Time passes slowly up here in the mountains
We sit beside and walk beside fountains
Catch the wild fishes that float through the stream
Time passes slowly when you're lost in a dream
Once I had a sweetheart, she was fine and good lookin'
We sat in her kitchen while her mama was cookin'
Stared out the window to the stars high above
Time passes slowly when you're searchin' for love
Ain't no reason to go in a wagon to town
Ain't no reason to go to the fair
Ain't no reason to go up, ain't no reason to go down
Ain't no reason to go anywhere
Time passes slowly up here in the daylight
We stare straight ahead and try so hard to stay right
Like the red rose of summer that blooms in the day
Time passes slowly and fades away