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11. Time (3:20) (Lorrie Newman Keating (BMI)); Written 1979/©2010 Lorrie Marie Newman Keating)

“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss

I wrote this song in my early 20s, opining about how time slips away without us ever being able to do all that we want to. Now, in my late 50s, this song resonates all the more. I find myself contemplating the ‘days gone by’ much more often, second-guessing life decisions made decades ago, and trying to fulfill all those dreams before time runs out...laughing and crying all the way…

Lyrics

When we’re young, we plan so many things to do
When we’re old, we wonder where those plans went to
So we close our eyes and let old memories glide
And then we realize that time is on time’s side

When we’re young, we speak of places that we’ll go
But the years don’t seem to want to move that slow
Then we know the things we want won’t change the tide
And then we see that time is on time’s side

I had those dreams, just like all the rest
They faded oh so slowly one by one
And all that precious time of which I thought I had plenty
Keeps on rushing right on past, it just won’t seem to last
Until I find one single plan and see that it is done

So I sit and contemplate the days gone by
Over some of them I’ll laugh, for some I’ll cry
I wonder where all those unfinished plans still hide
And if they’ll have a chance while time is on time’s side

I had those dreams, just like all the rest
They faded oh so slowly one by one
And all that precious time of which I thought I had plenty
Keeps on rushing right on past, it just won’t seem to last
Until I find one single plan and see that it is done

So I sit and contemplate the days gone by
Over some of them I’ll laugh, for some I’ll cry
I wonder where all those unfinished plans still hide
And if they’ll have a chance while time is on time’s side