In My Time

i was standing with mary
on a stone by the mill
it was the first time we saw the lights
from the far side of the hill

and we traveled by horseback
my sister and me
and the saddle was worn and old
but the best we'd ever seen

i remember the young men 
as they marched off to war
they were marching off so strong and brave
to be seen nevermore

we were married in nineteen
next year a baby boy
the roaring twenties flying by
how could there not be more

in my time
in my time
in my time
sometimes life was a joy

in the next year we left our home
traveled to a northern town
to see if we could find a place 
where we could settle down

and the 50's went rushing by
and our grandchildren grew
and the cold war caught us in it's grip
but what could people do

bought our first home with kennedy
lost our first son with king
and we cheered the boys in vietnam
we didn't know a thing

then the wall fell in old berlin
as they came to take my home
and i could see my baby two years gone
as they left me here alone

i was standing with mary
on a stone by the mill
it was the first time we saw the lights
from the far side of the hill

in my time
in my time
in my time
i've given all i can 

Written by Paul Bromwell
Copyright 2001 Emily's Music