Damage Control

Curtis Salgado

Precious Time
Lyrics


(George Marinelli, Curtis Salgado, Andrew Harrison and Mike Finnigan, Odaglas Music, ASCAP/Irish Stew Music, BMI)

He had a dream he would travel
No destination, no place to stay
Just the clothes on his back and the wind guiding the way
Off in the distance he sees a shadow
The shadow screams and seems to know him by name
Saying, “Life’s finite and it’s time to make a change”

It’s in the way that they tremble when they must say goodbye
The way that they sing to the stars (to the stars)
The way that they cry with no direction in sight
Precious time
Oh, precious time

She had a dream she would be different
And break the chains of a small town charade
And let the beating of her renegade heart just lead the way
Deep in her bones she begins to feel restless
She opens up like a flower in the rain
She takes a step towards the light and another towards the pain

It’s in the way that they tremble when they must say goodbye
The way that they sing to the stars (sing to the stars)
The way that they cry with no direction in sight
Precious time
Precious time

Moments fly by, but the years always seem to just crawl
Trapped in the ages doesn’t feel like freedom’s call
And in time
Time won’t exist at all, oh yeah

Well, they were destined to find each other
Two hearts that are beating the same
And the stuff their dreams are made on
Time spent was not in vain

It's in the way that they tremble when they’re loving at night
The way that they sing to the stars (to the stars)
The promise that they gave in sharing their life
Precious time

It’s in the soul of a sage who knows the secrets to life
The hands when they finally let go
The breaking of routine in this predictable life

Precious time
Oh, precious time, yeah
Hey, hey, hey
Precious time
It’s just the way that we tremble
Precious time