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Wild Billy's Circus Story

Bruce Springsteen1984年8月21日

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WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

 

The machinist climbs his Ferris wheel like a braid

And the fire-eater's lyin' in a pool of sweat victim of the heat wave

Behind the tent the hired hand 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

Fat lady big mama Missy Bimbo sits in her chair and yawns

And the man-beast lies in his cage sniffin' popcorn

 

And the midget licks his fingers and suffers Missy Bimbo's scorn

Circus town's been born

And a press roll drummer go ballerina to-and-fro cartwheelin' up on that tightrope

With a cannon blast lightnin' flash movin' fast through the tent Mars-bent

He's gonna miss his fall oh God save the human cannonball

 

And the flyin' Zambinis watch Margarita do her neck twist

 

And the ringmaster gets the crowd to count along: 95 96 97

A ragged suitcase in his hand he steals silently away from the circus grounds

And the highway's haunted by the carnival sounds

They dance like a great greasepaint ghost on the wind

 

A man in baggy pants a lonely face a crazy grin

Runnin' home to some small Ohio town

Jesus send some good women to save all your clowns

And Circus Boy dances like a monkey on barbed wire

And the barker romances with a junkie she's got a flat tire

And now the elephants dance real funky and the band plays like a jungle fire

Circus town's on the live wire

 

And the strong man Samson lifts the midget little Tiny Tim up on his shoulders way up

And carries him on down the midway past the kids past the sailors to his dimly lit trailer

And the Ferris wheel turns and turns like it ain't ever gonna stop

And the circus boss leans over and whispers into the little boy's ear

"Hey son you want to try the big top

All aboard Nebraska's our next stop"

 

***歌詞來自第三方***