Time Is Ticking Out

Artist: The Cranberries
Released on: Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (Track #3)
Length: 3:02

LYRICS

We better think about the things we say
We better think about the games we play-ay-ay-ay
The world went round, yea-ea-eah, around and ‘ro-ound
We better think about the consequences
We better think about the global senses
The dime went down, yea-ea-eah, the dime went do-own

What about Chernobyl
What about radiation
We don’t know, we don’t know
What about deprivation, gluttony, the human nation
We don’t know, we don’t know
For me love is all
For me love is a-a-all
For me love is all
For me love is a-a-a-a-a-all
Time is ticking out…

Looks like we screwed up the ozone layer
I wonder if the politicians care
The dime went down, yeah, the dime went down

What about our children then
Is there nothing left for them
We don’t know, we don’t know
For me love is all
For me love is a-a-a-all
For me love is all
For me love is a-a-a-a-a-a…
a-a they need oxygen, lalalalala they need oxygen
For me love is all
For me love is a-a-a-a-a-a-a…

To do do do
Time is ticking out, yea-eah, time is ticking out

CREDIT INFORMATION

Music by N. Hogan & D. O’Riordan
Lyrics by D. O’Riordan
Produced by Stephen Street
Engineered by Cenzo Townsend assisted by Emma Jane Lennon and Shay Dooher at Windmill Lane, Dublin
Mixed at Town House Studios, Shepherds Bush (London) by Stephen Street and Cenzo Townsend assisted by Tom Stanley
Mastered at Sterling Sound by George Marino
Publishing administered by Universal Music Publishing, Ltd, London

MEANING

Dolores told to Hot Press (November, 2001): “‘Time Is Ticking Out’ came as a result of what we were talking about earlier. Your changing awareness as a parent. I’d never have written a song like this before my children came along. But this is talking about how we screwed up our planet, in terms of, say, pollution. And how we sit by and let our governments do that.

NOTES

  • Time Is Ticking Out is the 2nd single released from Wake Up And Smell Up The Coffee in February 2002.
  • Time Is Ticking Out was played live for the first time during a MTV concert at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland (November 11th 2000).

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