January 19, 2019

Somewhere a Clock is Killing

Happy Wednesday, dark passengers! Over the last few days, I’ve been listening to a ton of music because I have a day job editing right now. (I know, you’d never know it from the condition of my posts here…) One song on my work playlist has a haunting melody, but I’d never really paid much attention to the lyrics…until last night, that is.

I have to say, I might be a touch disturbed by it. Not because the lyrics are so much worse than anything else out there, but because the lyrics echoed the sentiments of a serial killer.

At least, that’s how it sounds to me.

The song in question is “Somewhere a Clock is Ticking” by Snow Patrol. Here are some of the lines that have me thinking serial killer, even when I didn’t have Dexter and Criminal Minds on the brain:

  • “I could do most anything to you…”
  • “Don’t you breath”
  • “You can’t leave”
  • “Doors slam shut”

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that those lines in and of themselves aren’t exactly the same thing as singing about outright murdering people, but when you consider there are very few lyrics in the song at all, well…you tell me.

Below you’ll find a fan video someone posted on YouTube for Somewhere a Clock is Ticking. This is one is about Sylar from Heroes, but I found tons more, including a disturbing unrequited love fan vid about Morgan and Reid on Criminal Minds. I selected this one because, well, the subject matter fits with my discussion and I was too distracted by the homoerotic subtext in the Criminal Minds video. (And the ones without anything to look at on the screen were boring to me)

So feel free to check out the other creations, but please do let me know your thoughts on the underlying meaning of the song before you go.

Grrr…Okay, so the Sylar fan vid doesn’t allow embedding so you have to go to YouTube to watch it there. So, instead, I actually bring you the Criminal Minds fan vid of this song below. Sorry. Try not to be distracted like I was! ;)


“Let your dark passenger come out to play…Be your own nemesis!”

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Jen Whitten is a paranormal researcher and writer, specializing in psychic development, Empaths, modern day vampirism and dealing with entities. She regularly discusses the paranormal realm, as well as the dark inner workings of the mind.


  1. star7 says:

    It sounds like he’s holding her captive! I can picture her all tied up.

  2. *nesa* says:

    hahah! This is perfect! Wow! I totally got it. Yeah. Just those lyrics, with no others, repeated… could be a perfect song for a serial killer’s setting. It embodies two people alone in a room together, one is in a position of power and dominance and control over the other’s life, over their sense of safety. It’s awesome.