Carnival (song)

I went to the carnival
I could not ignore the smell
Of hot buttered popcorn
And tooth-rotting cotton candy

I went to the carnival
My body was bent to hell
In the hall of twisted mirrors
I was just a shell

I saw the children smile
It brought back mem-ries of old
But you know they seemed
Like only a minute ago

The tamer was chairing a lion
A little girl was cryin;
I touched her head and said
There were days when I wished I was dead

Oh who am I but a clown
Who went through life with a frown
I’ll smile just once for you
For we might not meet again

I saw the fortune teller
At the bank on my way to the show
"Your account is overdrawn" she said
"We’ll miss you as you go"

A Gypsy wanted to dance
With a stilt man she had in a trance
On back lot 43
So sure that life is real

Break a leg if you must
For soon the fat lady sings
These lights go out forever
And here the weeds will grow

I don’t know what they told you
What’s a dream and what is real
You got a life
You got a soul and
You’d better learn to feel

(fade out):
You got a life
You got a soul and
You’d better learn to feel
You got a life
You got a soul and
You’d better learn to feel
You’d better learn to feel
You’d better learn to feel

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