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Time Machine

from Lover In Arms by Matty Charles

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One upon a time there was a man in Queens
Who figured out a way to build a time machine
And every night he would disappear
To a time that used to be

He’d walk along the hills before the buildings grew
Sit beside the river in an old canoe
And he’d watch the ship lights flicker
As they sailed out to sea

Oh, time machine. Oh, time machine

His home became the fortress of his solitude
He hardly spoke to anyone that he once knew
He’d work all day, but when he got home
There was only one thing to do

His life became the center of a looking glass
He reveled in a time that he knew wouldn’t last
But oh, the sweetest memories
Are the hardest ones to lose

Oh, time machine. Oh, time machine

And the girls were not as pretty
As the ones he knew in school
But he’d dance just like a schoolboy
And he’s sing just like a fool

When he knew that all his memories were born to die
He turned his time machine into the fire’s eye
And a million magic moments burned like sand upon the tide
When his home became the victim of a wrecking ball
There wasn’t very much inside the old man’s walls
A chair, a rope, a broken clock and a shiny golden key

Oh, time machine. Oh, time machine


from Lover In Arms, released May 19, 2006


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