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
Such a lovely tribute. Such a lovely family. Found myself crying thinking of my own family and life. We, indeed, sail through life at a very face pace. Wish I could go back and savor each day, but we do not have that inclination until we are closer to the end. You tell the younger ones but they just can’t get it. That’s okay. The Lord does a wondrous job of it. We are enjoying our lives so much now. We will celebrate 55 years together in early December and our lives with Jesus on December 25 for 50 years. Thank you Colin and Barbara! Thank you Jesus!
We are blessed for sure. It was his kindness to place us where he did, and under the influence of some awesome servants…
Beautiful video, beautiful family. Thanks for doing this David!!
Thanks Brian! Glad you enjoyed it…
Wish I could’ve squeezed in a few more grandkids…