Dawes - Time Flies Either Way Lyrics

Between the chemical trails in the morning
And the UFO's at night
The sky becomes a canvas
For my worst conspiracies
And through the storm clouds that were forming
More black and blue than white
I saw two shootin' stars as the getaway car
My life turned out to be

But my face is pressed against the window
While the traveled road lives up to its clichés
Desperately just tryin' to hold on to somethin'
'Cause I'm learning now that the time flies either way

I confuse a sense of purpose
With grabbin' the future by the throat
While the museum of my memories
Was just some blurry photographs
When I was younger I was serious
Now everything's a joke
But my friends detect a sadness
At the end of every laugh

Which has left me with a tricky sense of humor
I keep gettin' further led astray
Every punchline takes on another dimension
When you realize that the time flies either way

But at the height of this confusion
That's when your eyes met mine
I caught a small chance at salvation
Starin' right at me
I saw my boyhood reach conclusion
I saw a life spent at your side
I saw the permanent replacement
Of all the you's and I's to we

Findin' out that all my proudest moments
Will be spent tryin' to put a smile on your face
And I'm lettin' that fact answer all of my questions
'Cause I know now that the time flies either way
I know now that the time flies either way

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  1. stats

    be me

    a snowy winter day. with about 1 1/2 feet of snow on the ground, walking down to the supermarket to get snacks for you and your family durring the massive snow storm. you decide to pop in some earbuds and listen to some dawes on spotify. you click play and this song starts playing. then you drift off into your own world as you continue to hike through the storm. then you remember how awesome dawes really is. :)

  2. Sweet & Savory Podcast •

    This is Dawes at their musical finest. Pure lyrics, a lulling track, and adept istrumentation that weaves in and out, refusing to step on each others feet. A dance, a conversation, a confession, a lovers tender embrace, and a man coming to terms with his given path because it led to his best possible end. Truly beautiful.

  3. MzSonicjinn

    His voice is so soothing and reminiscing. Love them!

  4. jrushish

    Great tune, best stripped down acoustic live...not as much a fan of this arrangement

  5. Barrie Dempsey

    Such a well constucted song...beautiful.

  6. John Connor

    thank you Rob Edwards ;)

  7. Jaci McCrary

    Wow! This song is so beautiful! I'd better get the new album!

  8. Davis Alanen

    Some songs by Dawes take a few listens to hit me properly, don't know if it's the strange time signatures on some of the tracks that takes some adjusting to, or what it is. But the ones that I don't immediately love, become my absolute favourites.
    Like this one, or Don't Send Me Away.
    Taylor's writing is unbelievable, and so easy to identify with.
    The layered, building instrumentation (usually improvised in studio) is always beautiful, and so engrossing.
    Thank you guys as always.
    Im disgusted that this video has 15 comments, 107 likes and nearly 7000 views.
    You deserve so much more, but in a way, Im proud and selfish to be your fan.

    You really hit my heart in the perfect way.
    Thank you.
    I can honestly say I thoroughly love every single song you have produced.

  9. Darlene Woodring

    I love this album, it's my new fave!

  10. earthbyapril915

    This one's a stunner - my favorite on the new album. Thoroughly delicious drumming! The piano! The sax! The sweetest of dynamic subtleties. And such a tender love sentiment at the end of all that literary lyricism.
    Only Dawes could deliver this.


    Bang on assessment. I'm always impressed by the drumming, but this track is so tastefully done.

  11. Marshall Lancaster

    possibly the best Dawes! solid album!

  12. NORMIE 47

    dislike this shit asap

  13. NORMIE 47

    this is shit...talentless band

    Powerful eliteJTK

    Fuck off.

  14. drbobzero

    Just an incredible song. I can't wait to see them perform it live!

  15. Tim Bornman

    The piano and saxophone are excellent... a little unexpected when hearing Dawes... I love the jazz twist on the Dawes sound. They never disappoint, never do things the same way from one album to another, but it always seems to work!

    Jim Ed

    Tim Bornman watch the LeePardini trio on yøu yube,if you haven't.

    Tim Bornman

    Nice! Thanks for the suggestion. Great group too. Reminiscent of the Yellowjackets in some cool way.

  16. Leslie Wiggins

    This is lovely.

  17. Chris Ladouceur

    Best track on the record!

  18. Sarah Mast

    The sax 💕

  19. William Veitch

    This song carries truth! Nice one!

  20. Ryan Callaghan

    Ah! New Dawes appears while I'm up to feed my 8 month old little boy Leo a bottle. Life is good and I like this track. Now it looks like we are gonna stay up and listen to more.