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FUTURE MEETS THE PAST

 

In a heartbeat, in a whisper or the blinking of an eye 

In surrender, in a final gasp or in a baby’s cry 

Under the tarmac, the cobbles and the soil beneath our feet 

When a dirt path turns into a busy living street 

Oh, it seems the die is cast when the future meets the past 

The future meets the past 

 

Days of wonder echo round my brain and then dissolve 

Broken boundaries further serve to strengthen my resolve 

My children’s children, could I really look them in the eye 

If I did nothing but stand aside and let it all slip by 

Oh, it seems the die is cast when the future meets the past 

The future meets the past 

 

I can hear the distant footsteps as they stumble down the path 

Tread carefully as the sun sets 

At last, at last, at last the future meets the past 

The future meets the past 

 

Give me a minute to just stand still and try to catch my breath 

In this confusion I’ve dealt with things that put me to the test 

Oh, shadows lengthen, distant memories stored in soil beneath my feet 

These starts and endings, I’d catch them but they’re always out of reach 

Oh, it seems the die is cast when the future meets the past 

The future meets the past 

 

I can hear the distant footsteps as they stumble down the path 

Tread carefully as the sun sets 

At last, at last, at last the future meets the past 

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