The idiom “Time Marches On” is said to mean – time continues to pass whether we are cognizant of, acknowledge, or like the fact…
When I first wrote the song “Time” in 1974, I didn’t even use the phrase, “Time marches on”, I just sang:
“Lie lie la lie, your birthday’s just around the corner
Lie lie la lie, I hope you know you’re getting older”
It was more or less a Simon & Garfunkel style folk song modeled after “The Boxer” that was a favorite of mine. In the 80’s, I was in a Christian Pop Punk band called “Lifeline” and we did a very upbeat version and that’s when the lyrics changed to:
“Time marches on, your birthday’s just around the corner
Time marches on, I hope you know you’re getting older”
I was just 22 years old at the time, and I was struck with the realization of how truthful his response was. Being a young believer, I was aware of several scriptures from God’s word about life being “a mere breath” or like a “passing shadow” – Psalm 144:4. Not long after that, being a musician, I picked up my Martin guitar and started finger-picking and making melodies until I fell upon the song “Time”. So grateful to have the opportunity to produce this one with the weak & the few. I really prefer this rendition with Sierra, Abby, and Lydia on the vocals – so compelling.
The video we just made for this song is a bit of a chronology of my immediate family in pictures and videos. One of my dad’s favorite hobbies was photography, so we have a lot of slides, pics, and videos from over the years. Thank God for all those memories of growing up in such an awesome family.
From Oldest to Youngest
Taffy ● Susan ● Eddie ● Timmy ● Harry ● David
Sally ● Beth ● Larry ● Marie ● Chrissy
Ed and Sara