Connections Through Time

by Andy Lavery Amateur

Connections Through Time

by Andy Lavery | Amateur

SONG LYRICS

Connections Through Time

Verse 1

A sepia photograph in the back of a drawer,
Face frozen in time, proudly going off to war,
Chicken-scratch notes in the family bible,
Births, deaths and weddings, a history reliable,
Clues to the past,
Traces to grasp,
Use them to reach back, reach back and find,
The connections that bind us, ‘cross the great sweep of time

Chorus

They reach across time,
Links in the chain,
Each generation,
Sharing a name,
Reach back to learn from them,
Lessons hard won,
The sum of their stories,
Shape who you become

Verse 2

The bequests from the past, are here with you now,
In the line of your jaw, the set of your brow,
In the heart of your nature, the strength of your will,
The essence of ancestors here with you still,
Birth-right passed on,
From forebears long gone,
But part of your legacy, unchangeable sign,
Of the connections that bind us, ‘cross the great sweep of time

Chorus

Verse 3

What will you pass on, to those who come next,
Who knows how the currents of time will connect,
Only with passage of years will you see,
Just how far the fruit will fall from the tree,
But there at the heart,
The immutable part,
Lifeblood of your being carried on down the line,
By the connections that bind us ‘cross the great sweep of time

Chorus

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© Andy Lavery 2020

DESCRIPTION
A song reflecting the connections across time from the past into the present and on through the future and how those shape our lives. No collaborators - all my own work 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to submit it!
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