Hi there, I realized I'm not sure what "a long time passing" means. Does it mean "overdue," "a long time ago," or "it took a long time to pass"? Song lyrics are not very helpful. What the ones below seem to suggest is that it doesn't mean "overdue" -- and yet in some contexts it could be interpreted like that. (As in "That took you a long time." "It was a long time passing.") So now the song: "Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago" ("Where Have All the Flowers Gone" music and lyrics by Pete Seeger) Thank you!