“Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day”

Time, Pink Floyd

These lyrics contain a reference to a particular hour of the day. The list created by The Human Clock was invaluable.


“Midnight suns bid moors farewell, retreats from charging dusk”

Grendel, Marillion

“Then it’s twelve o’clock And the last bus is gone”

The Party, Marillion

“Midnight: she sing praises in the hall to saintly faces hallowed be thy names she can’t recall”

Suite Sister Mary, Queensryche

“And the twelve o’clock gloom Spins the room, you struggle on your way”

Life is a Long Song, Jethro Tull


“It’s 2am and it’s raining again And I’m feeling tired in my heart”

2am, Pendragon


“Good morning, it’s 3am in this great roaring…”

Neurotica, King Crimson


“A city scene I can’t explain The Seine alone at 4am The Seine alone at 4am The insane alone at 4am”

Neal and Jack and Me, King Crimson

“Four am in the morning Carried away by a moonlight shadow “

Moonlight Shadow, Mike Oldfield

“Four in the morning Sat in the kitchen Keys on the table Went out for a drive He didn’t know Where he was going Didn’t know If he was alive”

These Chains, Marillion


“Every day at 5 am If you’re down or in a mess Get off on Angelina “

Angelina, Marillion


“It’s six o’clock Good morning sounds are everywhere The warmth of spring, a gentle breeze blows through my hair”

Pieces of Eight, Styx

“”Six o’clock on a Christmas morning…” “And for what?” “Well, isn’t it for the honor of God, Aunt Kate?” “I know all about the honor of God, Mary Jane.” “

6:00, Dream Theater


“I get up at seven, yeah “

Working Man, Rush


“Pussy Willow — down fir-lined avenue Brushing the sleep from her young woman eyes. Runs for the train — see, eight o’clock’s coming Cutting dreams down to size again.”

Pussy Willow, Jethro Tull


“…and I go to work at nine.”

Working Man, Rush

“Friday morning at nine o’clock she is far away Waiting to keep the appointment she made Meeting a man from the motor trade”

She’s Leaving Home, The Beatles


“It’s one o’clock and time for lunch, When the sun beats down and I lie on the bench I can always hear them talk.”

I know what I like, Genesis


“I get home at five o’clock And I take myself out a nice, cold beer Always seem to be wond’rin’ Why there’s nothin’ goin’ down here”

Working Man, Rush


“It’s six o’clock in the tower blocks Stalagmites of culture shock And the trippers of the light fantastic, bow down, hoe-down Spray their pheromones on this perfume uniform”

Heart of Lothian, Marillion

“Your little sister baby-sits, your husband picks you up at six”

Lady Nina, Marillion

“Sunday at six when they close both the gates a widowed pair, still sitting there, “

For absent friends, Genesis


“Midnight: she sing praises in the hall to saintly faces hallowed be thy names she can’t recall”

Suite Sister Mary, Queensryche

“Came the ten o’clock curfew. She said, “I must start my car. I’m staying with someone I met last night in a bar.””

Summerday Sands, Jethro Tull

Somedays you just wake up and you don’t have any real sense of direction, you just can’t find the will to get up and go through with it all, your next allotted 24 hour slice of destiny.

The Perception of Johnny Punter, Fish