Red Fox (single)

by Pointed Man Band

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“Tick-tock” sound the gears and the sprockets as the little Red Fox pulls a watch from his pocket, it’s a quarter to Eight as he closes the gate and off runs the fox to his clock repair shop. Now a mechanical clock has a pendulum, an oscillator moved by a spiral spring, but a little red fox has a different stride (with so many more parts inside).

It’s the little hands that keep the big hands running, so won’t you put your hand in mine as we mark the passage of time. It’s the little hands that keep the big hands running, so won’t you put your hand in mine as we watch the days unwind.

As the bells strike Twelve you hear the cuckoo’s and chimes, the Fox shuts the door and takes his lunch outside. He sits down in the park for a while , free from the structure of time. As he exhales he thinks that he’s tipping the scales while the boats in the ponds fill the wind in their sails. But (oh!) ain’t it funny how it flattens the tummy, when you’re breathing in and the world it spins?

It’s the little hands that keep the big hands running, so won’t you put your hand in mine as we mark the passage of time. It’s the little hands that keep the big hands running, so won’t you put your hand in mine as we watch the days unwind.

At a quarter to Six when everything has been fixed and all the springs and rings have been sorted and mixed it’s time to give the clocks a wind just to keep the daily grind. As he enters the gate his little cubs appear, oh they pounce and they hug him shouting “daddy dear!” and that’s how you unwind from the keeping of time and what keeps a Fox ticking away inside.

It’s the little hands that keep the big hands running, so won’t you put your hand in mine as we mark the passage of time. It’s the little hands that keep the big hands running, so won’t you put your hand in mine as we watch the days unwind.

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released April 20, 2015

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