Song Name: PASSAGE OF TIME (For Alex)

Songwriter: Cathy Bolton

Copyright: 2012

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Lyrics:

PASSAGE OF TIME
Cathy Bolton BMI

I went to see my Father - he's 83 now - you'd never know he's pretty spry
I sat and I listened - the clock was tickin' - the silence grew as time passed by
Then his voice cracked our silence as he came back from the distance
Of his mind - far away
He said, "Girl I just don't get it - though I've lived life to the fullest
I wonder - what does any of it matter anyway?"

I listened to the creaking - amid the silence - of his rocking chair
Moving to and fro
I made observation - of his possessions - there in the room though they were few
He noticed I was looking at his - best suit hanging - on a door jam
Waiting to be worn
He said, "I leave it hang there - 'cause these days - I swear -
I never know - I'll get a call - another friend has gone"

He said, "Life goes so fast now makes me think about the past and how there's
No way to go back now - except in my mind
Yes time goes so fast - before I know the future's past and I'll
Gently drift away through - the passage of time

Then he stared back in the distance - the clock was tickin'
Dust danced on sunbeams from the ending of our day
I listened to the creaking - amid the silence - of his rocking chair
I wondered what to say.
Then my voice cracked our silence as he came back from the distance
Of his mind - far away
I said, "I know you just don't get it - though you lived life to the fullest
I have to tell you, Dad, what a difference you have made

I know Life goes so fast now makes me think about the past and how there's
No way to go back now - except in my mind
Yes time goes so fast and when the future is the past
I want to know I've made a difference in the passage of time

I went to see my father - he's 83 now - you'd never know he's pretty spry