I am a real Jim Croce fan. I have often wished that I had taken the opportunity to see him in Amsterdam, in 1973 when I was there, and he was touring Europe at the time, as he died shortly thereafter.
When ever I hear Time in a Bottle, I in my mind change the first two lines of the lyric to be: "If I could put time in a bottle, I'd have me a bottle of time." I know it's dumb, but then consider the source.
Here is a not great quality rendition of this Timeless classic of his. Sorry for that, but it's the best I could find. I'll make it up with other Croce classics later.