"Where'd All the Time Go?" as written by and Scott Mcmicken Toby Leaman....
Where'd all the time go?
It's starting to fly.
See how the hands go;
Waving goodbye.

And you know I get so forgetful
when I look in your eyes.

Now she's walking backwards
through a parade.
And I'm stuck in the shadow
blocking the shade.

And there ain't no way to sweep up the mess that we've made
She gets dressed up like a pillow so she's always in bed

Flowers for the sick and dead
She's on the go, way too fast and way too slow
She'll turn to stone at hospitals and funeral homes
and when the fog rises somebody sighs who is not in disguise anymore

There's nothing to keep you
from falling in love.
It starts at the bottom
and comes from above.

Like pieces of a puzzle, like a hand in a glove
She gets dressed up like a pillow so she's always in bed

Flowers for the sick and dead
She's on the go, way too fast and way too slow
She'll turn and stop at hospitals and funeral homes
and when the tide rises somebody sinks and is gone in the blink of an eye


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"Where'd All the Time Go?" as written by Toby Leaman Scott Mcmicken

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  • +1
    My OpinionI just joined this site to say how great this song is, my ears experienced immense pleasure while listening to it, what can I say Dr. Dog is the best!
    suitelife123on May 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWith this song, and most of Dr. Dog's songs, the lyrics are loaded with meaning, and I think that allows a lot of varying interpretations. To me this song is like a happy nostalgic song. It's about remembering good times, but it isn't wistful. It's about just remembering that those times were enjoyable, and they changed us. The lyrics mention a girl, and I think that's something that is personal to the lyricist , but I like this song, even if I don't fully understand it. That's the beauty of Dr. Dog. Loads of meaning, and a great melody.
    Poisonousson June 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationmakes me think of getting old and dying -- with a head full of nostalgia and memories that are growing farther and farther away every day.
    salamandooron May 21, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. can't believe no one has commented yet. i find this song playing thru my head often enough that i had to log on and get to the bottom of the lyrics.
    thanx for posting, quitwiz!
    seems like this song could be about reflecting on a lost love/old flame. especially since the song is titled "where'd all the time go" and the line "there ain't no way to sweep up the mess that we've made".

    dr. dog, FTW!
    seffroniaon April 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"dressed up like a pillow so she's always in bed"

    so good.
    bnardoon March 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is obviously about aging and dying.
    rsrs1491on March 20, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song's chorus borrows a fair amount of melody phrasing from Player - Baby Come Back
    belindaSton March 08, 2013   Link

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