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They Don't Have Time
written and sung by Jim Low

 

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The Value of the Journey

They Don't Have Time

© Jim Low


Lyrics

They used to ride in sulkies
And walk the dusty ground
Reflecting on the countryside around
Now they drive their cars from A to B
There’s never a thought for what they see
They say they don’t have time
They say they don’t have time
No, they don’t have time.

They speed along the country roads
And leave the towns behind
To stop and look around’s not on their mind
The stories these old townships hold
The history that can be told
They say they don’t have time
They say they don’t have time
No, they don’t have time.

Chorus:
But sometimes we need to slow down
And place our feet firmly on the ground
To stop and look around
And see what can be found
If we just take time.

The farmer sweats on a weather change
For rain to fall once more
Hard times like this he’s battled with before
He knows his payments are more than late
But surely to goodness the banks will wait
They say they don’t have time
They say they don’t have time
No, they don’t have time.

Old shops are shut, the young folk gone
Jobs ’round here are few
Problems faced by country towns aren’t new
Decision-makers, east of the range
Are more than slow to face the change
It’s like they’ve too much time
It’s like they’ve too much time
But we don’t have time.


© Jim Low