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    "The Clock Was Tickin'" Lyrics

    track 11
    Flamingo [2010]
    Genre:Alternative, Pop, Rock
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    The teacher had you write a letter, you were eight years old
    About the man that you'd become and the positions you'd hold
    But this was long before you and Jackie Geronimo met
    In the Prelude Park at midnight
    Now when it came to bells and whistles, Jackie did not lack
    And when she kissed you on the kisser, boy, you kissed her back
    Now you tell her that you love her and she cuts you slack
    When you drink with your buddies on the weekend

    And the weeks fly by and the years roll on
    You spend your whole life dropping nickels in the bucket
    Wakin' up at dawn
    And while Jackie bestowed the joys of fingerlickin'
    The clock up on the wall was tickin'

    You got yourself a job cleaning hospital floors
    But Jackie had a baby, then she had five more
    They'd pay you just enough to drag your ass to the store
    To buy bread, milk and Better Homes & Gardens
    Jackie flips the pages and she dreams little dreams
    A cottage in the country built with real wood beams
    There's a baby in the bedroom, he's starting to scream
    She holds him though he probably won't remember

    And the weeks fly by and the years roll on
    Sometimes dreams are all you got to keep you going when the day gets long
    And you gave up so many just to make a livin'
    That clock up on the wall was tickin'

    Now the kids are all grateful when they left the nest
    And Jackie wasn't perfect but she did her best
    You cease the opportunity to get you some rest
    But you can't sleep on account of screaming grandkids

    The golden years are meant to leave a gleam in your eye
    You're starting to discover it's a great big lie
    They work you like a dog til you quit or you die
    But you can't quit cause Jackie needs the benefits

    And the weeks fly by and the years roll on
    They say patience is a virtue but the doctor says she don't have long
    You stood up and tried your damndest not to listen
    But that clock up on the wall was tickin'

    When they told you to clear the room, that's when it hit you
    You watched as the caravan took your sweetheart away
    The arguments and fights and money troubles seem so worthless
    As the kids throw yellow roses on her grave

    And the weeks fly by and the years roll on
    The house is quiet now and everything inside it seems to know she's gone
    There's a picture of you both sixteen years old just kissing
    And that clock up on the wall was tickin'

    You always thought she had a chance and it was somewhere hidden
    Now you've come to the conclusion that she never did
    Not a chance, that is
    • submitted by Jammerz on August 23rd, 2010
    • corrected by Rosco87 on September 28th, 2010
    • written by Flowers, Brandon
    • copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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       ewln195 says:
      Like 001-01-2012 18:09
      Great and touchy song
       Reg77 says:
      Like 006-10-2010 01:23
      lovvee the lyrics!