Time Won't Let Me Go

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"Time Won't Let Me Go"
Time Won't Let Me Go single.jpg
Single by The Bravery
from the album The Sun and the Moon
Released Flag of the United States.svg March 27, 2007
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg July 9, 2007
Genre Indie rock
Songwriter(s) Sam Endicott
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
The Bravery singles chronology
"Time Won't Let Me Go"
Alternative cover
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"Time Won't Let Me Go" is a song by American alternative rock band The Bravery and is featured on their second album The Sun and the Moon . The song was also released as the first single from that album on March 27, 2007, in the United States (see 2007 in music). In the United Kingdom, the song was released as a single on July 9, 2007. [1]


The second verse contains references to Bryan Adams' hit "Summer of '69" and Cherry Valance, a character from S. E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders . The song is used on the pilot episode of Gossip Girl , in the movie Never Back Down , the fifth season Las Vegas episode "Run, Cooper Run", the soundtrack of the movie Never Back Down , the Leverage episode "The Snow Job" & in an episode of the fifth season of One Tree Hill .

Music video

The video was directed by Brian Palmer and Brad Palmer of the production company Surround. The video concept is based on a loner kid who spaces out in a cafe and builds a house of cards which he escapes into. It features Guinness World Record Holder Bryan Berg, who holds the record for highest house of cards. The video debuted on AOL music, and was successful on VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown, reaching as high as #2.

Official Remixes

Chart positions

"Time Won't Let Me Go" entered Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart on March 31, 2007 at #40. It peaked at #10 on the chart, giving the band their first top 10 hit. However, it was a massive disappointment in the UK, failing to chart at all, receiving hardly any radio airplay, although it is still tracklisted on Asda FM.

Weekly charts

Chart (2007)Peak
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks [2] 10

Year-end charts

Chart (2007)Position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard) [3] 34

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