"Ten Seconds to Midnight" as written by and Neil Hannon....
Ten: Apes turn into men
And grapes turn into wine
How we made it to nine
I'll never know

Eight: Man looks for a mate
But fate plays cruel tricks
And seven turns to six
Still he's alone

Along comes number five
Eureka, I'm alive
I think, therefore, I am a lucky man

Three: From this balcony
The two of us can see
The house where we first met
One wet Sunday


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"Ten Seconds to Midnight" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentI think, therefore, I am a lucky man

    I think this sentenceis inspired by the famosu sentence of Descartes Cogito ergo sum: I think therefore I am

    I lkie the way the singer takes this sentence and put it personal mark on it...
    parsac1970on September 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLove this song! As the title and lyrics clearly show, this song indicates a countdown to midnight (New Year's Eve perhaps?).

    I read somewhere previously that the whole album from which this song came is a description of a boy and girl having a date. (bathing to get ready, eating a seafood dinner, going to see a French film, etc etc).

    What I love about this song particularly is the clever way that it embeds the countdown within the lyrics, particularly in the latter stages of the song:

    "I think, therefore (FOUR), I am a lucky man

    Three: From this balcony
    The TWO of us can see
    The house where we first met
    ONE wet Sunday" :)
    Layman1on January 24, 2013   Link

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