Quick thought from the car: I was driving back from the lake, listening to our classic rock station, PYX106, and "Fly Like an Eagle" by Steve Miller Band came on. Normally I don't intensively listen to the lyrics, but I must be in a pensive mood.
The line reads, "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future."
Wouldn't time be slipping into the past, since you're passing the time?
I asked my dad, and he says that he thinks the lyrics are right because if you think of a child, you look at him when he's older and think "where did the time go?" The time that passed was the future, once the present, now the past. The child's years slip into the future because they age; their years lost into the "future."
I see both ways, but which do you think is the most accurate?