like clockwork lyrics – bob geldof & the boomtown rats

tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock

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 crushing down

and my mind feels time like clockwork
and i think in sync like clockwork
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

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 alright, it’s alright
i’m on your side for a while
she thinks the time is a concept
which we measure our age
she wants to say it again
but she don’t have time

because her mind keeps time like clockwork
and she thinks in sync like clockwork
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

count the hours, count the months and minutes
you’re born in the tears and you’ll die in pain that’s your limit
you’re lookin’ for some nasty reason
but there’s no one there, why don’t you admit?
we’ll make the most of what we’ve got
that’s the ticket, my, my, my

i stayed in that 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’ll wind up, we’ll slow down
we’ll speed up, we’ll go down
and we’ll maybe overwind

because my mind feel time like clockwork
and i think in sync like clockwork, oh, oh, oh
when the minds feel time like clockwork
oh, we’ll think in sync like clockwork

tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
tick tock, tick tock

/ bob geldof the boomtown rats lyrics