"Only Time" as written by and Eithne/ryan Ni Bhraonain....
Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose, only time

Who can say why your heart sighs
As your love flies, only time
And who can say why your heart cries
When your love lies, only time

Who can say when the roads meet
That love might be in your heart
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your heart
Night keeps all your heart

Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose, only time
And who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time

Who knows? Only time
Who knows? Only time

Lyrics submitted by numb, edited by JDHuntsvilleAL

"Only Time" as written by Nicky Ryan Enya

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  • +10
    General CommentI think this song is saying not to worry about the future, because you can't know what will happen.
    MistressSanon April 25, 2002   Link
  • +7
    General CommentIt may be the only time you can be in love with her. It may be the only time you will ever see your sick friend at the hospital again. It may be the only time you can cry before cutting yourself to blood and commit suicide. It may be the only time you thought you were going to see your girlfriend back from a foreign place, but her plane suddenly crashes. It may be the only time in your life you will ever have a chance to say "I love you"...
    ryantymeon August 28, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think it's saying that you will never know what the future holds until it is your past. Time is the greatest test of all challenges and this song simply points out that in time, all our questions will be answered, and only time will tell if we end up happy or sad.
    el_mono_loco17on March 20, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commenteverything in the world always change . love may be change , who know ....only time.... time do not wait for you but you have to move along with time and time will tell you what the answer of your life......
    natty2215on March 07, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit's a very nice song, beautifully sung! enya's songs always touch my heart. i love wild child too!
    tongan_belleon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just love this song. It was Mommy Sue's favourite song before she died. She found some sort of comfort in it and understood it in a way that I don't think any of us ever could. It will always be special to me.
    Katydidon May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti was listening to this song a yr ago during my breaking up wif someone i realli loved... and now i'm wondering if time can bring us together again?
    tigresson July 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the face of the earth. No one can sing something this meaningful but Enya. I'm sure this song means a lot to her, as it does many people.
    Rose_Gamgeeon September 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think i'm gonna buy me a Time magazine subscription after reading this :D

    good song
    deathbearon September 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful song. I adore Enya. I know alot of people in my town hated this song, and for my best friend's graduation it was actually going to be their graduation song, but she started a huge protest and the like and they switched it to a Green Day song. Bleh.

    I think this songs does/could have alot of meanings. Lyrics and music are something everyone relates to in a different way, just like thoughts, journals, etc. It's a piece of your heart almost, and songs can have so much meaning to someone they could never be able to explain.

    For me it helps me out when I'm sad, like alot of Enya's songs. It's comforting. I may feel lost and unsure of who I am, where I come from, where I belong, etc [some things I really struggle with], but life isn't worth giving up yet, some things just take TIME and only time will give me answers and in the end I am optimistic enough to think everything will be okay.
    lizkaon June 23, 2003   Link

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