House Of Clocks

Album: Down in the Cellar (2000)
  • I once had a gilded clock
    Constructed in la Belle Epoque
    The hour hand broke, now it won't turn back
    So long, so long, so long

    I once had a sundial too
    But green and wild my garden grew
    The undergrowth obscured the view
    So long, so long, so long

    Not a word could make her stay
    The East wind blows the sun away
    Oh I lost her on St. Swithin's day
    Oh why?

    I grew up in a house of clocks
    And late at night I'd sometimes walk
    Listening to their rhythmic talk
    So long, so long, so long

    Clocks that sand in ringing chimes
    To take the measure of the times
    Clocks that spoke in wordless rhymes,
    So long, so long , so long

    Not a word could make her stay
    The wine is split and flows away
    I lost her on St. Swithin's day
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