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What's this song??

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Notasyoungasiwas · 27/02/2022 20:39

Help! I am trying to remember a song and have googled it to death with no luck. The lyrics are something like "The clock strikes upon the wall, you turn around and he's six feet tall" Please tell me someone knows - it's driving me mad!

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SirVixofVixHall · 27/02/2022 20:41

Oh. That is vaguely familiar to me too but I have no idea. Can you think of an era ?

SirVixofVixHall · 27/02/2022 20:43

I am thinking an eighties band ?

milleniumhandandprawn · 27/02/2022 20:44

"I wanna dance with somebody" starts a bit like that?

theyhavenothingbuttheaudacity · 27/02/2022 20:45

I know the song but can't think of the name

Notasyoungasiwas · 27/02/2022 20:45

No idea what decade it's from. I remember hearing it about ten years ago - it sounded like an older song. Aah - it's driving me insane!

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theyhavenothingbuttheaudacity · 27/02/2022 20:45

I think it's turn your back and they're ten feet tall if that helps

Notasyoungasiwas · 27/02/2022 20:46

The lyrics are from the middle-ish of the song

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HippyChickMama · 27/02/2022 21:04

Ten Feet Tall by The Devil Makes Three?

Notasyoungasiwas · 27/02/2022 21:38

Thanks Hippy, but no not that.

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theyhavenothingbuttheaudacity · 27/02/2022 22:28

This is driving me mad ....I feel as though it may be sung by a warbly female singer but can't think who

Notasyoungasiwas · 28/02/2022 17:27

Yes!! A bit folk-y maybe?

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theyhavenothingbuttheaudacity · 28/02/2022 18:10

It's so annoying as I can sing it but still I can't remember the name of it!

FatimaLovesBread · 28/02/2022 18:27

Simply Red -Shine on?

Notasyoungasiwas · 02/03/2022 13:58

Thanks Fatima but no

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DrFoxtrot · 02/03/2022 14:06

Electronic'Get the message' ?

WhenDovesFly · 02/03/2022 14:53

New Box of People by Lee Hazlewood has this sentence in Verse 2:

"And the clock on the wall ticks nine feet tall"

Notasyoungasiwas · 02/03/2022 19:38

WhenDovesFly Thanks - but no, not that one

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Notasyoungasiwas · 02/03/2022 19:39

DrFoxtrot Nope,not that one

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Notasyoungasiwas · 02/03/2022 19:39

This is driving me maaaaadddd! 😩

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Anoisagusaris · 02/03/2022 19:41

Are you sure it’s not Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody?

‘Clock strikes upon the hour, and the sun begins to fade’

Myunicornis · 02/03/2022 19:41


It's so annoying as I can sing it but still I can't remember the name of it!

Download Soundhound and sing what you know into it. It will tell you the song and artist.
Notasyoungasiwas · 02/03/2022 19:43

Anoisagusaris No definitely not that

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ChicCroissant · 02/03/2022 19:48

Living on the Ceiling? I'm so tall, I'm so tall ....

Notasyoungasiwas · 02/03/2022 19:54

Myunicornis Thanks for suggesting that. I've tried but with no luck I'm afraid

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ChicCroissant · 02/03/2022 19:54

Sunrise, Sunset also has the line 'when did he get to be so tall', but preceded by the line 'when did she get to be a beauty' so nothing clock-like there at all!

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