Who Sang Only Time Will Tell? Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Banana Wind cover art

Some other versions of "Only Time Will Tell"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Mayer, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Hagen Mayer, Roger Guth, Russ Kunkel
release date: 1996-6-4
genres: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Cubano/Soft Rock/Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock/Charanga
length: 4:13
Scales and clocks just can't be trusted
Keys and locks are destined to be busted
Metaphors were never made for keeping score
And I'm feeling for the sound of time

Is it the answer or just a suggestion
Is love what we truly want or merely a protection
Is this music made to last or crumble like a shell
Is there heaven here on earth or is this really hell?

(Chorus):
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
Only time will tell, is there a message in this song?
Will it eve make sense, will it ever ring a bell?
Only time will tell.

Are we destined to be ruled by a bunch of old white men
Who compare the world to football and are programmed to defend
I'd like to try a princess or a non-terrestrial
Who is neither boat nor bashful
Is there really such a girl

Chorus
Only time will tell,....

I woke up this morning feeling absolutely grand
For nearly half a century I've been singing in a band
I'd like to think Ill make it to two thousand and one
Will the party be at my house?
God, I wonder who will come...



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Only Time Will Tell
  • 2 Jamaica Mistaica
  • 3 School Boy Heart
  • 4 Banana Wind
  • 5 Holiday
  • 6 Bob Robert's Society Band
  • 7 OverKill
  • 8 Desdemona's Building a Rocket Ship
  • 9 Mental Floss
  • 10 Cultural Infidel
  • 11 Happy Ever After (Now and Then)
  • 12 False Echoes

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811145125
    script: Latin