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pastorpest Origin: Time (Shel Silverstein) (11) Lyr Add: TIME (from Burl Ives) 04 Feb 00

In answer to Susanne(skw) here are the lyrics:


1. Is the snow a-fallin' a bit deeper these days?
Are they building the stairs a bit steeper these days?
And the town is a-changin' in so many ways.
Time, time, time.

2. Young folks are a-growin' exceptionally tall,
And the newspaper print is becoming quite small,
And folks speak so softly you can hardly hear at all.
Time, time, time.

3. The jokes don't seem as funny as the old jokes once were,
And the girls aren't half as pretty as I remember her,
And today in the park a young man called me "Sir".
Time, time, time.

4. I'm not quite as anxious for fame or success,
And my eye finds that girl in the plain quiet dress,
And I cling a bit longer to each sweet caress.
Time, time, time.

5. So I breathe a bit heavy as I climb a hill:
What of it? My life is really much more fulfilled.
But they're tearing down buildings that I watched them build.
Time, time, time.

That is all. I hope still someone can tell me about the song and the song writer. Thanks!

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