Time Of Our Times


Catherine's sipping drinks she made at noon
She's telling friends she'll be leaving soon
She's going home to England in the springtime
She wants so bad to fly away
She wants tomorrow, forget today
And Dan will be in Paris by the fall
He's spending summer in Europe
Caught up in a world that soon will end
Biding time drinking wine with new-made friends
Soon to return but anxious is he to begin again
Perhaps if only given the time

Ann, she left here after Labor Day
She flew to places faraway
She caught a standby flight to London
She said she swam in the Dead Sea
She wrote a letter telling me
I read their letters when alone
It was a summer away while living at home
That I came to learn
On an evening in June while locked in my room
There was no return
Send me a photograph of the lake
One that I can burn
To see what's left in the ashes in my mind

It was a time to make love to strangers
In a world that had changed around
It was a dangerous time
So many friends and lovers have gone by since then
At least in my mind
It was the time of our times

And Charlie's making music for a living
While I'm here singing dirges for the dead
And Lynn is going halfway mad but it's really not that bad
Except for the winter wind and snow
That once begun covers everyone just outside Chicago

I've been reborn, I've just begun
I want to travel to the sun
And find that paradise is back home
I want to marry during winter's kill
Live in a house that sits upon a hill
And see the world awaiting at my window
We came from different worlds to make our own
Somewhat afraid but not scared enough to go running home
I don't know what I've made but I know I'll never be alone
And probably already have taken too much - much too much time

It was a time to make love to strangers
In a world that had changed around
It was a dangerous time
So many friends and lovers have gone by since then
At least in my mind
It was the time of our times
It was the time of our times
At least in my mind
It was the time of our times


words/music by Tom McCormack
1994 Spotted Dog (ASCAP)



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