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Only Time
Enya Lyrics


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Who can say where the road goes?
Where the day flows? Only time
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose? Only time

Who can say why your heart sighs
As your love flies? Only time
And who can say why your heart cries
When your love lies? Only time

Who can say when the roads meet?
That love might be in your heart?
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your heart?
Night keeps all your heart

Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose? Only time
And who can say where the road goes?
Where the day flows? Only time

Who knows? Only time
Who knows? Only time

Overall Meaning

Enya's song "Only Time" is a beautiful reflection on the mysteries of life and love, and how only time can reveal what we cannot see in the present moment. The song begins with the haunting lyrics "Who can say where the road goes? Where the day flows? Only time" which suggest that time is the ultimate truth-teller and that we must trust that things will unfold as they are meant to. The next lines "And who can say if your love grows as your heart chose? Only time" are a poignant reminder that even when we choose to love, we cannot control the outcome or guarantee that it will grow or flourish as we hope.


Enya then shifts the focus to the uncertainty and heartache that can accompany love with the verses "Who can say why your heart sighs as your love flies? Only time. And who can say why your heart cries when your love lies? Only time." These lines capture the emotional ups and downs of loving someone, and how we must weather these changes and trust that time will provide clarity and understanding.


The song closes with a final set of questions and a call to surrender to the unknown: "Who can say when the roads meet? That love might be in your heart? And who can say when the day sleeps if the night keeps all your heart? Who can say if your love grows as your heart chose? Only time. And who can say where the road goes? Where the day flows? Only time. Who knows? Only time. Who knows? Only time." By repeating the phrase "only time" throughout the song, Enya reminds us of the power and importance of patience and trust in our lives.


Line by Line Meaning

Who can say where the road goes?
Who can predict the direction in which life leads us?


Where the day flows? Only time
We don't have control over how our lives unfold, time determines our journey.


And who can say if your love grows As your heart chose? Only time
We can't predict the longevity or strength of love, it's a matter of heart and only time can tell.


Who can say why your heart sighs As your love flies? Only time
The reasons why our heart aches are complicated and only time can help us make sense of it.


And who can say why your heart cries When your love lies? Only time
We may never fully understand why we feel heartbreak, but it takes time to heal and move forward.


Who can say when the roads meet? That love might be in your heart?
We never know when we'll find love or where it will lead us, but it's worth the journey.


And who can say when the day sleeps If the night keeps all your heart? Night keeps all your heart
We may ruminate on our thoughts and feelings at night, but sometimes it takes time to process them.


Who knows? Only time
We may not have all the answers, but time can bring clarity and understanding.


Who knows? Only time
We may be left with unanswered questions, but time can bring acceptance and peace.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Eith Ni-Bhraonain, Nicky Ryan, Roma Shane Ryan

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Comments from YouTube:

@coen9299

This was my wife's favorite song.

She died of cancer 3 years ago at the age of 57 and I chose this at her funeral. And every time I hear it my eyes fill with tears.

Nicole, I miss you.

@blueXRPdynamite.

May she rest in blissful beautiful peace💖🙂

@nikoslekkas4736

Oh my god. I bursted into tears when i read it

@KellieReed-ee2hd

I'm so sorry for your loss of your precious wife. May God give you peace and comfort and may she rest in eternal peace. God be with you always.🙏🙏🙏❤️✝️

@DoomVideoVault

Condolences.

@donnakoster4685

I'm Truly Sorry about Your Wife. May SHE be Resting In Peace. ❤🎉

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@richardbell1016

After 50 movies.. countless memes.. and 27 years of life..
I have found this song lol

@themoon809

Me after 18 years of my life 😂
Edit: Im 20yo now :) Time flies guys

@LAH-oq7vx

Im guessing your not a 90's kid...

@themoon809

@@LAH-oq7vx Exactly !

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