"11:59" as written by and Jimmy Destri....
Leaning in your corner like a candidate for wax
Sidewalk social scientist don't get no satisfaction from your cigarette
It's ten to ten and time is running out
Lock up all your memories, get outa here, you know that we can run
Today can last another million years
Today could be the end of me
It's 11:59, and I want to stay alive

Pumping like a fugitive in cover from the night
Take it down the freeway like a bullet to the ocean
Wait until the morning, take tomorrow by the hand
Take it down the highway like a rocket to the ocean, we can run

Today can last another million years
Today could be the end of me
It's 11:59, and I want to stay alive

Hanging on a frequency and burning like a fire
Boy you've got the motion down, it's getting late, I'm tired and I've lost control
Don't leave me here, time is running out
Take me down the highway like a rocket to the ocean, we can run

Today can last another million years
Today could be the end of me
It's 11:59, and I want to stay alive


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"11:59" as written by Jimmy Destri

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    General CommentVery simply, the song is about the narrator's need to live in the moment. She realizes her mortality is a very real concept, but, much like what blondie is saying is "slow motion", when one is living life to the fullest, time has no meaning. 11:59 is the last minute of the day, but that doesn't matter to the Narrator, becuase she is going to live her life as fully as she can.
    hengehbmon July 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDebbie and Chris were very concerned about the arms race and nuclear poliferation at the time. It seemed like nuclear anniellation was inevitible. Thus this song and Atomic and Slow Motion and probably others that I can't think of. Sorry for mispellings but spell check doesn't work here.
    mrkennyon October 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, it's so good. i dont know what else to say
    maggotbrainon September 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE DEBBIE HARRY AND THE GUYS!
    limoon August 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the organ keyboard instrumental break in the middle.
    Has a mid-60's appeal to it. Like a gameshow or an ad jingle - but better because it's an interlude in the middle of this rocking song. I can hear it in my mind right now. And I remember those high Israeli Army boots she was lacing up on the cover in 1978. And the other guy's white Topsiders...

    Sighhhhhhh...........
    NomadMonadon February 10, 2014   Link

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