Hourglass   
    (Difford/Tilbrook) 
      I feel like I'm pounding on a big door   
      No one can hear me knocking  
      I feel like I'm falling flat to the floor   
      No one can catch me from falling 
      The hourglass has no more grains of sand   
      My watch has stopped no more turning hands   
      The crew have abandoned ship   
      The lights are on but no one is in  

      Take it to the bridge  
      Throw it overboard   
      See if it can swim  
      Back up to the shore  
      No one's in the house  
      Everyone is out   
      All the lights are on  
      And the blinds are down  

      I feel like I'm calling on a telephone   
      No one can hear the ringing  
      I feel like I'm running up a steep hill   
      No one can stop me from running  
      The hourglass has no more grains of sand   
      My watch has stopped no more turning hands   
      The little hand shakes its fist   
      The face is hanging out on a spring  

      The hourglass has no more grains of sand   
      Little red grains of sand  
      My watch has stopped no more turning hands   
      Little green neon hands

      (c) 1987 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)
       

  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Babylon and On, the lead single from that album.
  • COMPILATIONS: Greatest Hits, Piccadilly Collection, Master Series.
  • LIVE VERSIONS: A Round & A Bout.
  • OTHER APPEARANCES: The promotional CD Three From Babylon and On. 
  • Squeeze's highest-charting single in the US, where it cracked the top 15, as it did in the UK as well.
  • The video for the song was directed by Ade Edmonson, best known as Vyvian on The Young Ones and Eddie on Bottom.