Clockwork Heart

from by Charlotte Repton

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If I were to dabble in steampunk, I guess this would be my first foray. A cute little track about the impracticalities of clockwork prosthetics.
Video version: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5limkm3OuM

lyrics

{E B E B}
A clockwork heart is a very good start
{E B A}
And a very romantic notion
{E B E B}
But clockwork parts have a delicate art
{E B A}
And blood tends to hinder their motion
{A E A E}
The cogs will clot, the wheels will stop
{A E B}
And it'll cause quite a commotion
{E B E B}
When the rust starts to stick and the ticker won't tick
{E B A}
Is it really worth such devotion?

{D A}
You seem to have run out of love again, I fear
{Fm}
Can I wind that
{E}
up again for you
{A}
dear?

{E B E B}
A clockwork heart will fall apart
{E B A}
At the very first mention of romance
{E B E B}
Should the need arise, it will not recognise
{E B A}
Even the plainest advance
{A E A E}
With the right engineer I'm sure you could steer
{A E B}
Your way to having it enhanced
{E B E B}
But a flesh-and-blood heart rarely needs a restart
{E B A}
And is far more easily financed.

{D A}
You seem to have run out of love again, I fear
{D A}
Can I wind that up again for you dear?
{D A}
Have you suffered from another broken gear?
{Fm} Can I wind that
{A} up again for you?
{Fm} Can I wind that
{A} up again for you?
{Fm} Can I wind that
{E} up again for you?
{A} dear?

credits

from The Infatuation Suite, released December 30, 2013
Dedicated, as always, to Ed Croft.

Music and lyrics and playing and singing: Charlotte Repton
Production: Jerry Akehurst

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