Hourglass

Album: Babylon and On (1987)
Charted: 16 15
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  • I feel like I'm pounding on a big door
    No one can hear me knocking,
    I feel like I'm falling flat to the floor
    No one can catch me from falling
    The hourglass has no more grains of sand,
    My watch has stopped no more turning hands
    The crew have abandoned ship
    The lights are on but now one is in

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse allthelightsareon
    Andtheblindsaredown

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareon andtheblindsaredown

    I feel like I'm calling on a telephone
    No one can hear the ringing,
    I feel like I'm running up a steep hill
    No one can stop me from running
    The hourglass has no more grains of sand
    My watch has stopped no more turning hands
    The little hand shakes it's fist
    The face is hanging out on a spring

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareon andtheblindsaredown

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareon andtheblindsaredown

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareon andtheblindsaredown

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareon andtheblindsaredown

    The hourglass has no more grains of sand,
    Little red grains of sand
    My watch has stopped now more turning hands
    Little green neon hands

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareonandtheblindsaredown

    Takeittothebridge throwitoverboard
    Seeifitcanswim backuptotheshore
    Noonesinthehouse everyoneisout
    Allthelightsareonandtheblindsaredown

    I feel like I'm calling back to the shore
    No one can hear me calling
    I feel like I'm falling flat to the floor
    No one can catch me from falling Writer/s: CHRIS DIFFORD, GLENN TILBROOK
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Lynne from Raleigh, Nc, UsaThe song never made sense to me. Reading this now, tells me it's not supposed to. Ugh!
  • Karen from Manchester, NhThis is my favorite "Squeeze" song, although I also like "Tempted". It's fun to attempt to sing along, and has a great harmony to it.
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