Album: Cultösaurus Erectus (1980)
  • You said you'd be here at a quarter to five
    I didn't know if you were dead or alive
    How long d'you think that I could sharpen my knife
    I've got better things to do with my life

    It's almost the deadline
    Don't miss the deadline, darling
    When all your bad dreams will come true
    Don't miss the deadline
    It's almost the deadline, darling
    I wouldn't want it to happen to you

    Bill screamed at him, and he hung up the phone
    I wonder if he ever felt more alone
    He never finished his coffee that night
    The ? oh! Dave, it was a terrible sight

    He missed the deadline
    He passed the deadline, darling
    And I believe that somehow he knew
    He crossed the deadline
    He passed the deadline, darling
    There wasn't a thing anybody could do

    Listen my darling, now, don't play with fire
    You find a way to balance hate and desire

    It's almost the deadline
    Don't miss the deadline darling
    Consequences are easily misconstrued
    Don't miss the deadline
    It's almost the deadline, darling
    I couldn't live if it happened to you Writer/s: ROESER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Nedkelly from Sydney, AustraliaThis is a very underrated B.O.C. tune if I ever heard one ! I hear a 'darker more sinister' msg in between the lines of the lyrics...something I can't quite pinpoint, but it feels uncanny. Love it !!
  • Paul from Rothesay, Nb, NbWhile BOC could rock yer socks off, this tune was also proof of the band's pop sensibility.
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