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Countdown
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Oh I was seventeen,
When I heard the countdown start, it started slowly,
And I thought it was my heart but then I realised,
That this time it was for real there was no place to hide,
I had to go out and feel,
But there was time to kill,
And so I, I walked my way around town,
I tried to love the world,
Oh but the world just got me down,
And so I looked for you,
In every street of every town I wanted to see your face,
I want to, I want to see you now.
I want to see you now.
Oh and so it went,
Oh so it went for several years I couldn't stand it
No, oh it must be getting near now that
You just don't know,
Oh no you, you just don't understand how many people have seen you,
In the arms of, of of some other man,
I've got to meet you, and find you,
And take you by the hand, oh my God
My God, you've got to understand,
That I was seventeen.
I didn't, I didn't know a thing at all.
I've got no reason,
I've got no reason at all, Oh no.
The time, of my life,
Oh I think you came too soon,
Yeah you came too soon then,
Oh and it could, it could be tonight,
If I ever leave this room,
(I never leave this room no)
Oh I wasted all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down,
Get down, oh.
Oh and the sky,
Is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town,
So I'm gonna leave this town.
Goodbye.
O.K.
Yeah you can leave me,
Oh you, you can go some other place,
You can't forget it.
Yeah, you know, you know that's O.K.
'cause, 'cause I own this town,
Yeah, I brought it to its knees,
Can you hear it crying?
Can you?
Can you hear it begging to me "Please?"
I know it's coming,
So soon now
Oh, oh it's on it's way.
Oh no, oh no, oh I can hear them say,
They say I can't survive,
They say I, I'll never leave the ground,
They say it's all a lie,
And now, and now it's coming down,
Oh baby now,
Time, of my life, oh I think you came too soon.
Yeah you came too soon now,
Oh and it could, oh it could be tonight,
If I ever leave this room,
(I never leave this room now)
Oh oh oh
I wasted all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down.
Get down, oh
Oh and the sky, is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town,
So I'm gonna go, gonna be there,
I'm gonna go.
Bub-bye.
It's O.K,
You don't have to care.
Really.
Oh, oh really, I swear,
No, no you owe me nothing,
You owe nothing to me,
And if I messed it up baby,
Then, that's all up to me.
And if you go, then, then I won't follow, no, no
'cause so many times I've been,
I've been thinking maybe, oh maybe I should
No, I, I'm gonna stay
I, I'm gonna make my way
Oh, I'm gonna get on through babe
I'm gonna make it all some day
Oh, time, of my life,
No I think you came too soon,
You came too soon then.
Oh and it could, it could be tonight,
If I ever leave this room,
(I never, I never leave this room, no)
Oh oh oh
I wasted all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down
Get down, oh
And the sky, is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town.
So I'll leave this town.
The sky, is crying out tonight,
For me to leave this town,
Yeah I'm gonna leave this town
Time
Is crying out tonight
For me to leave this town
So I'm gonna go yeah
I'm gonna go
Yeah
Bub-bye
I'm gonna leave this town
You're not gonna have me around
Oh
The sky and stars and God will never ever laugh
Me and stars and moon are falling down.

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: NICHOLAS DAVID BANKS, STEPHEN Mackey, Nicholas BANKS, CANDIDA DOYLE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

theradicalthea

Oh, I was 17
when I heard the countdown start
It started slowly
and I thought it was my heart
But then I realised
that this time it was for real
There was no place to hide
I had to, I had to go out and feel
But there was time to kill
And so I, I walked my way round town
I tried to love the world
Oh, but the world just got me down
And so I looked for you
in every street of every town
I wanna see your face
I wanna, I wanna see you now
I wanna see you now

Oh and so it went
Oh, so it went for several years
I couldn't stand it, no
Oh, it must be getting near now
But you just don't know
Oh no, you just don't understand
how many people have seen you
in the arms of, of some other man
I've got to meet you
and find you
and take you by the hand
Oh my god, my god
you've got to understand
that I was 17
I didn't, didn't know a thing at all
I've got no reason
I've got no reason at all
Oh no

Oh, the time of my life
Oh, I think you came too soon
(Yeah, it came too soon then)
Oh and it could
it could be tonight
if I ever leave this room
(I never leave this room now)
Oh, oh, wasting all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down
(Get down, oh)
Oh, and the sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
(So I'm gonna leave this town... goodbye... okay)

Yeah, you can leave me
Oh, you, you can go some other place
You can forget it
Yeah, you know, you know that it's okay
Because I own this town
Yeah, yeah, I've brought it to its knees
Can you hear it crying? Can you?
Can you hear it begging to me "please"
I know it's coming, so soon now
Oh it's, it's on its way
Oh no, oh no, oh I can hear them say
they say I can't survive
They say I'll, I'll never leave the ground
They say it's all a lie
And now, and now it's coming down
Oh baby now, please

Oh, the time of my life
Oh, I think you came too soon
(Yeah, it came too soon then)
Oh and it could
Oh, it could be tonight
if I ever leave this room
(I never leave this room now)
Oh, oh, oh wasting all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down
(Get down, oh)
Oh, and the sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
(Do you want me to go? Yeah really, I'm gonna go. Bye, bye)

It's okay, you don't have to care
Really, oh really I swear
No, no, you owe me nothing, you owe nothing to me
Oh and if I messed it up baby then
then that's all up to me, yeah
And if you go
then I won't follow, no, no
So many times, I've been thinking maybe
oh, maybe I should
No, no I'm gonna stay
I'm gonna make my way, oh
I'm gonna get on through babe
I'm gonna make it some day

Oh, the time of my life
Oh no, I think you came too soon
(Yeah, it came too soon then)
Oh and it could
Oh, it could be tonight
if I ever leave this room
(I never, never leave this room now)
Oh, oh, oh wasting all the time on those stupid things that only get me down
(Get down, oh, oh)
Oh, and the sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
(So I'll leave this town)
The sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
And I'm gonna leave this town
And time is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
Do you want me to go? Yeah?
I'm gonna go, really, bye bye

I gonna leave this town, oh
I'm not gonna hang around
Fly in the stars and go where I can never, ever ever land
Leaves and stars and moon are falling down



All comments from YouTube:

Said Miranda

This song, along with "I spy" and "Commom people", are, to me, their best songs in terms of lyrics. What a genius Jarvis was.

Javier Vela

I didn't hear all their discography, but for me This Is Hardcore is the best

Steven Hale

Something Changed is very thought provoking, not lyrically or musically complex but a wonderful thoughtful theme

egg egg

gosh I love I Spy, My legendary girlfriend, his and hers and countdown the most for that reason too.
)): wonderful jarvis!!

Grotesque

IS, surely?

hallospacegirl

I want this song to be played at my funeral.

v a l e

oww god, russ <3
literally the whole band look so young, soooo young. this video always makes me smile

theradicalthea

Oh, I was 17
when I heard the countdown start
It started slowly
and I thought it was my heart
But then I realised
that this time it was for real
There was no place to hide
I had to, I had to go out and feel
But there was time to kill
And so I, I walked my way round town
I tried to love the world
Oh, but the world just got me down
And so I looked for you
in every street of every town
I wanna see your face
I wanna, I wanna see you now
I wanna see you now

Oh and so it went
Oh, so it went for several years
I couldn't stand it, no
Oh, it must be getting near now
But you just don't know
Oh no, you just don't understand
how many people have seen you
in the arms of, of some other man
I've got to meet you
and find you
and take you by the hand
Oh my god, my god
you've got to understand
that I was 17
I didn't, didn't know a thing at all
I've got no reason
I've got no reason at all
Oh no

Oh, the time of my life
Oh, I think you came too soon
(Yeah, it came too soon then)
Oh and it could
it could be tonight
if I ever leave this room
(I never leave this room now)
Oh, oh, wasting all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down
(Get down, oh)
Oh, and the sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
(So I'm gonna leave this town... goodbye... okay)

Yeah, you can leave me
Oh, you, you can go some other place
You can forget it
Yeah, you know, you know that it's okay
Because I own this town
Yeah, yeah, I've brought it to its knees
Can you hear it crying? Can you?
Can you hear it begging to me "please"
I know it's coming, so soon now
Oh it's, it's on its way
Oh no, oh no, oh I can hear them say
they say I can't survive
They say I'll, I'll never leave the ground
They say it's all a lie
And now, and now it's coming down
Oh baby now, please

Oh, the time of my life
Oh, I think you came too soon
(Yeah, it came too soon then)
Oh and it could
Oh, it could be tonight
if I ever leave this room
(I never leave this room now)
Oh, oh, oh wasting all my time on all those stupid things that only get me down
(Get down, oh)
Oh, and the sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
(Do you want me to go? Yeah really, I'm gonna go. Bye, bye)

It's okay, you don't have to care
Really, oh really I swear
No, no, you owe me nothing, you owe nothing to me
Oh and if I messed it up baby then
then that's all up to me, yeah
And if you go
then I won't follow, no, no
So many times, I've been thinking maybe
oh, maybe I should
No, no I'm gonna stay
I'm gonna make my way, oh
I'm gonna get on through babe
I'm gonna make it some day

Oh, the time of my life
Oh no, I think you came too soon
(Yeah, it came too soon then)
Oh and it could
Oh, it could be tonight
if I ever leave this room
(I never, never leave this room now)
Oh, oh, oh wasting all the time on those stupid things that only get me down
(Get down, oh, oh)
Oh, and the sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
(So I'll leave this town)
The sky is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
And I'm gonna leave this town
And time is crying out tonight for me to leave this town
Do you want me to go? Yeah?
I'm gonna go, really, bye bye

I gonna leave this town, oh
I'm not gonna hang around
Fly in the stars and go where I can never, ever ever land
Leaves and stars and moon are falling down

PENTAS AKSI

vote this up, pinned

hallospacegirl

Thank you so much for uploading this. The quality is so much better than on the upload with 40,000+ hits. I actually caught things in the video that I hadn't seen before!

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