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A World of Time

A World of Time

When I was young and in my prime,
It seemed my world was made of time.
Long years have passed, without a doubt,
As I let a world of time go running out.

cho: All the things that I would do,
     If I had time to be with you
     To make up for the hours and the days
     I let a world of time slip away.

When I was young, it seemed to me
There wasn't a thing I couldn't be.
Sad experience lets me know
How you lose your illusions when you grow.

I don't know how I could have been so dumb!
I wasted my youth on being young.
As if that were quite enough to be.
They say wisdom comes with age, and is not free.

If I had met you in a younger day,
It might have been different; who's to say?
But since I didn't, if you'll care,
A world of time together we can share.

Copyright 1991, Bob Clayton, Silver Spring, MD

The tune is reminiscent of "When You and I were Young,
Maggie" on the chorus, but it's impossible to truly
annotate it here. Someday, there'll be a recording of it
and a bunch of my other songs. I have a songbook available,
but it's not the same as hearing 'em. BC


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