The Old Clock

1
When I think of all that's happened and how I should've tried
To save the love I thought was mine but now it seems has died
I sit in quiet solitude and for relief I pray
While the old clock on the mantelpiece
Quietly steals the days away

2
For the days we spent together were the best ones of my life
Aye and in my heart I had planned to take you as my wife
Too long I waited for the chance these things to you to say
While the old clock on the mantelpiece
Seemed to rush the days away

3
Your beauty was beyond compare your eyes bewitched me so
Your hair as soft as a summer breeze so black and long did grow
And through the years that beauty fair upon your face will stay
Though the old clock on the mantelpiece
Tries to take it all away

4
But you're married now to someone else a better man then me
And he can give you so much more this I can plainly see
And your happiness is what I want so I won't get in the way
As the old clock on the mantelpiece
Tries to ease my loss away

5
They say I should have married but I know I never will
For all the love I felt for you today is with me still
So I'll live alone here in the bush until my dying day
When the old clock on the mantelpiece
Can finally lock my life away