Clockwork Creep
by 10cc

Album: Sheet Music (1974)
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  • "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"

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

    "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"

    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

    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
    Cause 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

    "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"

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

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

    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

    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 Writer/s: KEVIN GODLEY, LOL CREME
    Publisher: MUSIC SALES CORPORATION
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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