Caleb Hines - The Memoirs Of Clockwork Man

from by Various Artists

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London.
1885.
A time of great darkness.
A time for a hero.
Clockwork Man.

A crazy inventor created me,
Out of spare parts on his shelf;
Then he decided he hated me,
Leaving me all by myself.

I didn't know,
Where I ought to go,
My gears didn't know what to do.

Later that night,
They told me to fight,
For the rights of the humans like you.

And now I'm Clockwork Man: I'm a crime-fighting automaton!
Clockwork Man: I'm a hero you can depend upon!
Clockwork Man - if you take me apart,
You'll find that Clockwork Man wasn't built with a heart.

Now I recount how one special case,
I teamed up with Sherlock Holmes;
And we discovered the hiding place,
Of the Psionic Gnomes.

As he fell entranced,
I bravely advanced,
Into the battle alone;

To quickly destroy,
Their latest employ,
An army of Frankenstein clones.

Because I'm Clockwork Man: I'm a crime-fighting automaton!
Clockwork Man: I'm a hero you can depend upon!
Clockwork Man - if you take me apart,
You'll find that Clockwork Man wasn't built with a heart.

'Cause hearts aren't needed if you're a hero,
Emotions hold you back and get in your way.
You can't have friends when you're at ground zero,
But sometimes I wonder...
Sometimes I wonder...

Captain Von Billiard's my nemesis,
Flying his Airship of Doom
Threat'ning the city with viruses,
And locking a girl in a room.

The hero, he thought,
Would fall for his plot,
And rescue the girl from her fate.

The gears in my head,
Said "Leave her for dead,
Burn the airship before its too late!"

Because I'm Clockwork Man: I'm a crime-fighting automaton!
Clockwork Man: I'm a hero you can depend upon!
Clockwork Man - if you take me apart,
You'll find that Clockwork Man wasn't built with a heart.

credits

from SpinTunes #1: Round 1, released June 25, 2010
"Ticking" sound effect by Mike Koenig, downloaded from free-loops.com/download-free-loop-7410.html, and used by the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution.

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