13 Clocks

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down
13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down

One clock keeps time for the soldiers in the army
One clock keeps time for the girl I left behind me
One clock keeps time for the victims of the flood
Buried to their neck in the Louisiana mud

13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down
13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down

One clock keeps time for the solitary murmer
One clock keeps time for loving one another
One clock keeps time for the count down to disaster
Trying to slow it down seems to make it run faster

13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down
13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down

That leaves one clock more, whose ticking drives me crazy
It's not up to me to wind it, it's not because I'm lazy
The clock of my own days run on out the hour
The alarm is set to wake me, I do not have that power

13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down
13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down

13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down
13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down

13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down
13 clocks, got to keep them wound
13 clocks, can't let one run down

[13 clocks, don't let them run down]
Can't let them run down
[13 clocks, don't let them run down]
You got to keep them wound
You can't let them run down
[13 clocks, don't let them run down]
[13 clocks, don't let them run down]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Black Roses Jim Laudersale

 


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