What a great song. Croce was one of my favorite singer/songwriters back in the 1970s. It’s a shame he left us so early in that airplane crash in 1973 because I’m sure he would have produced more wonderful songs. He was only 30.
Croce was a splendid story-songwriter. He could weave music and lyrics into funny, sad, and heart-felt stories such as “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Lover’s Cross,” “Roller Derby Queen,” “Operator,” and “Workin’ in the Car Wash Blues.”
Some of my future blogs are going to be about story songs I’ve admired and enjoyed through the years. I’ll try to have links to the lyrics and performance of the song.
I hope you’ll join me on the trip down memory lane.
Time In a Bottle lyrics
Time in a Bottle performance