"Only Time" as written by and Eithne/ryan Ni Bhraonain....
Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose, only time

Who can say why your heart sighs
As your love flies, only time
And who can say why your heart cries
When your love lies, only time

Who can say when the roads meet
That love might be in your heart
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your heart
Night keeps all your heart

Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose
Only time
And who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time

Who knows? Only time

Lyrics submitted by numb

"Only Time" as written by Stefan Bossems Claus Terhoeven

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +8
    General CommentI think this song is saying not to worry about the future, because you can't know what will happen.
    MistressSanon April 25, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General CommentIt may be the only time you can be in love with her. It may be the only time you will ever see your sick friend at the hospital again. It may be the only time you can cry before cutting yourself to blood and commit suicide. It may be the only time you thought you were going to see your girlfriend back from a foreign place, but her plane suddenly crashes. It may be the only time in your life you will ever have a chance to say "I love you"...
    ryantymeon August 28, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think it's saying that you will never know what the future holds until it is your past. Time is the greatest test of all challenges and this song simply points out that in time, all our questions will be answered, and only time will tell if we end up happy or sad.
    el_mono_loco17on March 20, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit's a very nice song, beautifully sung! enya's songs always touch my heart. i love wild child too!
    tongan_belleon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenteverything in the world always change . love may be change , who know ....only time.... time do not wait for you but you have to move along with time and time will tell you what the answer of your life......
    natty2215on March 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the face of the earth. No one can sing something this meaningful but Enya. I'm sure this song means a lot to her, as it does many people.
    Rose_Gamgeeon September 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful song. I adore Enya. I know alot of people in my town hated this song, and for my best friend's graduation it was actually going to be their graduation song, but she started a huge protest and the like and they switched it to a Green Day song. Bleh.

    I think this songs does/could have alot of meanings. Lyrics and music are something everyone relates to in a different way, just like thoughts, journals, etc. It's a piece of your heart almost, and songs can have so much meaning to someone they could never be able to explain.

    For me it helps me out when I'm sad, like alot of Enya's songs. It's comforting. I may feel lost and unsure of who I am, where I come from, where I belong, etc [some things I really struggle with], but life isn't worth giving up yet, some things just take TIME and only time will give me answers and in the end I am optimistic enough to think everything will be okay.
    lizkaon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love falling asleep to this song. My whole body relaxes, and I can think of pleasant things. n_n
    Cedahliaon September 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWho can say
    if your love grows
    as your heart chose
    ...only time

    Only Time.. can tell when you are ready to love again.. trust again and whom to give your heart completely...
    CHROon August 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly time can predict what happens in the future, nobody knows when love will happen. Nobody knows when two roads of life will criss cross and make love, who knows when their time will end, who knows how long their love will last. Only time tells that.

    All I can say about this song is that it's very beautiful. The song meaning is pretty much about how time goes so quick, we don't even see it. We can only use all the time we have in life and put a meaning to our lives. We put meanings on our life, we create our own meanings in life. The road we choose in life is the path we go until our time is done.

    I also believe Enya wrote this song to inform people that life goes on. Just by these lyrics it describes what shes trying to say:
    "Who can say why your heart sighs
    As your love flies, only time
    And who can say why your heart cries."

    Life goes on, forget all the sadness, frustration and horrible things in life, let it go and move on. This song reminds me a lot of Linkin Park's song "Iridescent". Rise and shine!
    gurton January 30, 2013   Link

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