David R. “Poppa” Alexander

LIFE’S CLOCK

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Steadily forward the hands move
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Nothing to lose nothing to prove.

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Moving forward to the time of manhood
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Can’t go back, wouldn’t if we could.

DONG!!!
Called to service of the country we love
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Hard as a rock, but gentle as a dove

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Seeing death and carnage all around
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Still thankful of the friends and brothers we have found.

DONG!!!
One by one some seem to fade away
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Each death a thousand pounds each seem to weigh.

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Now trying not to make new friends
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Seen too many friends meet their ends.

DONG!!!
Then comes the cruelest cut of all
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
News of one of your dearest friends has answered his call.

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Knowing you could be next to get a fatal wound
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
No time to worry, you must stay in tune.

DONG!!!
Then your tour is over and home you go
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Withdrawn and miserable and try not to let it show.

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Growing older, isn’t a hard quest
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Keeping your sanity, that’s the test.

DONG!!!
With each passing day another brother dies
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
With each one your heart cries.

Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Trying not to let your hurt show
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
Trying not to let anyone know.

DONG!!!
My time has come and the sun is going down
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, Tic Tock,
No more will I be there for life to kick around.