And There Will Come a Time (single)

Lyrics and music by Adam Donen
Produced by Robert Harder

And there will come a time
When this all will fade
Our hopeless triumphs
With our great escapes;
The loves that we’ve betrayed
With the other loves, still alive,
That we’ve sworn to cherish always…
There will come a time.

And there will come a time
When he gripping the waist
Of the hourglass body
That trickles away
Will not betray
A tear, nor the spear of a word.
The bird of memory flies.
There will come a time.

But what fear you now?
What fear you now?
The tears will flow
Back through the eyes
As snow on a fire
On a bed where were roses
In the years of thorns

And there will come a time
When each heart is picked,
Ripped, gnawed, or gobbled whole
By whomever may find it.
Till then, will your alabaster
Pedestal stand bare
Or be filled by a codex of legs entwined?
Either way, there’ll come a time.

But what fear you now?
What fear you now?
The tears will flow
Back through the eyes
As snow on a fire
On a bed where were roses
In the years of thorns

And there will come a time
Gold will have no store
We’ll ask not for whom the bell tolls
There’ll be no bell to toll
The very oceans will turn to gold
The old bitterness turn to ash
Both grey and invisible – our present and our past –
Since you asked, yes, there will come a time

But what fear you now?
What fear you now?
The tears will flow
Back through the eyes
As snow on a fire
On a bed where were roses
In the years of thorns