Scrape the tips off the counter
and wipe the grime away
if there's no place left to put it
just leave it where it lay
we stack the chairs on the tables
but haven't swept the floor
since Billy said he'd do it
if we explained to him what for

It's closing time the night is gone
when I reach you it'll be dawn
can somebody tell me where I went wrong
it's closing time

Juke box starts it's yawning
at 1:45
I check Joey's breath on his glass
to make sure he's alive
cabbie starts his own shift
we no longer have to call
slings Joey over his shoulder
and says "good night y'all"

It's closing time the night is gone
when I reach you it'll be dawn
can somebody tell me where I went wrong
it's closing time

tell me how I got here
and why I remain
with a head full of dreams that
no one can explain
it's closing time etc...

When you hear the neon buzzing
and the ticking of the clock
and see yourself in the mirror
you slide the bolt into the lock
parking lot's a land mine
cigarettes and broken glass
can't watch your life moving
if you don't feel it going past

It's closing time the night is gone
when I reach you it'll be dawn
can somebody tell me where I went wrong
it's closing time


Lyrics submitted by azkm

Closing Time song meanings
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