Only Time Will Tell - Jimmy Buffett

1996, w by Jimmy Buffett; m by J. Buffett, Russell Kunkel, Roger Guth,
Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer.

1st Verse:
Scales and clocks just can't be trusted.
Keys and locks are destined to be busted.
Metaphors were never made for keeping score,
and I'm feeling for the sound of time.

(Unison) Woo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, Woo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo.
Woo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo, Woo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo.

2nd Verse:
Is it the answer, or just a suggestion.
Is love what we truly want or merely a protection.
Is this music made to last or crumble like a shell.
Is there heaven here on earth or is this really hell?

1st Chorus
(Harmony) Only Time Will Tell.
(Melody) If I am right or I am wrong.
(Harm.) Only Time Will Tell.
(Mel) Is there a message in this song.
(Harm) Will it ever make sense, will it ever ring a bell,
Only Time Will Tell.

3rd Verse:
Are we destined to be ruled
by a bunch of old white men
Who compare the world to football
and are programs to defend.
I'd like to try a princess or a non terrestrial,
who is neither boast- nor bash-ful, is there really such a girl?

2nd Chorus:
(Harmony) Only Time Will Tell.
(Melody) If I am right or I am wrong.
(Harm.) Only Time Will Tell.
(Mel) Is there a message in this song.
(Harm) Will it ever make sense, will it ever ring a bell,
Only Time Will Tell.

4th Verse:
I woke up this morning feeling' absolutely grand,
For nearly half a century I've been singing in a band.
I'd like to think I'll make it to 2001.
Will the party be at my house? God I wonder who will come?

3rd Chorus:
(Harmony) Only Time Will Tell.
(Melody) If I am right or I am wrong.
(Harm.) Only Time Will Tell.
(Mel) Is there a message in this song.
(Harm) Will it ever make sense on this crazy carousel?
Only Time Will Tell.

Ending: Full stop: (Harm.) Only Time Will Tell

(submitted by T.R. Violante from CD liner)

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