I let time go lightly when I'm here with you,
I let time go lightly when the day is through.
I keep a watch on time when I've have work to do,
I let time go lightly with you.

Morning, a time for breaking ground and sowing seeds,
and yet we give up our sunshine
so we can buy what we need.
That leaves the evening, to share a fire with a friend or two,
to loose sight of the hours
To go lightly with you

I let time go lightly when I'm here with you,
I let time go lightly when the day is through.
I keep a watch on time when I've got work to do,
I let time go lightly with you.

Old friends, they mean much more to me than the new friends,
Cause they can see where you are,
and they know where you've been.
Music, has been my oldest friend, my fiercest foe,
cause it can take me so high,
(High.....) Yes it can make me so low.

When I was a child my mother would help me along
She'd rock me to sleep and sing me a song.
So I learned to love the music of all the tunes in my mind
the changing of chords, the rhythm of time.

I let time go lightly when I'm here with you,
I let time go lightly when the day is through.
I keep a watch on time when I've got work to do,
I let time go lightly with you.

Yes I let time go lightly with you, and a fire, and a friend or two
With you and a fire and a friend or two
A friend or two and you


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    General CommentAnother one I can't believe that no one has commented on. It wasn't one of my favorite songs, and for awhile I never paid attention when it came on or I would skip it. But the line "music has been my oldest friend, my fiercest foe. It can take me so high, yes it can make me so low" is just so much how I feel about music. Harry put that feeling into words so well (as he did with a lot of feelings)!
    Sofkurion December 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentactually harry didn't write this one
    i believe that it was his brother stephen chapin.

    it's so beautiful.
    Italian Phaethonon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen ever we have a fire party with friends we always break out this song and we all sing along at the beginning of the night.
    Italian Phaethonon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite part has always been "and yet we give up our sunshine so we can buy what we need"...powerful and depressing if you really think about it
    ltienkeon November 13, 2008   Link

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