From the recording Odd Symmetry

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Lyrics

Time Passing By (Flight of Better Angels)
© Erick Duran Manard, 2021

In Memory of Piotr Grudzinski (1975-2016)

VERSE 1 –
Sometimes I think back, recounting naïve days of my youth—
Page through distant memories
But since I’ve grown much older, and I stake no claim on the truth—
Shades of grey in all I see

PRE-CHORUS –
Precious minutes tick away
Flitting faster every day
In your thoughts and heart I never die; I will remain
(My shadows stay)

CHORUS 1 –
Time is just passing me by
Look at the mirror as a stranger
Reanimate this glass of disguise
Time is just passing me by
Beside me fly better angels
Solace beyond the gates when I arise

VERSE 2 –
Sometimes I look back, replaying my mistakes not a few—
Leave the past behind closed doors
The future eludes my vision, but each morn springs hope renewed—
Discard fear to nevermore

PRE-CHORUS –
Precious hours slip away
Fleeting glance at another day
In your thoughts and heart my life resides; I still remain
(My echoes stay)

CHORUS 2 –
Time is just passing me by
Looking through eyes of a stranger
Manipulate this cloak of disguise
Time is just passing me by
Beside me fly better angels
Solace beyond the gates when I arise

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE 1
(Time passing me by) 4x

VOCAL BRIDGE
Greet with a kiss the blessed sunrise, and mind the brevity of life’s span of days
For the shadow of death looms close by, as the earthy temple of this world decays
The grave whispers the sound of silence, bidding me to humbly bow my head and pray

GUITAR SOLO

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE 2
(Time passing me by) 4x