"Time" as written by Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson, Claudio Goldman Claudio Goldman and Sergio Antonio Sa De Albuquerq Sergio Sa....
Time, flowing like a river
Time, beckoning me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river
To the sea
Goodbye my love,
Maybe for forever

Goodbye my love,
The tide waits for me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river (on and on)
To the sea, to the sea
Till it's gone forever
Gone forever
Gone forevermore

Goodbye my friends (goodbye my love)
Maybe forever
Goodbye my friends (who knows when we shall meet again)
The stars wait for me
Who knows where we shall meet again
If ever
But time
Keeps flowing like a river (on and on)
To the sea, to the sea
Till it's gone forever
Gone forever
Gone forevermore

Forevermore
Forevermore
Forevermore


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"Time" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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  • +3
    General CommentBack when this song would come on the radio, I thought it was the same song as "Us and Them" by Pink Floyd. I was pretty young though. It's a great, under-played song. I agree with SomeRandomGirl, it is a very touching, albeit sad song; especially the "'till it's gone forever" part.
    mr_1977on June 01, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSailors totally get this. The pull to the sea is a strong but dangerous thing. She (the sea) is a great temptress. We will go even if we understand we may never come back alive. We're willing to give up lovers and family to feel the freedom that comes from sailing alone on the sea.
    ivorytickler7on December 12, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful, melancholic song. The symbolic river of time flows to the sea and appears to be gone forever, but we learned in grade school about evaporation, precipitation and the river's renewal through the water cycle. Maybe the river time isn't gone forever after all. Who knows when we shall meet again after we die? I don't see anything atheistic about this song.
    norderon January 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*(Who knows if we shall meet again) in the first verse

    *(Who knows where we shall meet again) in the last verse

    I love this song, it just sounds beautiful. It is sad though.. =/.
    SomeRandomGirlon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNICE SONG for an atheist
    most_wretchedon February 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI always thought this song had to do with someone dealing with depression and contemplating suicide?! The song came from the record, "The Turn of a Friendly Card" which deals with gambling. Maybe the subject of the song got in over his head and he's saying goodbye to his loved ones?!?!
    WhoDeyon December 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGone forever....the song is poetry.
    SillyCheekson March 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a pretty but sad song. I thought it was about one lover telling another goodbye but then when it mentions friends, sounds like a terminally ill person saying farewell to everyone.
    LaurelGon February 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about a lost love and the nostalgic feeling of time passing
    without any chance to meet again with him / her. It is a beautiful and sad song though.
    jose103518on March 22, 2015   Link

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