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The Death of the Cog
The Cog Is Dead Lyrics


Oh, Mr. Hamilton, what have you done?
Look at this terrible trend you've begun!
You make me sick, you contemptible dog,
I blame you for the death of the cog!

Clocks used to be such magnificent things
Beautiful sprockets and dazzling springs
But you gave the people your digital beast
And in turn now all gears are deceased

How things have changed from when I was a boy!
Clockwork would tick and would bring me much joy
But, with your advent, there's no need to wind--
Everything charming has been left behind!

Oh, Mr. Hamilton, you dirty fiend
Your modern timepiece is cruel and obscene!
I was a lover of gears great and small
They all were my friends and you've murdered them all!

Aaaahhh...

How could a person commit such a crime--
To murder immaculate keepers of time?
Why should a person so foul get away?
Hamilton, you're gonna pay!

So, Mr. Hamilton, just watch your back
Hide all those digital clocks on your rack
They'll soon end up smashed to bits in a bog
Because you, you, you, you, YOU
Caused the DEATH OF THE COG!

Aaaahhh...

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PlanB

Oh, Mr. Hamilton, what have you done?
Look at this terrible trend you've begun!
You make me sick, you contemptible dog,
I blame you for the death of the cog!

Clocks used to be such magnificent things
Beautiful sprockets and dazzling springs
But you gave the people your digital beast
And in turn now all gears are deceased

How things have changed from when I was a boy!
Clockwork would tick and would bring me much joy
But, with your advent, there's no need to wind--
Everything charming has been left behind!

Oh, Mr. Hamilton, you dirty fiend
Your modern timepiece is cruel and obscene!
I was a lover of gears great and small
They all were my friends and you've murdered them all!

Aaaahhh...

How could a person commit such a crime--
To murder immaculate keepers of time?
Why should a person so foul get away?
Hamilton, you're gonna pay!

So, Mr. Hamilton, just watch your back
Hide all those digital clocks on your rack
They'll soon end up smashed to bits in a bog
Because you, you, you, you, YOU
Caused the DEATH OF THE COG!

Aaaahhh...



Nuclear Temptations

Oh, Mr. Hamilton, what have you done?
Look at this terrible trend you've begun!
You make me sick, you contemptible dog,
I blame you for the death of the cog!
Clocks used to be such magnificent things
Beautiful sprockets and dazzling springs
But you gave the people your digital beast
And in turn now all gears are deceased
How things have changed from when I was a boy!
Clockwork would tick and would bring me much joy
But, with your advent, there's no need to wind--
Everything charming has been left behind!
Oh, Mr. Hamilton, you dirty fiend
Your modern timepiece is cruel and obscene!
I was a lover of gears great and small
They all were my friends and you've murdered them all!
Aaaahhh...
How could a person commit such a crime--
To murder immaculate keepers of time?
Why should a person so foul get away?
Hamilton, you're gonna pay!
So, Mr. Hamilton, just watch your back
Hide all those digital clocks on your rack
They'll soon end up smashed to bits in a bog
Because you, you, you, you, YOU
Caused the DEATH OF THE COG!



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Lynn Fisk

Heh, did a little digging and found out that the "Hamilton" he is referring to in this song is the Hamilton Watch Company. They were the first to create the digital LED wrist watch in the early 1970's, and effectively were the reason wound wrist watches went out of style. Kinda interesting. It's also interesting to note that, even though LED wrist watches were quite expensive, they nevertheless grew in popularity, for the ease of use, and the ease in which you could tell the time.

Jen D

@32 subs 0 vids haha so original Me too

Philip Jones

The display on the very early digital watches took a lot of power so you had to press a button to see the time.

Sandi Taranto

Can't "like" this enough. Thanks! :)

Askan Helström

Well...at least the pocket watches still have a little fan base. Even if mine ticks so silently u can barely hear it, i loved the ticking of my grandmas "Kuckucksuhr" u know...these clocks were the bird chirps every 30mins

Loch Ness Films

Dang, so Hamilton really did cause the death of the cog

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Ari

Ironic: The Hamilton Watch Company doesn't make digital watches anymore.

there's no catchy slogan

@JJ r/whoosh

Maicon Douglas

So he did smashed them to bits in a bog!

Mariellen Nice

Just because I don't like the comment doesn't mean I don't have to STFU idgaf

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