Clockwork Creep

by 10cc

Duration:
2:46
Released:
May 28, 1974
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Lyrics for Clockwork Creep by 10cc:

Verse 1
I'm a clockwork creep
And I can't get to sleep
They wind me up and let me go
And I can't unwind
Going out of my mind
My time is coming soon you know

Refrain
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb

Verse 2
I'm a jumbo jet
With a brand new set
Of passengers and bags and crew
I'll spread my wings -
Do a thousand things
To prove how good I am to you

Refrain
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb

Verse 3
Meanwhile in the cargo of escargot
The temperature is rising
Advertising that our time is running down
Down, down, down, down
Oh with just one minute to live
Oh, no you'll never get me up in one of these again
'Cos what goes up (What goes up)
Must come
Down, down, down, down, down
Down, down, down, down, down
Oh, the gravity of the situation
It's only my willpower
That keeps this thing in operation
But we're gonna crash that's for certain
The pilot is too busy flirtin'
And he ain't aware
That there's a bomb down there
And if he don't do something it's curtains

Verse 4
Now just hold on
Said the little bomb
If you were just to hold my hands
Then time would stop
The plot would flop
And jumbo would be safe to land

Refrain
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb

Verse 5
My landings are the envy
Of Sabena and Pan Am
Chattanooga to Japan
I taxi through the airways -
What a safe little plane
What a fine little plane
What a great little plane I am

Verse 6
Hang on one sec
I'm a clockwork wreck
And though my fuse is burning slow
Must keep my date to detonate
Goodbye, ta ta, and cheerio

Refrain
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a tick a time bomb
Tick a-

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Song Facts

This is a song about a time bomb on a plane….from the perspective of the time bomb. Well, that and the plane itself. Unsurprisingly, this track has a rather lighthearted tone to it. That’s 10cc for you- some of the wackiest jesters in the catalogue of classic rock.

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