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Tides of Time

About

Lyrics : Simone Simons, Amanda Somerville
Music : Coen Janssen

Versions

Album Version (05:34)Design Your Universe album, Best Of album
Live Acoustic at Studio Brussels 2009 (04:48)Unleashed promo USB stick

Lyrics

You were always there to hold my hand
When times were hard to understand
But now the tides of time have turned, they keep changing

Seasons range, but you remain the same
A steady heart, a sun to rain
You’ll be the light that’s shining bright
High above me

Autumn gold losing hold
We are leaves meant to fall
There’s a meaning to all that fades

Freezing winds were stayed by warming words
To touch your healing to the hurt
I’ll treasure every lesson learned to the embers

Fire fails, blushes pale
We will answer the call
There’s a meaning to all our

Seeds of eulogy to sow along with dreams
Fill the need that can leave us grieving alone

Frail is our beauty in the end
But all we count is sentiment
A memory stays to guide the way, and whisper

Don’t lose sight, don’t deny
We are leaves meant to fall
There’s a meaning to all our

Seeds of eulogy to sow along with dreams
Fills the need that can leave us grieving alone
A symphony resounding in our minds
Guides us through what we knew would come all a long

Sometimes I feel I don’t have the words
Sometimes I feel I’m not being heard
And then I fear I’m feeling nothing more
Sometimes I feel I don’t want this change
I think we all have to rearrange
And now I feel there’s no one losing more

Seeds of eulogy to sow along with dreams
Fill the need that can leave us grieving alone
A symphony resounding in our minds
Guides us through
(As you hear me)
As you do
(As you need me)
Making true what we knew would come all along

Trivia

“The lyrics were written by me and Amanda [Somerville] when someone close to Mark died. […] When my grandmother passed away, I was asked to sing it but I couldn’t because I was so sad and when you sing a sad song, you might cry or be overwhelmed with emotion and as a result you can no longer sing. So if I really, really delve into the lyrics during a concert, I cry and I can’t sing it. You need to keep some distance.” – Simone Simons