Toby Keith death: Jelly Roll, Luke Combs, share tributes, memories

About the Song

Toby Keith, a name synonymous with country music for decades now. We’ve all followed his journey, from the rowdy anthems to the heartfelt ballads. Today, we’re setting our sights on a song that tugs at the heartstrings, a tune that resonates with those of us who’ve lived a bit and maybe have a few regrets – “Time That It Would Take”.

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Released in 2008, this track from his album “That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy” isn’t your typical foot-stompin’ Toby Keith song. Instead, it’s a mid-tempo ballad, a reflective look back on life’s choices and the passage of time.

Now, we all know time waits for no man, but “Time That It Would Take” makes us keenly aware of that. Keith’s smooth vocals paint a picture of a man wrestling with his past, wondering what could have been if he’d just slowed down a bit.

He talks about the carefree days of youth, those lazy afternoons spent fishing or playing ball, moments that seem like a lifetime ago. Then comes the contrast – the hustle and bustle of adulthood, the focus on work and family that can sometimes leave precious little time for anything else.

This song isn’t about dwelling on the past, though. There’s a hopeful undercurrent to it. The chorus, with its catchy melody, flips the script. Keith acknowledges that explaining his past might take a while, but he uses that as an opportunity.

In the “time that it would take” to explain himself, he could be creating new memories, taking that special someone on adventures they’ve never dreamed of. It’s a reminder that while the past can’t be changed, the future is still wide open.

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So, put on your favorite pair of boots, settle in, and let Toby Keith’s “Time That It Would Take” take you on a journey through time, reminding you of life’s precious moments and the chances we can still grab hold of.