Stewart, Al - Time Passages Lyrics




It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
All round the day was going down slow
Night like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go
Drifting into time passages
Years go falling in the fading light
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight
Well I'm not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on are the things that don't last
Well it's just now and then my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There's something back here that you left behind
Oh time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Hear the echoes and feel yourself starting to turn
Don't know why you should feel
That there's something to learn
It's just a game that you play

Well the picture is changing
Now you're part of a crowd
They're laughing at something
And the music's loud
A girl comes towards you
You once used to know
You reach out your hand
But you're all alone, in those
Time passages
I know you're in there, you're just out of sight
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight





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  1. Juan Carlos Vásquez Ureña

    Una obra de arte, no me cansaré nunca de escucharla ayer, 2020 y en el futuro.

  2. alfabrat

    I'm in my 60's and this takes me back to when my kids were young

  3. Harley guy 68

    James Blunt needs to remake this song. Loved it back then. Love it still.

  4. Ronnie Adams

    Invoke memories. 5 stars

  5. George White

    Such a beautiful classic song the seventies was the best in music

  6. chris moss,

    It's a game that you play Life!!!!!🍸

  7. nowitsabadtime

    I remember starting CCD when this song was new.  I like that I remember that

  8. Elaine Mentz

    Time Passages 2020...

  9. Pete Finnegan

    ahhhh 70s

  10. Janice Mills

    Beautiful

  11. John Randle

    I have this on CD when my friend gets in the car he asks are you playing all Stewart's time passages says
    it all.

  12. Jorge A. Echeandia Canales

    4326 shakira fans dislike this beauty.

  13. Alexander Simon

    This song for me is one of the loneliest songs there is, that line "a girl comes towards you, you once used to know you reach out your hand and you're all alone" , ooh just breaks my heart, always reminds me of my first true love. Always wondered what ever happened to her

  14. Andrew Kroth

    I remember having a transistor radio hearing this as a child on A.M. radio late 70's

  15. Chris Tyler

    hello all its 2020 wow

  16. J Meredith

    Oh so poignant . . . nostalgic . . . evocative. Memories are pouring down my cheeks right now.

  17. Tony Cabrera

    Never gets old

  18. Steve Eckstein

    OVER 50 % OF MY "CHANCES TAKEN" FELL THRU, NEVER MATERIALIZED. "HOWEVER". THE LESS THEN 50% THAT CAME ABOUT WERE WELL WORTH THE FAILED ATTEMPTS; AT THIS ADVANCING AGE, THEY STILL RING TRUE TODAY. LOVES LOST & NOT FOUND, SONGS & STORIES NEVER ACHIEVING # 1 SUCCESS, REACHING FOR THE STARS, YET FALLING LIKE "ICARUS", NEVER SAILING/DIVING W/ THE LEGENDARY " CAPTAIN JACQUES COUSTEAU", PAYING ALONG SIDE " JOHN MAYALL " & "JOHN ALMOND", & "THE ALLMAN BROS. BAND"(THE ORIGINAL), & " SADE". SAVING THOSE MOST PRECIOUS DOGS, CATS, SQUIRREL & BIRDS: PER " DORIS DAY": " QUE SERA, SERA"("WHAT WILL BE WILL BE, THE FUTURE'S NOT OURS TO SEE").

  19. Roberto Obregon Vea

    para mi una de las mejores baladas de todos los tiempos, tiene música, voz, acoplamiento ,todo es una bellisima canción a lo largo y ancho en la historia del rock

  20. Veg4Ev

    Al Stewart and Musician along with Gerry Rafferty and Musicians R still 2 this day my fav. LP of all time

  21. Yehudah Hachassid

    Al Stewart---a great poet and a great muscian ! Time passages says it all ! :)

  22. Marc Johnson

    A song I will miss but never forget. Timeless song by a timeless band.

  23. Steve Eckstein

    SAXOPHONE & GUITAR LAY THE "TRACK" FOR A FANTASY FLIGHTOF LYRICS{TAKES ME BACK TO "1977"{MY YEAR OF THE CAT STILL GOING STRONG TODAY}:CATS RULE, DOGS R RASCALS & LOYAL, " ITS HUMANS THAT S..K(IMO). LETS HEAR IT FOR "1977:" THE YEAR OF THE CAT": YEAR OF OUR MARRIAGE, & ADOPTION OF " SANDY"(LUCKY CAME HOME MUCH LATER FROM " BIDDA WEE"), A BEACH CRUISIN' FELINE (MORRIS LOOK-ALIKE).

  24. Tom Keene

    Getting old is a privilege!

  25. Dion Rodriguez

    To me he's always looked and sounded Like George Harrison

  26. Celacanto abisal

    Qué música tan preciosa , relajante y eterea. Gracias por subirla.

  27. Colin Twyman

    Beautiful from start to finish. Memories flood through my mind , with tears in my eyes

    Laura M. Lane

    May you continue to make beautiful memories!! Joining you in solidarity of appreciation for this amazing song and the emotions that it evokes.

  28. Randall Wright

    I know what he is talking about when he says take the last train home tonight!!! I took the last train out of massive Paddington station in London, England to Bath England. Yes !!!

  29. Patti Willis-Leake

    Help! Im lost in the time passages.

  30. J. Tarpley

    I was a kid when this came out and I miss the '70's. I took my kids through my old neighborhood not too long ago and how people have changed. There were no kids playing outside or running the streets, they were most likely inside on a computer or video game. Now, I'm pushing 50 and wondering how we got to now.

  31. itscrucial

    Such a soothing song.

  32. Savage Jenny

    I LOVE. YOU for your beautiful songs Al Stewart

  33. Greta

    Love how he sings “Night like a river...”
    like how he’s savoring the line and each syllable

  34. rick brooks

    What better song to have as your alarm to wake up to in the morning. I lay their sometimes and go back to the time when I first heard all those years ago. Yep. Buy me a Ticket on the last train home tonight.

  35. Tre rami

    I miss my 70s and 80s. Kids these days will never understand great music. A prime example of the Grammy’s last night, what an embarrassment.

  36. foto21com

    The 1970s could not be beat. If you wanted to go light, you had the best music ever. If you wanted to go hard, you had the best music ever. If you wanted to dance or get funky. you had the best music ever. Even country was awesome. Ten years of brilliant music.

  37. MrPlantpot20

    Class never ages and this is pure class. Big mention for Phil Kenzie on Sax. ...👍 🎷

  38. Mary Wood

    I was living in Hawaii, I was sitting outside, when this song came on the radio. Anytime I hear this song now it takes me back to that peaceful moment. Guess there is something back there, that I left behind.

  39. Ed Sanchez

    The Actor Edward sanchez loves the song

  40. Andrew Thomas Duff

    Gives you that paradise feeling you know

  41. Andrew Thomas Duff

    Love this

  42. Desiree Jaikaran

    Who is listening to this Jan 2020. Beautiful memories.

  43. Del Shoemaker

    This album taught me lots about music!

  44. ruben cruz

    Fall of '78. You'd think that a freshman in High School would be too much into his rock and the new fad of Punk Rock that was just rearing it's head. Oh, I loved that genre of music but when this hit the airwaves, it struck me as an odd albiet different tune. I mean it was out of my genre. Listening to it now transports me to that wonderful time and absolutely love this tune. Son of a gun; 42 years ago...I can still smell the that year as odd as it sounds. The fireplaces burning. The trees. The wind. The pink clouds getting ready to spill their magical white stuff called snow. THIS song...THIS SONG...just wow...

  45. Agnes Vernot

    Now all I need is some Quaaludes and a yacht.

  46. James Kennedy

    Fucking Great Music ..........................

  47. Ryan McGinnis

    Wow.. This truly does take you back!

  48. Jammer Mann

    I am in Rincon....lol

  49. Robert Langley

    This is the closest thing we have for a time machine!

  50. Jose Zapata

    Pure poetry from the nostalgic '70s. I am 67 and still mesmerized!!!!!!!

    Jay Hysterio

    Viva Zapata!

  51. lardog118

    I love the lyrics. Love the musical arrangement. A perfect track as far as I am concerned.

  52. james wrisley

    It's 2020 feels like 1978 little grey a little Hitch in the walk but the spirit of life is there think I'll pull the old dirt bike out.

  53. Marcia Kathleen Hyatt

    Nice to see all you great people listening to this song...I was 16 and I'm sitting in the same living room where I listened way back then. We are time travelers thanks to music.

  54. nov20five

    "The years run too short and the days too fast. The things you lean on are the things that don't last." Man, it sucks getting old.

    cynthia chartier

    Its lonely getting old

    John Robertson

    its what you put in those years

    Elaine Mentz

    @cynthia chartier It really is...

    t saint j

    nope , getting old beats the hell out of the alternative ! live it !!

    Byron Trimm

    Getting old is not so bad, when you consider the alternative.

  55. Julio L Ruiz

    still a keeper

  56. driftwood678

    iI have no idea how he looks LOL but everyone loves this song!

  57. eric loveday

    Absolutely Beautiful! Love it! _Eric

  58. joe lucia

    I wish  I could go back in time I would treat this a lot better my first wife was beautiful I blew it all up wish I could go back

  59. nicole george

    I hate this bad luck song!! 😤😡

  60. Justice Jones

    Listening to Time Passages LP in 2020 !

  61. bill trimble

    1979-they tore down the Williamsport high school in Indiana and I run this song in my head over and over

  62. Antonio Jagua

    *Essa música é **#linda**! Foi qdo conheci a **#MIRTES** lá na fábrica da **#FRISMOLDUCAR** no **#RUDGERAMOS**, e me apaixonei por ela, saudades....⚘💞*

  63. khalid pop

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPvSEix1NYk al stewart merlin's time

  64. Sister Cyclone

    I was 5 years old when this song came out. Loved it then. Love it now. Will love it forever.

  65. Ademar Díaz

    This saxo's come along with me everywhere I go for over 30 years

  66. Power Gear

    I'm putting this song in my will. My wife and/or children must play at my funeral!

  67. Jleed989

    Buy me a ticket

  68. RJ Macoute

    Did Alan Parsons produce this song? He produced 'The Year of the Cat' and worked for Pink Floyd.

    Power Gear

    Right on

  69. lazaro bochini

    Quem viveu essa época jamais esquece

  70. Victor Lutes

    I am a white man,, & i love this tune",, stupid,, i actually think of all the young women i met over the years, got close to them and never married any one of them the year song was released. A white guy chasing white women

  71. Laura Cline

    I was born in 1965 what about you?

    Laura Cline

    @Big B you are a lot younger than me by 12 years. Who are you?

    Big B

    @Laura Cline listener of oldies. Today's music is just sheer trash

    Laura Cline

    @Big B you are 4 years older than my son

  72. C.J. Reed

    What a beautiful song...perfect for the last day of 19' & then end of a decade! These 10 years have passed so fast...💜💜✌

  73. Cynthia Hill

    I love this song so much. I get a little melancholy when I hear it. I am 66 years old now and I still LOVE this song!

  74. RIDETHESUNSHINE

    New Year's Eve, 31 December, 2019
    “Surrender to what is. let go of what was. have faith in what will be.”
    Sonia Ricotti
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    Amen, Will

    Victor Lutes

    Does this include Jill??

    RIDETHESUNSHINE

    @Victor Lutes My friend, in your world what I believe, means less than zero. It is what you believe in spite of all reason, determines your reality. Today is 1 January, 2020, its a new day, in a new chapter, and you control your narrative.
    “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
    That myth is more potent than history.
    That dreams are more powerful than facts.
    That hope always triumphs over experience.
    That laughter is the only cure for grief.
    And I believe that love is stronger than death."
    Robert Fulghum

    Please Be Well, and Stay Strong, Will

  75. Kenneth Williams

    I listen to this every year in December. Who says you can't go home again?

  76. Ida Villa

    Great music. 👍👍👍❤❤❤

  77. Johnny K

    It was late in December; the sky turned to snow...

  78. Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some fans of late 70s classics would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performances of TIME PASSAGES by Al Stewart and WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES by the Doobie Brothers on my YT channel in tribute to 2 great hits from the winter of '78-'79 that were created by true masters of melodic sound. Live acoustic with no autotune or digital editing. Thanks and peace.

    SUGAR XYLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ❤💋💋💋

    Del Shoemaker

    Well give me an address!

    Art Posada

    I can lay back on my couch with my ear buds in listening to this music forever...makes me feel young again.

  79. Greg Butcher

    Hey!! In FOUR days it’s going to be 2020...DAMN!! Send me back to the 70’s...PLEASE!!

  80. Noel Riddell

    A few days until 2020 and this song still shines.

    Laura M. Lane

    It really does. I love this song so much.

    Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some fans of late 70s classics would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performances of TIME PASSAGES by Al Stewart and WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES by Michael McDonald on my YT channel in tribute to 2 iconic hits from the winter of '78-'79. Live acoustic with no autotune or digital editing. Thanks and all the best in the '020s to everyone.

  81. คุณยายหน้าใส อรนี่

    like it 👍🙏💖

  82. Andre Newcomb

    I wish the FBI would catch on to stuff going on outside music schools. Leading them on in casual moments from rehearsal rigor.

  83. Del Shoemaker

    Mr. Stewart had several hits!

  84. This, and Year of the Cat, make me feel like I'm driving in a convertible on a Summer night in the South of France

  85. Sky Henry Blue

    Howdee. America

    About. Half. Hour. Tell. You. About. High

    You. Know. They. Say. All. The. Time. You. Can't. Publish. A. Magazine. Cheap. Enough. Now. To. Make. It. Work

    I. Don't. Believe. So

    BS

    Love. To. Bet. On. It
    Me

    Big. Free. Consult

    Local. All. Over. Everywhere

    What's. Happening. Entertainment. Magazines

    Most. Times. Places. They. Give. Away. Free

    Lots. People. Definitely. Normally. Pay. Get. Sent To. Home
    Subscription

    Lots. Awesome. Free. Magazine's. Same

    Cool. Awesome. Last. Minute. Gifts

    Axe. Fragrance. Sprays. Mens. Or. Woman's
    About. Five. Dollars. American

    Most. Love. Em

    British. Sterling. Colonge

    Old. Spice. Colonge. N. Gift. Set

    Six. Dollars. To. Thirty

    Woman. Love. It. On. Men

    Smells. Awesome. To Them

    Serious

    You. Can. To. Wearo. Them

    Merry. Christmas

  86. Bruce Hunter

    Beautiful

  87. Cent urion

    When I was in my teens I loved the song without understanding the meaning of it but boy does it hit home now that I’m in my 50’s . What a great and wonderful time to have been growing up in . I wish we could turn back time just for one day...

  88. mehmet okay

    The sound of the late '70s.

  89. Tom Teuber

    It IS late in December, 2019. Best wishes from Tom & Nancy! N.KY/Cinci, USA

  90. Gary Marquis

    ...oh and by the way, I did manage to listen to and wear out the vinyl copies of Al s' great music back in the 70's. Memorable songs from times gone by.

  91. Felipe Sotomayor Giacaman

    soft rock artwork .....

  92. Rick Rodrigues

    Ohhh wow...beautiful lyrics & great musicality!!!

  93. Anders Hjälm

    Just love it!

  94. snag66

    the strings on this song. especially the ending. just freaking gorgeous. one of the best endings in music history

  95. Michael Fleming

    I am listening to this 1978 Al Stewart song in December of 2019. ❤