The clocks were asleep and
Asleep's how we found them
We found them and wound them again
But they didn't last us 'til morning,
A warning-
That you never should force
Mechanical things
They're not meant for hardship
They'll snap if you
Tighten and wind them
And pry them and try

Just stop right now
Now's the time to let go
And stop right now
Now's the time to break free

The parakeet sitting inside
The gazebo was sighing though
She shouldn't have known how to do
Anything except tweet, tweet, tweet
The gentleman giving
The power presentation
Felt the bayonet scar on his shoulder re-open,
A warm trickle of blood through his
Fresh-pressed shirt

So stop right now
Now's the time to let go
And stop right now
Now's the time to break free
Oh, oh, free
How much do you really know you?

Lyrics submitted by adamanteve

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    General Commentthis is a great song!! it's about letting go and living your life, and forgetting about time and other worldly worries and limitations.
    satirecafeon March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI SO agree with you, satirecafe.
    GoodbyeGorgeouson December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh my, this song needs more comments!

    i looooove it so much. it's one of those songs that's really perfect. There's no other way to describe how it hits the ear..

    i agree with you guys about the meaning. This song deserves a spot on a Regina Spektor album! it's great.
    jazzy06792on February 08, 2010   Link

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