July 18, 2008

All the Time in the World (lyric)

Long legs in faded jeans
Some old movie on the TV screen
And a voice like whiskey in a dirty glass

Johnny Cash on the radio
Driving fast with nowhere to go
And I didn't care that it would never last

He said, "Darlin', there's more to life than breathing.
And more to love than talking about feelings."
He said, "Take my hand and follow me,
You know I got no place to be,
No clock to watch, no one to answer to.
I've got all the time in the world,
And if you want it, darlin', so do you."

A guy like him, a girl like me,
It always starts so easily,
The story's old, but worth another tell.
A smile across a pint of beer,
"Hey, why don't we get out of here,"
And we got to know each other pretty well.

He said, "Darlin', you know that I could tell you
All that stuff the ladies like to hear.
But you wouldn't believe it, anyway,
So this is all I'm gonna say,
I know that you are only passing through.
But I've got all the time in the world,
And if you want it, darlin', so do you."

Then came the day we knew would come,
My plane took off, and he went home
In that old truck he'd never let me drive.
While I, a mile up in the air,
I soaked a blanket with my tears,
But I guess heartbreaks make us feel alive.

And I thought, "Darlin', it might take me a while.
And I don't know if you can wait for me.
But this is not a one-way track,
Someday, I'll be coming back,
A little older, little wiser too.
And I'll have all the time in the world,
And if you'll still want me, you know
I'll spend it all with you."

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