Hourglass symbolizes that Michelle is running out of time.

Running Out of Time

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Recorded at an R Band gig at Travis AFB, California in

(lyrics & music by Chris Watson, Copyright ©.)

Michelle comes back to Manny's place to crash after she has been out all night running wild.

[intro]
Doorbell rings at three o'clock in the morning:

[verse]
It's my friend Michelle standing at the door.
The bars are closed, and she needs a place to sleep.
I let her in with a feeling of regret;
I hate to see her running out of time.

[chorus]
And you know, I still care and always will no matter what.
She's my friend, but I won't help her self-destruct!

[bridge]
Sleep so near to her, but without any touch,
staring at her face, dreaming of her embrace.

[instrumental verse, repeat chorus & bridge]

[verse]
She wants me to be a friend and help her run around.
How can I convince her she's running out of time?
Yes I want to help her, but not the way she wants.
She's bent on destruction and running out of time.

[chorus]
And you know, I still care and always will no matter what.
She's my friend, but I won't help her self-destruct!

[bridge]
Sleep, my love so near and yet so far.
It breaks my heart, but I can't be a part of this.