Grandfather Clock

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lyrics

And if I burned to ashes, by the will of my own hands
Could I stop this sensation—of constant restlessness?
So that I might endure—
the way time passes slowly an instant that bores me
'til I run away.

And if time weren't so endless would I stay?
Would I stay in that instant, would I still feel like running?
And find you in that capsule that's waiting—
That's waiting for time to stand still.

There's more to each day than chasing and racing
Against hopeless minutes that keep finding my refuge.
Maybe hope lies in patience—to recognize the treasure
of a few things that capsize the boundaries of time.

But that same old grandfather clock
hangs in the corner of my room
As a constant reminder
that I'll never be satisfied
While standing still.

And in your eyes,
the hours are more senseless than before.
As they cheat us of words like forever and always—
that we can't comprehend.
Like putting faith in tomorrow—and we forfeit our chances

Losing time being angry at time.


GRANDFATHER CLOCK
words by Caitlin Strokosch with Jamie Fillmore
music by Jamie Fillmore
c. 1995

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from SHOGUN, released January 17, 2012
MY CANADIAN GIRLFRIEND
Jamie Fillmore // guitars, banjo, voice
Mike McCutcheon // bass guitar
Mark McCutcheon // drums

with Anita Fillmore // voice

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