Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Too Late Songs

Chris Piascik, Flickr Creative Commons

Chris Piascik, Flickr Creative Commons

I missed my Monday deadline: No true tale of liquor, lust, and primer-gray Camaros for you this week.

I managed to get about half of a draft done, but that’s not enough. I was too late to get a story completed by deadline.

Lots of songs have been recorded about being too late. Queen’s “It’s Late” is a favorite of mine, as is Jim Carroll’s assertion that it’s too late to fall in love with Sharon Tate. Cute line, but what would he have done if her last name was Brownstein?

But those two cuts are “too late” lyrics. I have so many “late” songs in my playlist that for this “Deep Cuts” I limited myself to “too late” titles. Here we go:

“Too Late To Turn Back Now,” Cornelius Brothers with Sister Kate.

“Too Late For Love,” Def Leppard.

“Too Late,” The Cars.

“Much Too Late,” Tarheel Slim & Little Ann.

“It’s Too Late,” Buddy Holly.

“It’s Not Too Late,” Dennis Wilson.

“Don’t Start (Too Late),” Black Sabbath.

“Too Little, Too Late,” Dream Syndicate.

There you have it: Eight songs about being too late. I’m sure I missed a bunch, though I really did try to make it. What have I missed? I’m listening.

4 replies »

  1. Well, it is not exactly a song, but I have been stood up the last three days in a row for a scheduled Skype session, so after sitting for an hour waiting for the ring, or a note explaining the problem, I ask you – – does “slamming” Skype down and screaming “One hour is 45 minutes Too Late!” count?

    Maybe it is a song title, I will leave it up to you to write the rest.

    And it is amazing that you have not missed a Monday deadline in all of these years. Totally Trump or Clinton’s fault, I am sure.


  2. “Born Too Late” – Waylon Jennings
    “It’s a Little Too Late” – Tanya Tucker
    “Never Too Late for Love” – Warren Zevon
    “Too Late for Goodbyes” – Julian Lennon
    “It’s Not Too Late” – The Monkees


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