The Clown

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lyrics

Once when I was five years old
They volunteered me at the magic show
The clown made quarters tumble out of my ears
I felt like cryin’ but the audience cheered

Now there’s nothing I would rather do
Than get you in a pair of big red shoes
Paint cheap tears on your made-up face
Won’t you step right up, come and see my place

You should never bend a bough that you wouldn’t break
You should never lay a trap that you couldn’t escape
I’m gonna leave you tomorrow, can I love you today
Why’d you fall in love with the clown anyway

Don’t go
I will hang up this old act someday, you know

Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my substance hid
You drag it to the surface like a drowning child
It dives back down with a deadbolt smile

Oh, discount doctor, solve me please
This baited affection has me ill at ease
If the will won’t act, I’ll miss my cue
She wrote me a prescription and referred me to you

You should never kiss a mouth that you wouldn’t feed
You should never claim a victory you couldn’t concede
I’m gonna hurt you tomorrow, can I hold you today
Why’d you fall in love with the clown anyway

Don’t go
I will hang up this old act someday, you know

I will hang up this old act
But not until you get the punchline

There you go

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from Winter Lite EP, released November 7, 2015

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