"Sunburn" - Reasoning: Sunburn peels when healing, to get rid of damaged skin tissue. Thus, it peels to heal the pain of the sunburn.
"A Clock" - Reasoning: Seeing the time on a clock can bring you relief, (e.g. your work shift nearly being over), a curse, (e.g. how long you still have left of a work shift), or simple clarification of what time it is. A clock is always running but always returns to where it began, to repeat. Thus, it is stuck in a loop. And as punching at work, appointments, taking to children to daycare, watching a film at the cinema, et cetera, all require you to be at a place at a certain time, time, which you read on a clock, does rule your life. The only exception is when you do not have a schedule to keep. And traditionally, clocks are usually placed on a wall, above eye level, so many people can look at it to see the time
"Lampost" - Reasoning: Often, a street lampost will be a source of light above paths that are often travelled at night, hence it the reference to this lonely light guiding you on paths through the darkness.