Before My Time
I must be gone and sail away and pass like morning mist A fond farewell beneath the grey this is my parting kiss I have no wish to lay the blame – the world has fickle ways. The time it never stays the same, I’m thankful for our days.
Chorus You’ll maybe just remember as the days of Autumn come When the High tides of September reflect the evening sun And the weeping of the Ocean, resounding from the bay Carries waves of past emotion from before I was away
Life and love it doesn’t last and travel through we go Parts of us become the past, the rivers always flow; The landscape where we live and die, forever will endure. We are but strangers passing by. Shadows on the moor
I’m ready for the unknown way, whatever may prevail My mark is made, I’ve had my stay, my ship can lift the sail My being will forever yearn to wait a longer while But I’ll be waving from the stern, and leaving with a smile
A sea to cross, a thousand miles, a realm I do not know On every wave I’ll feel your smile, as winds of hope they blow And if I gain the promised place, and reach the pearled pier I beg that by almighty grace, you’ll one day join me here
But if eternal journeys mean we never meet again Be glad for golden time there’s been, we had our heaven then. And when you want to feel my soul, my voice will still be strong Just listen to the ocean roll and hear me in my song.