Time, The Magician 
Words & Music by Clifford T Ward

 Audio sample
. . . And yet another song from Cliff's masterpiece album 'Home Thoughts' (1973). Commenting on it, shortly after it's release, Cliff said:

'This is about growing older. It is a sort of lament of youth really, the passing of youth, remembering what it was like to fall in love, when one first fell in love. I met my wife at school, and that was the big thing. She was a pleasant, pretty girl with such a sweet smile and brown hair. We both had bikes and would meet each other at the bike sheds after school. I remember that even if it was freezing cold we would stand there talking and talking until it was dark and our hands were frozen and our noses blue. So we did the same silly things every young couple do. Although it's a long time ago, talking about it makes it seem like yesterday.'


Time, The Magician  

A sweet occasion such as this
Another chance to reminisce
And though together we have grown
It's magical how time has flown.

Remember at the outset
A very long while ago?
You were just a schoolgirl
And I was your big hello.

But time, the magician played a few old tricks on us
Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us.

Remember when you first said
That you would love me always
And how you fascinated
Me in so many ways?

But time, the magician played a few old tricks on us
Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us.

A sweet occasion such as this
Another chance to reminisce
And though together we have grown
It's magical how time has flown.

Remember at the outset
A very long while ago?
You were just a schoolgirl
And I was your big hello.

But time, the magician played a few old tricks on us
Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us.

Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us
Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us
Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us
Time, the magician played a few old tricks on us.

(Repeat and fade)

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