"Tick Tock" is the third track from Joji's 2020 album Nectar. The song touches on the subtle theme of time, forever disappearing and wreaking havoc on everything we try to keep close and dear.
Joji released his second studio album "Nectar" on September 25, 2020. The album's original release date was delayed in July 2020 due to Covid-19. This is his return to music after 2018's BALLADS 1.
Time is one of the biggest forces of "change" that creates so much upheaval in our personal lives. But it's not the fault of time. How we manage and manage time and what changes it brings about is entirely up to us. However, juggling multiple balls such as personal success, self-fulfillment, family, relationships, and everything else can be too difficult.
"Tick Tock" lyrics and song review
In these lyrics, Joji tries to make sense of the passing time around him. As much as we would like time to slow down or stop completely, this is not possible in the area of the world that we know. Therefore, everything, good and bad, always escapes. There is no present, only a series of events that change very quickly. Joji's call to God will definitely go unanswered.
In the song's chorus, Joji talks to his girlfriend about what time can bring to their relationship - which is "change". So, he begs his girlfriend to stay the same and have the same feelings she has for him now and in the future.
In the second verse of the song, the inevitable happened. Joji claims to have hit the jackpot, possibly referring to the success of his career. But, of course, it was not possible to balance him - he lost the girl. Now that he has all the big money, he begins to doubt that he wanted this for his life. His weakness was the love of his music, which devoured his whole life. He has his priorities mixed up and feels bad about his current situation. But, as we said earlier, "time" itself did not cause Joji this heartache. The singer has chosen his own path. Joji ends the verse by bringing up a question that will probably go unanswered as well; 'does she still love him?'