Hal Ketchum - Five O'Clock World Lyrics

Hal Ketchum Past the Point of Rescue cover art
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Up ev'ry morning just to keep a job
I gotta fight my way through the hustling mob,
Sounds of the city pounding in my brain
While another day goes down the drain.
But it's a five o'clock world when the whistle blows,
No one owns a piece of my time.
And there's a five o'clock me inside my clothes,
Thinking that the world looks fine. Yeah! Adalee!

Trading my time for the pay I get
Living on the money that I ain't made yet,
Gotta keep goin' gotta make my way
But I live for the end of the day.
'Cause it's a five o'clock world when the whistle blows,
No one owns a piece of my time.
And there's a long haired girl who waits, I know,
To ease my troubled mind. Yeah! Adalee!

In the shelter of her arms ev'rything's o.k.
She talks and the world goes slipping away,
And I know the reason I can still go on
When ev'ry other reason is gone.
In my five o'clock world she waits for me,
Nothing else matters at all.
'Cause ev'ry time my baby smiles at me,
I know that it's all worthwhile, yeah
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Small Town Saturday Night
  • 2 I Know Where Love Lives
  • 3 Old Soldiers
  • 4 Somebody's Love
  • 5 Past the Point of Rescue
  • 6 Five O'Clock World
  • 7 I Miss My Mary
  • 8 Don't Strike a Match (to the Book of Love)
  • 9 Long Day Comin'
  • 10 She Found the Place


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Allen Reynolds
    album: Track 6 in album Past the Point of Rescue
    release date: 1991-5-7
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 3:04
    Album Information
    label: Curb Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 715187745025
    script: Latin