Time and Tide

(Words and music by and © Talis Kimberley, 2005)

There was once a girl
Or maybe more than once
Twice upon a time
Not her time – out of time, anytime
But every single time

We can call her Rose
Should we ever call
Twice and maybe more
More than Rose, simply Rose, any Rose
And Rose was going to fall

 And she was always falling
 From somewhere very high
 She blazed across the sky
 Into water, into fire

And there was once a boy
Or maybe more than once
Twice upon a time
Not his time – out of time, anytime
But every single time

We can call him Jack
Should we ever call
Twice and maybe more
Nimble Jack, quickly Jack, every Jack
And Jack will catch the Rose

 And he will stop her falling
 And he will hold her heart
 And she will do her part
 Time and tide, and over years

And Jack will kiss the Rose
Once and only once
But every single time
Not our time, into time, out of time
Twice upon a time

 And after it was over
 When she knew Jack was lost
 Rose lived, he paid the cost –
 Oh, and after it was over
 And oh, the Rose’s tears
 Sweet daughter of the years
 Carry him through time and tide
 Into water into fire and grief and pride
 Carry him through all her years
 Out of longing, into hope and blessed by tears.
 Keep it all inside, the time and the tide


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