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Enya – Only Time lyrics
Who can say where the road goes,
Where the day flows?
Only time
...

And who can say if your love grows,
As your heart chose?
Only time...

[Interlude:]
Dee dah day, dee dah day, dee dah day
Dee dah doe day doe, dee doe day doe

Who can say why your heart sighs,
As your love flies?
Only time...

And who can say why your heart cries,
When your love lies (dies)?
Only
time...

[Interlude:]
Dee dah day, dee dah day, dee dah day
Dee dah doe day doe, dee doe day doe

Who can say when the roads meet,
That love might be,
In your heart.

And who can say when the day sleeps,
If the night keeps all your heart?
Night keeps all your heart...

(long interlude)
Dee dah dah dah
Dee dah dah dah
Dee dah dah dah
Dee dah dah dah

Who can say if your love grows,
As your heart chose?
Only time...

And who can say where the road goes,
Where the day flows?
Only time...

Who knows?
Only time...

Who knows?
Only time...
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    Only time (and unique personal experiences) will teach us about the ups and downs of life, that help us form who we become. We are born all enthusiastic and full of hopes and dreams. But as we go through life, we learn that only time will show us that our childlike innocence cannot last forever and only time will form who we become from these ups and downs. The current of time and life leads us to many forks of the road of life and decisions made at these times can lead us into happiness and sadness. As we sit at a crossroad and make a decision, only time will teach us if it was the right one or one we hope not to repeat.
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    What will you do with the Time given you? Glorify God? Please your self, others, or God? Time is the great equalizer, residence of truth. Humans have just started their journey, existence, here. In this place in the universe. Dinosaurs were around 100s of millions of years. We will go to the stars. In time. As we evolve into what we will create, genetically, and finally mechanically. A form to house our intellect as we go. We will look back. In time. To our beginning, on Mother Earth, at what we have done with the time given us as a race. Determined what we as individuals have done with our time. Earth will become a myth, or a place preserved, protected by us, to remind us where we came from. All we discover will be measured against what we know about our original existence, our time on the Earth. What a gift, or accident of biology, that we are aware, wonder about, have emotions about each other and our universe. Getting bigger all the time. Dinosaurs of the past, animals of present, plants of the future. Will never Wonder or ask Why or How. If we ever meet, in Time, others that wonder we will have met others "created" with a spark of something unexplainable. Until then, continue to wonder in awe and in love, about our existence. Our time.
    Yep, ask yourself. What will you do with the Time given you?
    "...all we must do is decide what to do with the time given us..." -Tolkein.
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    It says that only time will tell what's going to happen in life. I lost my best friend of whom I fell in love with and he broke my heart and this song makes me think that maybe it's possible that things will eventually work out between us as friends again and maybe even better than that. This sing also says that if something is meant to be then it will happen and that nobody knows what the future may have in store. It also says that anything can happen and that we just basically have to go with the flow. To me this song is saying that if my best friend is meant to he in my life that he will find his way back to me and if not then he wasn't meant to be in my life. Time will tell.
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    This is a song for the world. It speaks: We are born with pure and loving hearts... "only time" (our experiences in life... the roads we take) will reveal if our hearts will grow with love or hate for ourselves, the world and all that lives. Love and hate all begins in the heart.
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    Time, the great equalizer. Bearer of truth. Calling Time a "Who". Speaks to me. Time, a human concept, to measure our existence. Precious. It, or Who, is really all there is. Our existence is only relative to our time while existing. What have we done, are we doing, and will we do with what Time is given us. Tolkien: "...all we have to do is determine what to do with the time we are given..." Other philosophers have pointed out the same truth through the Ages. What will I do today? A question for all of us every time we wake. At the core of our existence. To please ourselves, God, others. For all at the same "time". What a life, an existence. To be aware and curious and wonder at the how or just the innate beauty of physics, light, biology, it's amazing. And we live in it. Thank your God to be here with the time he gave you.
    And if you question if there is God, look inside, at the spark of God in you that makes you wonder, explore, study, appreciate, protect all that is. We are becoming more and more "god". We are just getting started compared to geologic Time. I"d like to see what we will be in another 1000 or 10, 000 or 100, 000 years. Dinosaurs were here over hundreds of millions of years. Our Time has just begun. We will go to the stars. And Mother Earth will become a myth, or a place protected, preserved, a place to go to once in a while to remind us where we started. Way back. In Time.
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    In the journey of life we passionately work for something to achieve. And when we achieve it or when we are just about to get sometimes it happens a thought comes "do we really want this"? During struggle time we had developed interest in other things. So the line who can say when the road meet. That love might be in yr heart. Only time.
    I had been my life I was away from relatives. And I used to cry for being alone. And I when I shifted to my native place. The gossiping and interference in my life by my relatives made me feel I was very happy without them.
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    It's interesting time is described as "who". This apparently personifies time as a person who makes decisions about one's life. I found information from Enya who said that the song was about relationships. She said she had relationships that didn't work. She said relationships that were meant to work would just work. Putting the responsibility in the hands of personified time and the relationship just working of its own accord displays an external locus of control. But then it doesn't look like Enya wrote the song. However long story short I think "your love lies" is the key. I think the song is about falling out of love with someone because you find out who they really are in time and it's not the person you thought they were. This is why the song posits an external locus of control. Because the other person did things that revealed who they really were which caused one to fall out of love with them. But maybe this is just my spin.
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