Song of the Day #2,698: ‘All Things in Time’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

toad_sprocket_coilI’ve written before that Toad the Wet Sprocket is my favorite of the alternative bands that truly belong to the 90s. The band’s debut album, Bread & Circus, was released in 1989 and the four records that make up the heart of their discography were released between 1990 and 1997.

Coil was the last of these and many fans consider it the best. I have difficulty finding much space between this record, 1991’s Fear and 1994’s Dulcinea in terms of quality. That’s a trilogy I’d stack up against anybody’s work from the era.

After breaking up, reuniting and dealing with contractual issues, Toad released a comeback album in 2013 titled New Constellation. Stylistically, they picked up right where they left off. I haven’t given that album as many listens as the 90s trilogy (which had a 20-year head start, after all) but it’s in the ballpark.

Call me up when you need
Strangers often deceive
And there’s something so freeing
To call out a name
And someone’s believing

I’ve been changing my mind
Through with looking behind
It’s a crash course in life
The best you can do is get by
No getting out alive
I’ll hold a light for you to see
All things in time, all you’ll ever need

Something I can’t explain
Keeps me running, afraid
And every day..
Looks me in the face and says
“Who’d you think you were, anyway?”

If you’ll hold a light for me to see
All things in time, all we’ll ever need
Well, you told me so
That we’d done this all before
So what is it that keeps us coming back for more?
I’ll hold a light for you to see
All things in time, all you’ll ever need
All things in time, all we’ll ever need

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,698: ‘All Things in Time’ – Toad the Wet Sprocket

  1. Dana says:

    While I’m not a big alternative music fan, I do like what I’ve heard from Toad.

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