"Dead On Time" as written by and Brian Harold May....
Fool always jumpin' never happy where you land
Fool got my business make your living where you can
Hurry down the highway
Hurry down the road
Hurry past the people starin'
Hurry hurry hurry hurry

Leave on time leave on time
Never got your ticket but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Gonna get your ticket but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Put it in your pocket but you never can tell

Leave on time leave on time
Shake that rattle gotta leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Fight your battle but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Never got a minute no you never got a minute
No you never never got oh no matter

Fool got no business hangin' round and tellin' lies
Fool you got no reasons but you got no compromise
Stampin' on the ceilin' hammering on the walls
Gotta get out gotta get out gotta get
Oh you know I'm goin' crazy

Leave on time leave on time
Gotta get ahead but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
Gotta head on ahead but you leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
You're runnin' in the red but you never can tell

Honey honey where's my money where's my money
Want to get away want to get away
Leave ya leave ya leave ya

Leave on time leave on time
Gotta get rich gonna leave on time
Leave on time leave on time
But you can't take it with you when you leave on time

Leave on time leave on time
Got to keep yourself alive gotta leave on time
Gotta leave on time leave on time
Dead on time
You're dead


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"Dead on Time" as written by Brian May

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  • +2
    General Commentumm....matheson.....QUIT YOUR BITCHING
    the_clairvoyanton August 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt doesn't have to be spelled with a capital. If you believe in the christian god then sure. but they could be talking about any god.
    shotgunn_weddingon August 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat use of a thunderstorm on this song...
    Tatterdemalionon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLyrics missing: it's "stamping on the ceiling, hammering on the walls".

    This is actually one of my favourite songs off Jazz. I love the first verse.
    Child Of Musicon January 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDidn't think this type of song would be on "Jazz" of all albums. Jus so fast, heavy-esque, and damn kewl :)

    Probably 'bout how we live at a rushed, accelerated pace, but in the end, death will catch up to us.
    GabrielEvaon June 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMissing verse:
    "Oooh, honey, honey gotta get laid
    Where's my money, where's my money
    Wanna get paid, wanna get paid
    Leisure leisure leisure"

    This song made me think of a fast-paced, overweight business guy carrying a briefcase and rushing down the streets of New York City, talking on his cell phone. He's always in a rush to get to his next meeting or appointment so he really doesn't have much time for himself, let alone others. Then one day, he drops dead from a heart attack. The end!
    TheYipskeeon January 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about an over achiever who is always concerned about making money. He is too busy to have a relationship therefore pays for sex. He has never taken time to appreciate the simple things and suddenly life is over. Tremendous song with crashing thunder at the end courtesy of god.
    akanawhaon March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEveryones right, its about business man who dies and has nothing to leave, a wasted life u cud say
    backtohumanson July 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell i don´t know , but that song rocks.
    TheOlsnaon October 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about how life's all filled with stress. Especially due to careers, money etc. and that it's important to just slow down and relax otherwise you might end up...dead.
    rotherhamkidon December 23, 2006   Link

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