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Carnival Song

The singer cries for people's lies
He will sing for the day to bring him night
The circus burns in carnival flames
And for a while you won't know my name at all
But sing and dance and love for pennies and gold

The juggling clown smiles to me
And every frown we agree is glad
The nighttime comes to bring the bums
From Bowery heat to crimson streets of wine
But magic lands will never touch our sands

Your children smile in single file
They learn mistakes that others make
They see although they cannot know
The needs they'll need to have their greed grow wild
But dance and sing, for others bring the shame
And for a while you won't know my name

Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley Music ASCAP

Released 1967 Elektra Records - “Goodbye and Hello”

Running time 3:12


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