Song Name: Once

Songwriter: Bruce Coughlan

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

ONCE
Once upon a day and not so long ago
There was a time I had nothing more than time
I saw my life stretched out lazily before me
In an infinite line
Once I felt that faith alone could move any mountain
It felt so good when I believed
There was nothing in this great big world I couldn't do
But things are not quite as simple as they seemed
They're not the way that they appeared at all
There's no one who can catch you when you fall
Once I felt that faith alone could move any mountain
Now my world has come crashing to the sea
Once I knew for certain all the joys of life awaited
Beneath a shining star of destiny
But time is a teacher and each lesson takes a toll
And now I know, nothing comes free
Seems strange I'd think on it now
When life seems so settled in its way
I'm just realizing it now
How quickly the years just melt away
Once a single word could move me to laughter
Now a single word can drive me to tears
Once there seemed be so many hours to each day
So what's happened to the years?
Things are not the way that they appeared at all
There's no one who can catch you when you fall
Once I felt that faith alone could move any mountain
Now my world has come crashing to the sea
There was nothing in this great big world I couldn't do
Now things are not quite as certain as they seemed