When you travel back in time,
remember this is what I said:
Effects and causes often rhyme,
but when you travel back in time,
they seem to be far more sublime,
all sewn up in silver thread.
And when you travel back in time,
you’ll see that this is what I said.
I’ve seen you before,
and I’m seeing you now,
and I’m not keeping score
but I’ve seen you before,
so I have to implore
—for I cannot think how—
if I’ve seen you before,
then can I see you now?
If that was now, and this is then,
the future may predict the past,
and I’ll be seeing you again,
since that was now, and this is then.
So if you tend to wonder when
we’ll ever reunite at last,
it’s in then’s now, and in now’s then,
where future is the present’s past.