Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Album: Unhalfbricking (1969)
  • 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? Writer/s: SANDY DENNY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Tony from San DiegoI simply LOVE old Fairport with the classic line up.
  • Brad from Lancaster, PaIt is not true that Sandy never woke up from her concussion--in fact she was sent home from the hospital and lived for several more days before collapsing suddenly and passing away. It is believed she had a brain hemorrhage possibly triggered by a medication given her at the hospital which thinned her blood. It was a horrible tragedy and an a devastating loss. Her daughter Georgia was still a baby at the time and Sandy had recently been struggling with depression and alcohol abuse--a situation directly responsible for her accident. Years later her husband Trevor Lucas (himself a member of Fairport for several years in the mid-1970's ) had remarried and he and his wife released a number of rarities cassettes called "The Attic Tracks" to help pay for Georgia's education. These tracks, including some truly exquisite demos, are now available on various boxed sets and compilations. Sandy was an absolutely unique talent. Her astonishing voice is of course legendary but her artistry as both a songwriter and an interpreter of other people's songs is often overlooked. I have often said that if I could listen to only one artist for the rest of my life it would have to be Sandy Denny.
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