Mickey Newbury - "Time Was" lyrics

Time was I had a dream
The sky was so blue
The meadow so green

A time in the fire of my youth
A time when a dreamer
Had time for a dream to come true

Oh but time is a handful of sand to an old man
While time is a warm place to stand for a young man
To stand any man with a young girl
Watching the tide roll in

Time was I had a dream
Certain and sure
I could do anything

A time so long ago
Once I knew a place in my heart
Where a dream would come true

Oh time is a rock and roll band to a young man
While time is a warm loving hand to an old man
A strong loving shoulder to lean on
And watch the children at play

Time was I had a dream
Time was I had a dream
My dream was to stand here and sing
Stand here and sing

I have had mountains and mountains
And mountains in the palm of my hand