"Pass In Time" as written by and Beth Orton....
So much stays unknown till the time has come.
Did you imagine you could ever be so strong,
Then watch your fear just turn into relief?
Your sea of doubt become your own belief?
Though tears don't come to cry some grief away,
The tears will help to keep your need at bay.

So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

A mother told me just before she died
My mother told me just before she died,
'oh darling, darling, don't you be like me.
You will fall in love with the very first man you meet.'
But mama, mama, some will never know;
The love that you have is still holding my soul.

[Beth Orton & Terry Callier:]
So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a little while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

[Beth Orton:]
You're here just a while

[Terry Callier:]
Here just a while

[Beth Orton:]
So much stays unknown till the time you are strong.
Did you imagine you could ever feel so strong,
And all your pain just turns into relief?
All your doubt becomes your own belief?
Though tears don't come to cry some grief away,
The years will help to keep your need at bay.

[Beth Orton & Terry Callier :]
So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

[Beth Orton:]
You're here just a while

[Terry Callier:]
Here just a while

[Beth Orton:]
You're here just a while
You might as well smile,
You might as well smile,
'cause tomorrow, you just don't know.
It will pass. it's gonna pass.

Beth orton & terry callier :
It will pass in time.
It will pass in time.
It will pass.
It will pass in time.
It will pass in time.
It will pass.

[Beth Orton:]
It's gonna pass
It's gonna pass
It's gonna pass in time.

[Beth Orton & Terry Callier:]
It will pass in time
It will pass.

[Beth Orton:]
It's gonna pass

[Terry Callier:]
It will pass in time.

[Beth and terry:]
It's gonna pass

[Beth Orton:]
It's gonna pass


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"Pass in Time" as written by Beth Orton

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  • +1
    General CommentI think she says "The love that you have installed in my soul"
    birba.mozzon February 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude. She's not a robot. You don't 'install' her love ;)
    Prometeoon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan amazing song.
    maxhirtzon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love the opening lines

    So much stays unknown till the time has come.
    Did you imagine you could ever be so strong,

    i think this song is just about getting through life
    pheephoxon July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitely about getting through life, getting over something...a lovely, positive song.
    missmeon September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is actually "instilled"

    ...not installed or have is still as the lyrics are posted above.

    =R
    ladyRon November 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about death. Getting through a loss of your mother or father
    gavin1177on May 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song FactThis song is 100% about the passing of Beth Orton's mother. Its about the pain and strength gained in experiencing her mother as she died of cancer. Amazing that she got folk musician Terry Callier to assist with vocals introducing him to a whole new generation. Very sad, yet uplifting and beautiful song.
    rlj1965on June 27, 2015   Link

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