Time Won't Let Me (The Outsiders)

8 MARCH 1966


Cleveland garage band The Outsiders' debut single 'Time Won't Let Me' was climbing up the US Billboard charts on its way to an eventual #5 spot. This proved to be their biggest success and after four top 40 hits in the US in 1966 they never broke the top 100 again.

They never had any chart success in the UK.

The Outsiders were actually a very solid live act who had played together since as an R&B combo since 1958 (as the Starfires).

B-side: 'Was It Really Real'
Recorded: 1965
Released: January 1966
Highest chart position: #5 (US)
Length: 3:00
Label: Capitol
Writers: Tom King and Chet Kelly
Producer: Tom King


'I can't wait forever
Even though you want me to
I can't wait forever
To know if you'll be true
Time won't let me
Time won't let me
Time won't let me wait too long

Can't you see I've waited too long to love you
To hold you in my arms
Time won't let me
Time won't let me
Time won't let me aw
Oh

I can't wait forever
Even though you want me to
I can't wait forever
To know if you'll be true
Time won't let me
Time won't let me
Time won't let me wait that long
It won't let me wait that long
(Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait that long)
(Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait that long)'