The relentless passage of time. The cruel realization that dreams are not becoming a reality, the sudden awakening of old age. Universal subjects for a classic universal song. Ironically a song that expresses a deep fear of time, has resisted its more fearsome condition: oblivion.
We need to analyze why.
The song Time was released on the album "The Dark Side of the Moon" on 1973. A massive commercial and musical success with over 45 million copies sold. It's the eight album release of the band on a very prolific year for progressive and psychedelic rock (Brain Salad Surgery, Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Wake of the flood, etc. ). If you never listen to this album I suggest you set aside about 40 minutes of your day, sit comfortably, turn off your phone (and tablet, kindle, smart fridge, smart watch, smart ... ) and just listen to it. You won't regret it.
The recording (mixing)
Recently a coworker referred to this song as "one of the greatest solos of all time". I couldn't agree more, but it's also a great song overall.