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Circus Song

Inedit - 01/01/2995

Bruce Springsteen

The machinist climbs his ferris wheel like a brave
The fire eater's lyin' in a pool of sweat victim of the heatwave
Behind the tent the leatherboy tightens his legs
On the sword swallower's blade
Circus town's on the shortwave

Well the runway lies ahead like a great false dawn
Oh fat lady, Big Mama, Missy Bimbo, sits in her chair and yawns
And the man-beast lies in his cage sniffin' popcorn
The midget licks his fingers and suffers Missy Bimbo's scorn
The circus town's been born

Whoa and the press-roll drummer go, ballerina to-and-fro
Cart-wheelin' up on the tightrope
With a cannon blast, lightning flash, moving fast through
The tent Mars bent, he's gonna miss his fall
Oh God save the human cannonball

And the flying Zambini's watch Marguerita do her neck twist
The ringmaster gets the crowd to count along
Ninety-five, ninety-six....ninety-seven
And behind the tent half bent money spent
With his wet make-up drippin on the ground
There's a half-smile half-frown goin' down
Oh Jesus sent some sweet women to save all the clowns

And circus boy dances like a monkey crossed barbed wire
And the barker romances with a junkie, she's got a flat tyre
And the elephants dance real funky, and the band plays like a jungle fire
Circus town's on the live wire

And strongman lifts the midget, up on his shoulders
Up above the liars
Hear the liars whisperin' to the Barker
Hear the liars checkin' out the centre ring
Hear the liars checkin' out the trapeze ring
Oh hear the liars, feel their fire
Oh hear the liars, they're so scared of dying
Well anybody wanna try the big top
All aboard, Nebraska's our next stop

Nombre d'interprétations live : 11
Première interprétation : 01/12/1972
Dernière interprétation : 02/06/1973

Nombre d'Interprétations par Tournée

Greetings From Asbury Park Tour11
The Wild And Innocent Tour 
Born To Run Tour 
The Chicken Scratch Tour 
The Lawsuit Tour 
Darkness Tour 
The River Tour 
Born In The USA Tour 
Tunnel Of Love Express Tour 
Amnesty International Tour 
Human Touch Tour 
Solo Acoustic Tour 
Reunion Tour 
The Rising Tour 
Vote For Change Tour 
Devils & Dust Acoustic Tour 
Seeger Sessions Tour 
Magic Tour 
Working Tour 
Wrecking Ball Tour 
High Hopes Tour 
The River Tour 2016