Across the evening sky, all the birds are leaving
But how can they know it's time for them to go?
Before the winter fire, I will still be dreaming
I have no thought of time

For who knows where the time goes?
Who knows where the time goes?

Sad, deserted shore, your fickle friends are leaving
Ah, but then you know it's time for them to go
But I will still be here, I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time

For who knows where the time goes?
Who knows where the time goes?

And I am not alone while my love is near me
I know it will be so until it's time to go
So come the storms of winter and then the birds in spring again
I have no fear of time

For who knows how my love grows?
And who knows where the time goes?

Lyrics submitted by hang on to a dream

Who Knows Where the Time Goes Lyrics as written by Sandy Denny

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentIn early recordings of this song Sandy sings "Across the purple sky" rather than "Across the evening sky".
    questeron January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song by a not so well known artist. However, the message is still a good one. Time goes very quickly, and no one seems to know why.
    Larabean27on August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song sooo much!! It's a really beautiful song.
    bentley_rocksxxon December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA friend of mine reminded me that this song existed yesterday. I haven't been able to stop listening to it. Hands down one of my favorite songs ever penned.
    JimmieNeverDieson April 13, 2008   Link
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    MemoryMy ears pricked when I heard this played as a backdrop to a TV show. A favourite from a long time ago. Downloaded it immediately and play it often. So beautifully sung.
    Waratah166on August 23, 2016   Link

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