Clock
Coal Chamber Lyrics


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Clock tick tick tick tick tock tick tock

Wicked mind you hold the hour
But my mind it holds the power

Clock tick tick tick

Where did the time go?
What do I have to show?
Watching the time fly (go by)
Watching the time fly

Clock it counts my fears

My time goes by so slow
My clock goes by so slow

Come closer you can do better
You can do better than me





It counts my fears

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Coal Chamber's song "Clock" delve into the theme of time and the power it holds over us. The opening lines "Clock tick tick tick tick tock tick tock" serve to immediately establish the central theme, as well as create a sense of urgency, the ticking clock serving as a metaphor for the inevitability of time passing. The lyrics then address the idea that while the clock may hold the hour, our minds possess the true power. By contrasting the wickedness of the clock with the power of the mind, the lyrics suggest that we have control over how we react to the passage of time.


The song then takes a more self-reflective turn, with the lyrics questioning where the time has gone and what has been accomplished. This introspective exploration is further emphasized by the repetition of "Watching the time fly (go by)." The line "Clock it counts my fears" suggests that our fears are compounded by the ticking of the clock, making time feel like an enemy rather than an ally.


The final lines of the song, "Come closer you can do better / You can do better than me," serve to express the singer's self-doubt, as they call upon others to surpass them. This has the effect of setting up a contrast between the singer and the listener, as though the listener possesses some trait that the singer lacks.


Line by Line Meaning

Clock tick tick tick tick tock tick tock
The sound of the clock ticking and tocking


Wicked mind you hold the hour
The clock is controlled by a person's mind


But my mind it holds the power
The singer believes that they have more control over their own life than the clock or anyone else does


Where did the time go?
The artist is reflecting on how fast time has passed


What do I have to show?
The artist questions what they have accomplished with the time that has passed


Watching the time fly (go by)
The singer is observing how fast time is passing


Clock it counts my fears
The clock is a reminder of the singer's fears and anxieties


My time goes by so slow
The artist feels like time is moving slowly


My clock goes by so slow
The artist's perception of time is that it is moving slowly


Come closer you can do better
The artist believes that others can do better than they can


You can do better than me
The singer believes that other people are capable of achieving more than they are




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRADLEY JAMES FAFARA, MIGUEL RASCON, MIKE COX, RAYNA FOSS

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