Sunday, December 20, 2009

Somewhere in Time (Time Travel song #2)


Ahhh, just bask in the beautiful theme song by John Barry. It takes my breath away. I think it is one of the most wonderful scores ever composed for film. This song comes from the movie of the same title, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour as the love-struck, displaced couple. It is a time-travel romantic fantasy, though I honestly don't prefer it's method of travel-self hypnosis. The ending, which while beautifully lavish and romantic to most, was devastating to me.
The movie fared poorly when it was released in 1980. I'm beginning to think that time travel was just a big no-no in the Entertainment industry of the early eighties. It seemed to be too much for audiences then. They preferred gritty, emotional dramas, sex-crazed 'teen comedies' and over the top soap operatics. Despite the fact that many movies and shows like ~The Twilight Zone~ featured time travel. It was sadly their loss...but the future's gain.

There is a massive Fan Club for Somewhere in time that even has conventions. Here is their lovely website~


I highly recommend purchasing the original soundtrack, it's one of those you play on rainy or like today, massively snowy days with nothing to do but stare at the swirling flakes and find yourself drifting into far away lands and adventures...though never forgetting this is entirely romantic as well.

Below are a few vocal versions I found with all different lyrics...amazing!


Somewhere in Time
Composed by: John Barry
Sung by: Various Artists

Somewhere in time
We met on timeless hills
And in the evening mist we kissed
And time stood still
Before the dawn, we found forever
Moments are timeless when I feel your caress

You'll always be inside of me
And I know when love is true
It's always with you

Somewhere in time
I came to realize
Love never goes

Love never goes
Once it has touched your heart
Just like the strength of wine that's left
As two lips part
A taste of love will linger after
I know the meaning of all that I see

You'll always be inside of me
And I know when love is true
It's always with you

Somewhere in time
I came to realize
Love never goes

And lo and behold-more sets of beautiful lyrics!


Somewhere in Time
sung by: Michael Crawford

Where there is time
there is tomorrow.
somewhere in time,
all sorrows pass to memories.
and so the end is the beginning
somewhere in time,
we are as we are meant to be
Where there is time,
there is a circle
somewhere in time the circle
yearns to be complete
though you may feel this is illusion,
somewhere in time,
i know we're certain to meet
Somewhere in time,
love is forever
a love that's here
a love that's now to last for all time.
somehow i know this moment is waiting
somewhere in time
Where there is time, there is a circle
somewhere in time the circle will be complete
somewhere in time love is forever
a love that's here
a love that's now to last for all time.
Somehow i know
this moment's waiting
somewhere in time ...

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in time
You came into my world
Love was beyond what I imagined love would be
Now just a dream
I hold till the end of time
Hoping someday we'll find what we left behind

There'll come a day
Our paths will meet again
We'll cross the bridge of time and space to a love that's free
No more goodbye
No lonely waiting
That'll be our day to love,to live all our dreams

If we believe and keep alive
The hope that love will stand the test of distance and time
Then we shall find our new tomorrow
Somewhere in time

Someday there'll be no time between us
There'll just be endless days for us to love and share
We'll rise above the tears of our lonely years
Into a world beyond today
In another somewhere

There you have it. With all the versions of this song, its like asking, 'How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a toosie pop?' Hey, maybe I should write one for Voyagers! hehe. While the vocals are great, I prefer to swoon to the fantastic instrumentals and the soaring piano, all the while imagining the beautiful Phineas Bogg...somehwere in time!


1 comment:

  1. Awwwww. So beautiful! Thanks so much for posting. This part of of "Somwhere on Time" by John Berry reminded me of how Bogg must have felt about Mabel: "Somewhere in time I came to realize Love never goes." Simply beautiful.

    And Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour are a lovely couple. :)

    Oh and what a beautiful thought to "imagine the beautiful Phineas Bogg...somewhere in time!" ;)

    Loved it Ginger!

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