Why would I stop loving you a hundred years from now?
It's only time.
It's only time.
What could stop this beating heart once it made a vow?
It's only time.
It's only time.
If rain won't change your mind, let it fall,
The rain won't change my heart at all.

Lock this chain around my hand. Throw away the key.
It's only time.
It's only time.
Years, falling like grains of sand, mean nothing to me.
It's only time.
It's only time.
If snow won't change your mind, let it fall.
The snow won't change my heart, not at all.

(I'll walk your lands,)
I'll walk your lands,
(and swim your sea,)
And swim your sea.
Marry me.
Marry me.
(And in your hands,)
And in your hands,
(I will be free,)
I will be free.
Marry me.
Marry me.

Why would I stop loving you a hundred years from now?



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  • +1
    General CommentI also love how the song picks up at the "marry me" point... that's when we hear drums for the first time in the song, if I remember. What a clever way to change up the song and punctuate the emotion, just like how a great movie soundtrack does to a scene.

    Greatest songwriter working today.
    hidispenseron January 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the strings in the "if rain won't change your mind..." section. This song is uncharacteristically wholly sweet.
    persimmonon May 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is nice. i'm not in love. until now i thought it's better like this. but these lyrics make me want to be in love.
    ypsilonon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my second favorite song from i -- what I loved about it immediately is the piano, as well as the overall message of "time doesn't matter to me, I'll be here no matter what," which I relate to, because I'm pretty much like a cockroach in that respect -- I'll be around till the end of the world, loving someone till I die, regardless of what happens.

    I like how it picks up during the "marry me" section of the song...who could say no to him?!

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 06:29AM

    delialon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt really seems like the album as a whole is more pop-friendly than 69 love songs. Fortunately, this doesn't mean that they are bland in the slightest way. He's still a magnificent songwriter, and the music is still gorgeous.
    pumkinhedon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove how fantastic songs like this are ignored.

    I'll walk your lands
    And swim in your sea
    Marry me and in your hands
    I will be free

    Amazing.
    JohnnyMarron January 26, 2012   Link

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