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Time is Passing Lyrics

"Time is Passing" was written by Peter Townshend.
"Time is Passing" was written by Peter Townshend.

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I'm playing my guitar while my sister bangs the jar
The glass sets up a sound like people laughin'
It's goin' to my brain and it's easin' all my pain
I must hear this sound again 'cause time is passing

I'm walkin' by the sea and the shingle sings for me
The crabs are swimmin' down amongst the starfish
The rocks all clatter down and the seagulls fly around
But the whole trip rubs it in that time is passing

Find it, I've got to hear it all again
My heart has heard the sound of harmony
Blind to it, as my tears fall again
But it's only by the music, I'll be free

There's somethin' in the whisper of the trees
Millions hear it, still they can't believe
There are echoes of it splashin' in the waves
As an empire of dead men leave their graves

Don't listen to people talk, oh, to 'em sellin' souls
Don't listen to me or words from men above
Don't hear it in your needs and don't hear it in your greeds
Just hear it in the sound of time a-passing

Find it, I've got to hear it all again
My heart has heard the sound of harmony
Blind to it, as my tears fall again
But it's only by the music, I'll be free

Songwriters
PETER TOWNSHEND

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Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

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