"Clocks" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion and Christopher Anthony John Martin....
The lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have brought me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead, singing

Come out of the things unsaid
Shoot an apple off my head and then a
Trouble that can't be named
A tiger's waiting to be tamed, singing

You are, you are

Confusion that never stops
The closing walls and the ticking clocks gonna
Come back and take you home
I could not stop, that you now know, singing

Come out upon my seas
Cursed missed opportunities am I
A part of the cure
Or am I part of the disease, singing

You are, you are
You are, you are
You are, you are

And nothing else compares
Oh no nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

You are, you are

Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go
Home, home, where I wanted to go (you are)
Home, home, where I wanted to go (you are)

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"Clocks" as written by Jonathan Mark Buckland Guy Rupert Berryman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI must be off because my interpretation doesn't seem to gel with the others. I LUV the band (new to them) and I like this song, but it's sad. It appears to be about someone who has something to say (to someone perhaps) but he cannot get out the words. He feels he's missed opportunites in his life due to his inability to take action. And it feels as though the walls are closing in on him while he's running out of time to take action. He views someone as "home," where is where he wants to be but doubts he will ever reach there. Very sad song by a talented band.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 09, 2011   Link

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