Sands Of Time

Story Behind The Song

During an 18 month period, I lost 2 close family members and 3 very dear, long-time friends... I wrote this song to release my thoughts and feelings and deal with the loses, but still wanted to show my love and hope for them....

Song Description

This is a song about a sudden passing of a loved one. The first verse lays out the storyline of how someone's passing does not allow a chance "to say good-bye".... and how haunting that can be. Moreover, GRIEF is the most powerful emotion especially when you lose a love of your soul-mate, family member or great friend. This is a tough topic to address and write a song about because of all the "moving parts" in events like this that happen everyday and surprise us all when an even like this transpires. As a resolution, I wanted to insert a strong dose of HOPE and that LOVE can transcend time and life-and-death.

Song Length 3:52 Genre New Age - Contemporary, New Age - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Serene Subject Existence, Unrequited Love
Similar Artists Adele, Celine Dion Language English
Era 2000 and later


"Sands Of Time"
Music and Lyric by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2018/2021 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)
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We never said goodbye and it's haunting me
Since I heard the news that dropped me to my knees
No goodbye, what a way for love to end
When the spark of sudden tragedy
Mixed ashes with the wind?

Where is it we go
When it's time that we're called home?
And how am I to know
We'll meet again and not let go?
Will we be like flames
That merge to light our way
To stroll the breathing shorelines
And dance above the waves?

But, how I am to keep my faith
When a heart that once was mine
Waits beyond the hills we climbed
Across the sands of time?

Where every grain of sand
Holds a memory
Of every prayer we prayed
And every dream we dreamed
Where's the bridge to cross
That'll take me further home
Closer to the arms
That I yearn to hold?

Just like drifting clouds
We split and fade away
Till autumn winds draw us back
To squeeze us tight and make us rain

And when the harvest bells fill the air
And ring out one last time
That's when our hearts combine
That's when our hearts combine
When your hand's holding mine
And we cross the sands of time
And we cross the sands of time
And we cross the sands of time

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Copyright © 2021 ® by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Services (Magic Garage Music Division): Publisher (ASCAP)

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Producer Chet Nichols Publisher Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Chet Nichols Creative Ser Music Div (ASCAP)
Performance Chet Nichols Label Magic Garage Records.
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