Time Is a Healer
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


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I found a picture of your smiling face
Bringing old memories
That I had locked away
The burden of anger
From a heart filled with pain
Was finally lifted
And I smiled at you again
Oh, if time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes

I spoke such harsh words before our goodbye
Well I wanted to hurt you
For the tears you made you made me cry
All my hopes and dreams
Well they started vanishing
Those tender hurt feelings
Became a dangerous thing

Oh, if time is a healer
If time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes (makes)

All of those years we spent together (spent together)
Well they're part of my life forever
I hold the joy with the pain
And the truth is
I miss you my friend

Well time is a healer
And all hearts that break
All hearts all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound, the wound




Love heals
Love heals the wound it makes

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Eva Cassidy's Time Is A Healer express the process of healing from a broken heart. The singer of the song has found a picture of their lost love, which unlocks old memories and reminds them of the pain they had locked away. The burden of anger and sorrow they had been carrying around is lifted, and they can finally smile at their lost love again. The singer recognizes that time is a healer, and that the wounds of a broken heart can be mended by love.


The lyrics reveal a journey through the healing process, from the initial harsh words spoken before the goodbye, to the realization that the memories of the lost love will be a part of their life forever. The singer misses their friend and recognizes that love heals the wounds it makes. This message is a hopeful one, that even though hearts may break, they can be put back together again.


Overall, Eva Cassidy's Time Is A Healer is a powerful song about the healing power of love and the importance of reconciling with the past. The lyrics are poignant and honest, and the song is beautifully sung, adding to the emotive resonance of the message.


Line by Line Meaning

I found a picture of your smiling face
I stumbled upon a photograph of your happy expression.


Bringing old memories
Which reignited long forgotten reminiscences.


That I had locked away
That I had purposefully concealed in the back of my mind.


The burden of anger
The weight of resentment.


From a heart filled with pain
From a heart that had been wounded.


Was finally lifted
Was finally dissipated.


And I smiled at you again
I was finally able to once again look upon you with happiness.


Oh, if time is a healer
If time can effectively soothe one's grievances.


And all hearts that break
All hearts that have been shattered.


Then all hearts that break
All those who have experienced heartache.


Are put back together again
Can be mended and whole once again.


'Cause love heals the wound it makes
Because love can repair the scars inflicted by love.


I spoke such harsh words before our goodbye
I spoke cruelly in the moments leading up to our separation.


Well I wanted to hurt you
I acted maliciously to cause you pain.


For the tears you made you made me cry
For inflicting the emotional turmoil that caused me to sob.


All my hopes and dreams
All my aspirations and ambitions.


Well they started vanishing
Began to dwindle and disappear.


Those tender hurt feelings
Those raw and painful emotions.


Became a dangerous thing
Deteriorated into a harmful and toxic mentality.


All of those years we spent together (spent together)
Every year of our shared past (our collective past).


Well they're part of my life forever
Will always have a place in my heart and memory.


I hold the joy with the pain
I embrace both the happiness and the sorrow of our time together.


And the truth is
In reality.


I miss you my friend
I ache for your companionship, my friend.


Well time is a healer
Time possesses the ability to ease one's afflictions.


And all hearts that break
All those who have ever experienced a broken heart.


All hearts all hearts that break
All hearts, without exception, that have shattered.


Are put back together again
Can be mended, restored and whole once again.


'Cause love heals the wound, the wound
Because only love is capable of repairing the injury inflicted by love.


Love heals
Only love can heal.


Love heals the wound it makes
Love can repair the wound that was brought about as a result of love.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Diane Scanlon, Gregory Darryl Smith

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Robin Mead

I found a picture of your smiling face
Bringing old memories
that I had locked away
The burden of anger
from a heart filled with pain
was finally lifted
and I smile at you again

Oh, time is a healer (ummm)
and all hearts that break
are put back together again
'cause love heals the wound it makes

I spoke such harsh words before goodbye
Well, I wanted to hurt you
for the tears you made me cry
All my hopes and dreams
well, they started vanishing
Those tender hurt feelings
became a dangerous thing

Oh, if time is a healer (if time is a healer)
then all hearts that break (when all hearts that break)
are put back together again
'cause love heals the wound it makes

Makes...

All of those years we spent together (spent together)
well, they're part of my life forever (forever)
I hold the joy with the pain
And the truth is,
I miss you my friend

If time is a healer
then all hearts that break (all heart, all hearts that break)
are put back together again
'cause love heals the wounds, the wounds, da do da do, love heals the wounds it makes


This is innocent. I'm just not taking the hurt with me. There's no room for it. .



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Lyrics
I found a picture of your smiling face
Bringing old memories
That I had locked away
The burden of anger
From a heart filled with pain
Was finally lifted
And I smiled at you again
Oh if time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes
I spoke such harsh words before our goodbye
Well I wanted to hurt you
For the tears you made you made me cry
All my hopes and dreams
Well they started vanishing
Those tender hurt feelings
Became a dangerous thing
Oh if time is a healer
If time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes (makes)
All of those years we spent together (spent together)
Well they're part of my life forever
I hold the joy with the pain
And the truth is
I miss you my friend
Well time is a healer
And all hearts that break
All hearts all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes



Göran Lindh

I found a picture of your smiling face
Bringing old memories that I had locked away
The burden of anger from a heart filled with pain
Was finally lifted and I smile at you again

If time is a healer
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes

I spoke such harsh words before goodbye
Well, I wanted to hurt you for my tears you made, you made me cry
All my hopes and dreams, well they started vanishing
Those tender hurt feelings became a dangerous thing

If time is a healer
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes, makes

All of those years we spent together
Well, they're part of my life forever
I hold the joy with the pain
And the truth is I miss you my friend

If time is a healer
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound
Love heals, love heals the wound it makes

Songwriters
Scanlon, Diane / Smith, Gregory Darryl



Charlie Jervis

TIME IS A HEALER
by
Eva Cassidy
I found a picture of your smiling face
Bringing old memories
That I had locked away
The burden of anger
From a heart filled with pain
Was finally lifted
And I smiled at you again
Oh if time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes
I spoke such harsh words before our goodbye
Well I wanted to hurt you
For the tears you made you made me cry
All my hopes and dreams
Well they started vanishing
Those tender hurt feelings
Became a dangerous thing
Oh if time is a healer
If time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heal



All comments from YouTube:

James Anthony

In her short life Eva Cassidy immortalized herself in her music. Her voice has a beauty and purity about it and she always pours her whole heart and soul into it.

CCSFloors

We went to the same high school and she sang at my wedding. EVERYBODY'S jaw dropped when she sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow. She always nailed it.

Ed noyb

How so very fortunate you were to have heard this great talent in person and to have her sing at your wedding particularly the song that brought her to the attention of the world must be one of your special memories.

Susan Shawn

What a great blessing for your wedding. She seems like a rare and honest soul to me.

macronencer

I think she is my favourite female vocalist, despite some really tough competition. Every time I hear her sing my soul fills with hope. I'm so happy for you that you had such a privilege to have Eva perform at your wedding, how wonderful!

Andreea Prorokova

You are so blessed!

She SiNGS

WOW!!!!! That's a great story, how special for your big day! I have chills!

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Nirma Choudhary

This song is heart touching 💝song and her voice is wonderful❤️‍🩹🤩💫

Lavinia Capogna

Her voice is wonderful.
Thank you Eva ❤️

David Vallone

She can sing the R&B too!! Just fabulous!!

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