Lucinda Williams

When I was young, my mama told me

She said child, take your time

Don't fall in love too quickly before you know your mind

She held me round the shoulders

In a voice so soft and kind

She said love can make you happy and love can rob you blind


Here in California

Fruit hangs heavy on the vine

There's no gold-I thought I'd warn ya

and the hills turn brown in the summertime

Now I may learn to love you

but I can't say when

This morning we were strangers, and tonight we're only friends

I'll take my time to know you, I'll take my time to see

There's nothing I won't show you if you take your time with me


It's an old, familiar story, an old, familiar rhyme

To everything there is a season, to every purpose there's a time

A time to love and come together, a time we look long for a mate

A time for questions we can't answer, though we ask them just the same


Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and alt-country songwriter and singer. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002.

Williams has garnered considerable critical acclaim but her commercial success has been moderate. She has a reputation as a perfectionist and as a slow worker when it comes to recording; six years passed between the release of her second and third albums. ... Read More