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Lyrics - Father Time

The lyrics “Father Time” are based on the theme of misfortune. The music would be the “Dead Can Dance” variety and it would be sung in a slower, melancholy, ballad type way. I wrote it while listening to the Agnes Obel internet radio station. The lyrics are about the misfortune of people being attuned to each other in all ways but relative age.


Father Time
Poem for Day 177 – 20150626

If I didn't know you then,
it's only because you weren't here.
No fault of mine, blame Father Time.
If I didn't know you then,
I was that much poorer from that.
No fault of yours, blame Father Time.

Fortune favours the bold,
fortune favours the brave,
Misfortune is all we have,
laid at the feet of Father Time.

I was so much younger then,
the age that you are now,
where's the right in that?
I was so much younger then,
the world did not know you yet,
why did you come after your time?

Fortune favours the bold,
fortune favours the brave,
Misfortune is all we have,
laid at the feet of Father Time.

Now we are left with today,
Saturn laughing at the mortals,
the mismatch in space and time.
Now we are left with today,
together we'll make our own fortune,
correct our own place in time.

Fortune favours the bold,
fortune favours the brave,
Misfortune is all we have,
our luck is now ours to make.

© 2015, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Tags: poem, relationships, time
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