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Like Clockwork

This song is by The Boomtown Rats and appears on the album A Tonic for the Troops (1978).

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Like Clockwork
I'm not disconnected
I'm not unaware
I'm in one place at one time
I'm neither here nor there
I'm hooked to the mainstream
Tuned into the world
Plugged into my surroundings
Not out on a limb
I'm thinking in a straight line
I'm thinking that these thoughts are mine
My heart is beating oh so fast
I feel the hours crashing
Now my mind keeps time like clockwork
And I think in sync like clockwork

She's done away with emotion
She sees things clearly now
She says she sees it all from her room
And it looks so small from her room
It's all right, it's all right
I'm on your side for a while
She thinks that time is a concept by which we measure our age
(She'll say it again)
She wants to say it again, but she don't have time
Because her heart beats time like clockwork
And she thinks in sync like clockwork

Count the hours, count the months and minutes
You're born in tears and you die in pain, that's your limit
You're looking for so many reasons but there's none there, why don't you admit it?
We'll make the most of what we've got, that's the ticket

I stayed in the room a long, long time
And watched the seasons gliding by
And hey, what's the matter?
We've got time, lots of time
It's alright, it's alright
I'm on your side for a while
We wind up
We slow down
We'll speed up move around and we'll maybe overwind
Because our minds beat time like clockwork
And we think in sync like clockwork
And our minds beat time like clockwork
And we think in sync like clockwork


Written by:

Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe

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