So I want to tell you now, and listen while I sing
Father said
Time will tell, time will tell
Time alone will tell
Now I'm a lonely man trying to make life on my own
Ever since the day I was born, I never have a happy home
Just like the river, I've been running ever since
The day I was born in that broken down little town
I'm wondering now just what my gain will be
Cause it seems to me, happiness I'll never see
Mama said
Time will tell, time will tell
Time alone will tell
What he say now
Time will tell, time will tell
Time alone will tell
Time keeps on changing like the weather and the seasons
For every mistake, Mama said, there must be a reason
After a storm, there's got to be a calm
So I think I'll wait a while and try to wear a smile (Wear a smile)
Mama said,
Time will tell, time will tell
Time alone will tell
What he say now
Time will tell, I know, I know
Time will tell, said I know
Time alone will tell
One more time now
Time will tell, I believe
Time will tell, oh yes, I do
Time alone will tell, I believe that