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Who Can Cheer A Clown

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Lyrics: Mike Graszyk
Vocals: John Newman
Composed, arranged & mixed by Steffen Offermann

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EDIT 22nd April 2011: This is the final version.

WHO CAN CHEER A CLOWN?

This is the ring where I learned to dance
And dream of romance
Here are the stands where the patrons go
Loving my show

But I’d like to whisper to a child
That there’s no ounce of meaning in this smile
It’s a worthless painted mask
So people never choose to ask what’s wrong

But now I must laugh on
You can’t tell I’m crying
As my soul is dying
And when the songs fade out
No one seems to wonder
Who can cheer a clown?

These are my friends, we all look alike
Under the lights
Here is our car, we all fit inside
For one lonely ride

But I’d love to leave this giant tent
Pound my heels along the cracked cement
Fly away without a trace
Wash off the makeup on my face tonight

I don’t wish to juggle swords
Loud applause is no reward
For the man who’s sadder than he first appears
Now the lion tamer’s tired
Acrobats fall off the wire
All the circus magic slowly disappears

Guest said

Really good song this.

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Tharek Ali Mokbul said

Such a good song!!

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Tharek Ali Mokbul said

It's a Winner! Clowns and all!

Guest said

Really, really nice

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Orphans said

b-o-w-i-e! (ish)...huge fan here

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Greeny (Outta Here) said

This is a rough demo?! Sounds perfect to me...!

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Greeny (Outta Here) said

I love this! Sounds like Bowie doing the vox! A beautiful, mysterious track that reminds me a bit of the songs from 'Cabaret'. It's completely wonderful.

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thetworegs said

Another touch of class and another critic"."................mmmm.........mmmmmm.......no I have got one

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