Broken Clocks
SZA Lyrics


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Run fast from my day job
Runnin' fast from the way it was
Jump quick to a pay check
Runnin' back to the strip club
I'm never going back, never going back
No, you can't make me
Never going back, never going back (nah)
They'd never take me
I've paid enough of petty dues
I've had enough of shitty news
I've had a thing for dirty shoes since I was 10
Love dirty men alike

Ooh
Better day than yesterday (keep cuttin' up)
Ooh
I just take it day by day
Ooh-oh-oh
Never hearing what they say
Ooh-ooh
I just do it my way

All I got is these broken clocks
I ain't got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love and it's still love, and it's still love
It's still love, still love (still love), still love
It's still love, but it's still love
Nothin' but love for you (nothin' but)
Nothin' but love (nothin' but)
Nothin' but love

All that I've got, pieces and pages
Talking a lot, sorry I'm faded
Think I forgot, you love me
You love me
You love me

Got a shift at 10 AM
Gotta dip at 10 PM
Gotta get that cash
Won't get past the lunch break
I ain't had a smoke break
In about two days don't break
Been about three years since I dated you
Why you still talking 'bout me like we together?
I moved on for the better
You moved on to whoever
I was down for whatever and then some
You gon' make me late to work again

Ooh
Better day than yesterday
Ooh
I just take it day by day
Ooh-oh-oh
Never hearing what they say
Ooh-ooh
I just do it my way

All I got is these broken clocks
I ain't got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love and it's still love, and it's still love
It's still love, still love, still love (still love)
It's still love, but it's still love (still love)
Nothin' but love for you
Nothin' but love (nothin' but)
Nothin' but love

I don't eat, can't sleep past 9 AM
Heartbeat make me feel young again (like I feel, like I)
Can't beat 'em just join the party (come and join the party)
I don't wanna, don't need nobody

All that I've got, pieces and pages
Talking a lot, sorry, I'm faded
Think I've forgot, you love me
You love me
You love me
You love me




You love me
(You love me)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to SZA's song Broken Clocks depict a woman who is determined to break away from her past and move forward in her life. She is running away from her previous day job and the way things used to be. She is now working in a strip club and is adamant that she is never going back. She has paid her dues and had enough of the negativity in her life. She has a love for dirty men and continues to live her life the way she chooses to.


Despite the challenges she faces, she takes it day by day and does things her way. She has broken clocks and no time but still has love for those around her. She talks about how she has forgotten that people still love her and, even though she is faded, she acknowledges the love she has received. She contemplates her current job and the time she has left until she gets off work. She doesn't want anyone to join her in her life but is open to people joining her party.


The song touches on themes of breaking free, self-love, and making choices for oneself. It is an expression of the singer’s defiance towards her past and moving forward with her life.


Line by Line Meaning

Run fast from my day job
I am trying to escape my current job and move on to bigger and better things as soon as possible.


Runnin' fast from the way it was
I am also trying to escape my past and move on to a better future for myself.


Jump quick to a pay check
I am willing to do what it takes to secure my financial future, even if it means taking any job for a paycheck.


Runnin' back to the strip club
I am trying to avoid going back to my old ways and instead work towards a better future for myself.


I'm never going back, never going back No, you can't make me
I am determined to move forward and not look back, despite any temptations or obstacles that may come my way.


They'd never take me
I am strong enough to resist any negative influences or people trying to hold me back from my goals.


I've paid enough of petty dues
I have endured a lot of small or trivial struggles in life and am ready to move on to bigger and better things.


I've had enough of shitty news
I am tired of hearing bad or negative news and want to focus on positivity and finding success for myself.


I've had a thing for dirty shoes since I was 10 Love dirty men alike
I have always had a preference for people or things that are a bit rough around the edges, and that applies to both shoes and men.


Better day than yesterday (keep cuttin' up)
I am focused on making each day better than the last and continuing to work hard towards my goals.


I just take it day by day
I am approaching life one day at a time and focusing on the present rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.


Never hearing what they say
I am not paying attention to other people's opinions or criticisms of me and am instead staying focused on my personal growth and success.


I just do it my way
I am independent and determined to succeed on my own terms, rather than conforming to the expectations of others.


All I got is these broken clocks I ain't got no time Just burning daylight
I am aware that time is limited and am trying to make the most of every moment, even if it means sacrificing some things or working hard every day.


Still love and it's still love, and it's still love It's still love, still love (still love), still love
Love is still a priority and motivator in my life, even during difficult times or periods of hard work.


Nothin' but love for you (nothin' but) Nothin' but love
Despite any obstacles or hardships, I continue to have love and positivity in my heart for myself and others.


Got a shift at 10 AM Gotta dip at 10 PM Gotta get that cash Won't get past the lunch break
I am working hard and have a busy schedule in order to achieve financial success and stability.


I ain't had a smoke break In about two days don't break
I am dedicated to my goals and willing to make sacrifices, such as giving up vices or taking breaks in order to get ahead.


Been about three years since I dated you Why you still talking 'bout me like we together?
I am trying to move on from past relationships or negative influences and do not want to dwell on them anymore, even if others might still be talking about me.


I moved on for the better You moved on to whoever I was down for whatever and then some
I am aware that my ex has moved on to other people and situations while I have worked hard to improve myself and my life, including being open-minded and taking risks.


You gon' make me late to work again
I am not letting any negative outside factors affect my progress, such as people or situations that might try to hold me back.


I don't eat, can't sleep past 9 AM Heartbeat make me feel young again (like I feel, like I)
I am dedicated to my goals and working hard, but it is also taking a physical and mental toll on me, although it also makes me feel alive and driven.


Can't beat 'em just join the party (come and join the party) I don't wanna, don't need nobody
I am working towards success even if it means taking risks or trying new approaches that might not be conventional, and I am okay being alone in that pursuit.


All that I've got, pieces and pages Talking a lot, sorry I'm faded Think I've forgot, you love me You love me You love me
Despite any struggles or obstacles, my past experiences and relationships still shape me and I am aware that people still care for me even if I get lost sometimes.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Adam King Feeney, Ashton Simmons, Carter Lang, Cody Fayne, Solana Rowe, Thomas Paxton-Beesley, Tyran Levon Donaldson

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Run fast from my day job
Running fast from the way it was
Jump quick to a pay check
Running back to the strip club
I'm never going back, never going back
No, you can't make me
Never going back, never going back (Nah)
They'll never take me
I've paid enough of petty dues
I've heard enough of shitty news
I've had a thing for dirty shoes since I was 10
Love dirty men alike

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh
Better day than yesterday (Keep cutting up)
Ooh oh
I just take it day by day
Ooh oh oh
Never hearing what they say (Uh)
Ooh ooh (Mm)
I just do it my way

[Chorus]
All I got is these broken clocks
I ain't got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love, and it's still love, and it's still love
It's still love, still love (Still love), still love
It's still love, it's still love
Nothing but love for you (Nothing but-)
Nothing but love (Nothing but-)
Nothing but love

[Post-Chorus]
All that I've got, pieces and pages
Talking a lot, sorry I'm faded
(Turning up real good tonight)
Think I forgot
(Think I forgot the other night)
You love me, you love me, you love me

[Verse 2]
Got a shift at 10 AM (Yeah)
Gotta dip at 10 PM (Nah)
Gotta get that cash
Won't get past a lunch break
I ain't had a smoke break
In about two days, don't break (Ugh)
Been about three years since I dated you
Why you still talking 'bout me like we together?
I moved on for the better, you moved on to whoever
I was down for whatever, and then some
You gon' make me late to work again

[Pre-Chorus]
Ooh
Better day than yesterday
Ooh
I just take it day by day
Ooh oh oh
Never hearing what they say
Ooh, ooh
I just do it my way (Keep doin' it)

[Chorus]
All I got is these broken clocks
I ain't got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love, and it's still love, and it's still love
It's still love, still love, still love (Still love)
It's still love, and it's still love (Still love)
Nothing but love for you
Nothing but love (Nothing but)
Nothing but love

[Bridge]
I don't eat, can't sleep past 9 AM (Uhh)
Heartbeat make me feel young again (Like a, feel like a…)
Can't beat 'em, just join the party (Let me join the party)
I don't wanna, don't need nobody (Ooh)

[Post-Chorus]
All that I've got, pieces and pages
Talking a lot, sorry I'm faded
Think I've forgot, you love me
You love me, you love me

[Outro]
You love me
You love me
You love me



@hikaru9291

Lyrics:
Run fast from my day job
Runnin' fast from the way it was
Jump quick to a pay check
Runnin' back to the strip club
I'm never going back, never going back
No you can't make me
Never going back, never going back (nah)
They never take me (yeah)
I've paid enough of petty dues
I've had enough of shitty news
I've had a thing for dirty shoes since I was 10
Love dirty men alike
Ooh
Better day than yesterday (keep cuttin' up)
Ooh
I just take it day by day
Ooh oh oh
Never hearing what they say
Ooh ooh
I just do it my way

All I got is these broken clocks
I ain't got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love and it's still love, and it's still love
It's still love, still love (still lovin'), still love
It's still love but it's still love
Nothin' but love for you (nothin' but)
Nothin' but love (nothin' but)
Nothin' but love
All that I've got, pieces and pages
Talking a lot, sorry I'm faded
Think I forgot, you love me
You love me
You love me
Got a shift at 10 AM
Gotta dip at 10 PM
Gotta get that cash
Won't get past the lunch break
I ain't had a smoke break
In about two days don't break
Been about three years since I dated you
Why you still talking 'bout me like we together?
I moved on for the better
You moved on to whoever
I was down for whatever and then some
You gon' make me late to work again
Ooh
Better day than yesterday
Ooh
I just take it day by day
Ooh oh oh
Never hearing what they say
Ooh ooh
I just do it my way (just do it)
All I got is these broken clocks
I ain't got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love and it's still love, and it's still love
It's still love, still love, still love (still lovin')
It's still love but it's still love (still lovin')
Nothin' but love for you
Nothin' but love (nothin' but)
Nothin' but love
I don't eat, can't sleep past 9 AM
Heartbeat make me feel young again (like a snail, like a)
Can't beat 'em just join the party (come and join the party)
I don't wanna, don't need nobody
All that I've got, pieces and pages
Talking a lot, sorry I'm faded
Think I've forgot, you love me
You love me
You love me
You love me
You love me
(You love me)



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