Click Click

Album: I Just Can't Stop It (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • Dave Wakeling, who was a guitarist, singer and a primary songwriter for The English Beat, told us: "'Click Click' is about suicide. About there being five shots in the cylinder. "Click, click, click, click, click, six shots and you've clicked it five times, so you know the next one's a bullet." Regarding the inspiration for this song, Wakeling says: "A rainy afternoon in Birmingham, England when you've just got 15 months of rainy Tuesday afternoons in England. And suicide can seem like a viable alternative, you know. But it was with a sense of irony about it, as well. It was like considering suicide, but not really. Probably not going to do it, but pondering it. And it was funny, because I've had a lot of people tell me, 'Do you know how really close I came to killing myself when I was 19 or 20 or 21...' That time when one does consider that sort of thing the most. They say, 'It's your song 'Click Click' that put me off the idea.' Made me laugh about it a bit." (Read the full Dave Wakeling interview.)

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