The Water Clocks

The Water Clocks

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Melodic Alt/Indie Rock out of Grand Rapids, MI

Biography

The Water Clocks sound has been honorably compared to the likes of Mogwai, Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley and Ours with a sonic quality unique in and of itself. Pulling inspiration from epic and experimental rock, the band delivers a sonic landscape laden with hooky melodies, complex textures, and power.

Lyrics

Broken

Written By: The Water Clocks

hold on, it's almost done
reach deep inside, it gets better
shaking like you've never known
what's coming up

and you cry out, but you already know, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
when it comes out, it feels like you're broken

choices, they seem so clear
but one day your heart will see weather
praying that it's not too late
that you'll find your way

and you cry out, but you already know, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
when it comes out, it feels like you're broken
let it all out and hold on tight

deep down it feels so empty
barely holding on
breath in to keep from falling
onward is all that you want

and you cry out, but you already know, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
when it comes out, it feels like you're broken
let it all out and hold on tight

Lights Out

Written By: The Water Clocks

all the world's a stage
wrapped up in broken hearts that lay arranged in a pile
and everyone's the same
but we hold our own, watch their colors as they change

we're fighting to be brave
lost in a world that turns honesty to fake, and it burns
all you need is fame
say that you do

get up, don't you follow, never again
it's time, turn it loose, stand up and shout
and turn lights out

Something Real

Written By: The Water Clocks

it's a mystery with you, i never know
like gravity we tug and we pull
won't hide in the dark, from the truth
always waiting here forever, hoping that i'm not your fool

cause i die, just a bit, it's true
and i'm holding on for one more chance with you

the warmth and the chills when we touch
and the butterflies inside, are rising up
let go and try to break through
there's a star in the heavens, shining just for me and you

cause i die, just a bit, it's true
and i'm holding on for one more chance with you
and all, that you want, and feel
gotta give it up and believe in something real

wonder why we try when we don't feel the same
no no, i don't want to feel this way
and i know, i promised i'd be there for you
but, oh what a crime's been done

cause i die, just a bit, it's true
and i'm holding on for one more chance with you
and all, that you want, and feel
gotta give it up and believe in something real

Lulliloo

Written By: The Water Clocks

i won't wait for you to break, all your promises
and you will try to hold me back again
and every word that i have said, hasn't made a dent
but i will come to rescue you tonight

same old thing that we've been through, time and time again
and always wonder where we've got it wrong
but if you stay, then i will too and work it out
maybe it's not too late

all the words blur, as our eyelids fall
and hold you close till the morning comes
maybe i've learned that the truth is hard to take
and some things better left unsaid

lulliloo when the bough begins to break
it's your choice to be free

i feel like screaming out, but there's nothing left to say
at least i tried to reach your heart
the silence speaks it all, but the truth's the only way
all it takes is one word

Better Than New

Written By: The Water Clocks

on and off, we would never want to
carry on, will we find the way to
be better than new

all you want, i never wanted
break it off or struggle over time

don't be that sad
the war is in you
before you ever knew
so you'd never lose

all along, we were never meant to
bear it all, needed something more
to feel it all

and all we make is beautiful
and all that breaks, you're better off without

let's just try to begin again
fortune's on our side
i've been waiting long to break this spell
it's a state i know too well

Discography

The Water Clocks (2011)

Set List

30-60 minute set, all original material