From the Album "Traffic" in 1968 by Island Records.
Words and Music by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi.
Time signature common time.
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As time begins to burn itself up on me
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And the days are growing very short
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People try their hardest to reject me
In a way their conscience won't be caught
Something's happening to me day by day
My pebble on the beach is getting washed away
I've given every thing that was mine to give
And now I'll turn around and find
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That there's no time to live
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So often I have seen the wheel of fortune
Spinning for the man who holds the ace
There's many that would change their places for him
But none of them have seen his lonely face