All This Time Song Lyrics



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 2 in album The Soul Cages
release date: 1991-1-17
popularity : 79 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Jazz-Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:55
producer: Sting and Hugh Padgham
mixer: Hugh Padgham
assistant mixer: Bruce Keene, Yves Jajaget, Simon Osborne, Al Stone, Efren Herrera and Brian Scheuble
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 075021640528
script: Latin

Cover Art

Sting The Soul Cages cover art


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I looked out across the river today.
Saw a city in the fog and an old church town where the seagulls play.
Saw the sad shire horses walking home in the sodium light,
Two priests on the ferry.
October geese on a cold winter's night.
All this time the river flowed endlessly to the sea.

Two priests came 'round our house tonight,
One young, one old, to offer prayers for the dying to serve the final rite.
One to learn, one to teach which way the cold wind blows.
And fussing and flapping in priestly black like a murder of crows.
All this time the river flowed endlessly to the sea.

If I had my way, take a boat from the river and I'd bury the old man.
I'd bury him at sea.


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Island of Souls
  • 2 All This Time
  • 3 Mad About You
  • 4 Jeremiah Blues, Part 1
  • 5 Why Should I Cry for You?
  • 6 Saint Agnes and the Burning Train
  • 7 The Wild Wild Sea
  • 8 The Soul Cages
  • 9 When the Angels Fall