Released December 1, 2023
Written by Mike Grosshandler. Vocals, guitars, bass guitar, and keyboards performed by Mike Grosshandler. Drums performed by Ricky Little. Mandolin performed by Jason Maloney. Mixed with Tim Lynch at The Recording Company. Mastered by Justin Colletti at Joe Lambert Mastering.
The lyrics have a hopeful and reflective tone, shifting away from sadness towards inspiration and anticipation.
There's a sense of personal empowerment and taking control of one's day ("This today is mine").
The imagery is vivid, particularly in Verse 2 with the metaphor of standing on the edge of a diving board, waiting for the right moment.
"Let's try something different / Not so sad this time" suggests a departure from previous themes or styles, aiming for a more uplifting message.
"Something nice to lift your heart / This today is mine" conveys a sense of ownership over one's emotions and experiences, emphasizing positivity.
The phrase "I won't be grounded" could symbolize a refusal to be held back or a desire to rise above challenges.
"It's just about time for some inspiration" indicates a need or readiness for positive change and motivation.
"Share with us your wise words and teach us indignation" could be interpreted as a call for guidance or wisdom from someone experienced or respected. The use of 'indignation' is intriguing, possibly suggesting a need to learn about righteous anger or standing up against injustices.
The diving board metaphor paints a picture of anticipation and risk-taking.
"Waiting for someone to come along / and fill up the pool" metaphorically speaks to the need for external factors or people to set the stage for action or change.
"I'll wait to dive in" shows patience and the importance of timing in making significant decisions or changes.
Repeating "This today is mine" reinforces the theme of personal empowerment and making the most of the present moment.
"About Time" appears to be a thoughtful, introspective song with a message of empowerment and waiting for the right moment. The lyrics are well-crafted, offering both direct statements and metaphors that invite the listener to find their own interpretations. The musical arrangement, as indicated by the credits, suggests a rich and engaging listening experience.