the circus

THE CIRCUS: 2008

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THE GARDEN

And the fishermen came back across the water

And the people started running in the park

And the city stopped

As I held you in my arms

We could here the sound of sirens all around us

And the scent of burning oil was in the air

And the music played

And it felt so good to hear

This is the life we’ve been given

So open your mind and start living

We can play a part

If we only start believing

There’s a stranger on the hill and he is speaking

As the tears from every cloud begin to fall

For one moment then

We understood it all

Everyone, everyone. Can you hear the soldiers coming

Everyone, everyone, every man and every woman

We all fall. In the end we’re just miracles of matter

So come on. Let me love you

This is the life we’ve been given

So open your mind and start living

We can play a part

If we only start believing

This is the life we’ve been given

So open your heart and start loving

We can make a start

If we only learn to listen

Then the crowd began to head for the horizon

A million people walking back to work

But you and me

We just lay down in the garden

Yeah you and me. We just lay down in the garden

 

This is the life we’ve been given

So open your mind and start living

We can play a part

If we only start believing

Yeah this is the life we’ve been given

So open your heart and start loving

We can make a start

If we only learn to listen

You and me

We just lay down in the garden

Yeah. The garden

GREATEST DAY

Today this could be the greatest day of our lives

Before it all ends before we run out of time

Stay close to me, stay close to me

Watch the world come alive tonight

Stay close to me

 

Tonight this could be the greatest night of our lives

Let’s make a new start, the future is ours to find

Can you see it? Can you see it in my eyes?

Can you feel it now?

Can you hold it in your arms tonight?

 

Hold on hold on

Hold on hold on

Tonight (Hold on hold on)

 

Stay close to me (hold on)

Stay close to me

Watch the world come alive tonight

Stay close to me

Hold your head high (hold on)

Arms open wide

Yeah, the world starts to come alive

When you stay close to me

 

Today this could be the greatest day of our lives

Today this could be the greatest day of our lives

 

Oh and the world comes alive

And the world comes alive

And the world comes alive

Ohhhhh

Stay close to me (and the world comes)

Stay close to me (and the world comes)

Watch the world come alive tonight

Stay close to me

Oooh and the world comes alive

And the world comes alive

Watch the world come alive tonight

Stay close to me

Ohhhhh

HELLO

I’d watch the world go buy in the morning

And lose myself in the news

Looks like the cost of houses are falling

But I don’t notice

I’d write a long love song with no meaning

And hope nobody would hear

A life of filter coffee and dreaming. Dreaming

Never thought that anyone could change my view

But everything looks different

When I’m looking around with you

Glad you took the time to say hello (hello)

Now I don’t ever wanna let you go (oh no)

All the bells are ringing out

And all the birds are singing now

Glad you took the time to say hello

I’d lock myself away in the evening

Afraid to ever come out

Watch TV and get lost in my feelings. Feelings

Never thought that anyone could change my view

But everything looks different

When I’m looking around with you

Glad you took the time to say hello (hello)

Now I don’t ever wanna let you go (Oh no)

All the bells are ringing out

All the birds are singing now

Glad you took the time to say hello

It’s a lovely day. It’s a lovely day

Never thought that anyone could change my view

But everything looks different when I’m looking with you

Glad you took the time to say hello (Oh hello)

Now I don’t ever wanna let you go (Let you go)

All the bells are ringing out

And all the birds are singing now

Glad you took the time to say hello, hello (hello, hello)

Hello (hello, hello)

All the bells are ringing out

And all the birds are singing now

Glad you took the time to say hello, hello

 

SAID IT ALL

When the tears fall away

And there’s no conversation

There’s nothing left to break

That’s not already broken

You’re staring into space

And every inch of silence

Been standing here for days

And days

Said it all

Nothing to say at all

Nothing to say that matters

Haven’t we heard enough

Said it all

Nothing to say at all

Nothing to say that matters

Doesn’t matter, anymore

In the sudden light of day

No weight of expectation

The hurt begins to fade

As you find a new direction

Been talking here for days

And days, and days

 

Said it all

Nothing to say at all

Nothing to say that matters

Haven’t we heard enough

Said it all

Nothing to say at all

Nothing to say that matters

Doesn’t matter, anymore

All of the miles of words we’ve spoken

All of the lines that got away

Didn’t we take the time to say them all

 

All of the miles of words we’ve spoken

All of the lines that got away

Didn’t we take the time to say them all

Said it all

Nothing to say at all

Nothing to say that matters

Haven’t we heard enough

Said it all

Nothing to say at all

Nothing to say that matters

Haven’t we said it all

 

JULIE

Julie, what’s your problem

Wont you tell me

What’s going on

Cause there’s a dark cloud

Hanging over you

You’ve been down, down, down

For too long. You used to sing

Sha-la-lal-la-la-la. I want you

Sing sha-la-la-la-la-la. I do

There’s a band outside

And they’re playing now

For you, for you

 

Julie, come to your window

Don’t let your problems

Spoil the view

It’s not a good day

To cry today

So come on

Change, change, change

Come through the door, you used to sing

 

Sha-la-lal-la-la-la. I want you

Sing sha-la-la-la-la-la. I do

There’s a band outside

And they’re playing now for you

You used to sing

Sha-la-lal-la-la-la. I want you

Sing sha-la-la-la-la-la. I do

There’s a band outside

And they’re playing now

For you, for you

 

Why, why, why

Do you cry, cry, cry

You should know by now

That the sun comes out for you

Why, why, why

Do you cry, cry, cry

You should know now

That the sun comes out for you

That the sun comes out for you

You used to sing

Sha-la-lal-la-la-la. I want you

Sing sha-la-la-la-la-la. I do

Well there’s a band outside

And they’re playing now for you

You used to sing

Sha-la-lal-la-la-la. I want you

Sing sha-la-la-la-la-la. I do

There’s a band outside

And they’re playing now

For you, for you

Sha-la-la-la-la-la. I want you

Sing sha-la-la-la-la-la. I do

 

THE CIRCUS

Silence please ‘cos I’ve got something to say

And I’m going round in circles every day

The more I shout the more I hesitate

Now that you’re gone, now that you’re gone

Stand up please ’til I’m done losing my mind

And I’ve thanked you all just one too many times

The more we fall the harder we must climb

Now that you’re gone, now that you’re gone

 

‘Cos everybody loves a circus show

but I’m the only clown you’ll ever know

And now you can applaud my best mistake

I love you was too many words to say, to say

Silence please ‘cos I’ve got something to say

And before the music takes you all away

I never thought I’d leave it all so late

Now that you’re gone, oh you’re gone

 

Yeah everybody loves a circus show

But i’m the only clown you’ll ever know

And now you can applaud my best mistake

I love was too many words to say

I love was too many words to say, to say

I never thought I’d leave it all so late

Now that you’re gone, oh you’re gone

Yeah everybody loves a circus show

But I’m the only clown you’ll ever know

Now you can applaud my best mistake

I love was too many words to say

I love was too many words to say, to say

 

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS

Just the other day

Somebody said to me

Hey maybe you’re just slightly schizophrenic

And a little out of reach my friend

I said « Yes, that’s partly true » but jokes aside

I can explain, it’s just my way of keeping track

With living on this planet

Now then, have you turned on your TV

Have you seen reality

Have you found the programme that

You’ve spent your whole life looking for

There’s a girl in Camden town

Indecision makes her frown

Which dress would she wear today

And wich way should she smile at me

How did it come to this

How did it ever come to this

All this noise and all these lights

All this talking through the night

All this expectation now it’s making me neurotic

Tell me, have I seen your face before

I forgot to say hello

Thought I’d made it clear now

That I’ve always been a smiler, tell me

How did it come to this

How did it ever come to this

How did it come to this

How did it ever come to this

Sometimes it’s like I’m a world away

Sometimes I feel a world away

Just the other day somebody said to me

Hey maybe you are oh so slightly OCD

A little out of reach my friend

I said « yes, that’s partly true » but jokes aside

Please stay with me

It’s just my way of compartmentalising

All the things I see

How did it come to this

How did it ever come to this

How did it come to this

How did it ever come to this

 

UP ALL NIGHT

Sometimes I see your face, looking at me

All your love and grace, smiling at me

All the things we had, but never understood

At times it cuts me up, thinking of you

All the hopes I’ve got, wasted on you

All the talks we had, never did no good

Oh maybe, I don’t need you to save me

I just want you to help me

‘Cos you’re keeping me up all night

I’m so tired of waiting

Waiting here for nothing

I should be up all night with you

 

Pour another glass

while I watch the bottle disappear

While I watch the morning light appear

Thinking about you

Oh maybe, I don’t need you to save me

I just want you to help me

‘Cos you’re keeping me up all night

I’m so tired of waiting

Waiting here for nothing

I should be up all night

Oh maybe, I don’t need you to save me

I just want you to help me

‘Cos you’re keeping me up all night

I’m so tired of waiting

Waiting here for nothing

I should be up all night with you

I met this girl last night and she said

« Why won’t you marry me »

He met this girl last night and she said

« Why won’t you marry me »

But I’m too young for that, too dumb for that

Too broke for that, too tired for that

Too proud for that and I’m too gone for that

But would you like to come back to my flat

Oh maybe, I don’t need you to save me

I just want you to help me

‘Cos you’re keeping me up all night

I’m so tired of waiting

Waiting here for nothing

I should be up all night

 

Oh maybe (oh maybe)

I don’t need you to save me

(don’t need you to save me)

I just want you to help me

(I just want you to help me)

‘Cos you’re keeping me up all night

(Why won’t you do that for me)

I’m so tired of wating

Waiting here for nothing

Should be up all night with you

 

WHAT IS LOVE

Is it a truth or is it a fear

Is it a rose for my valentine

What is love

Is it only words

I’m trying to find

Or is it the way that we’re feeling now

What is love

If love is truth

Then let it break my heart

If love is fear

Lead me to the dark

If love is a game

I’m playing all my cards

What is love

What is love

A pain or a cure

A science of faith

A reason to fall to your knees and die

What is love

If love is truth

Then let it break my heart

If love is fear

Lead me to the dark

If love is a game

I’m playing all my cards

What is love

Love, love, love

Only you can save me now

Only you can heal me now

Only you can show me now

What is love

Oh is it a truth or is it a fear

Is it a rose for my valentine

What is love

What is love

 

YOU

It’s not a spark that gives me light

It’s not the days

I’m up all night

It isn’t a story I have read

Or a picture in my head

It’s not the world that pulls me through

It wasn’t a question before I knew

Was just an answer here by my side

I found it out just in time

It’s you

Yeah it’s you

Give me your hurt, if you’re feeling pain

Tell me your secrets, I’ll keep them safe

Give me your love mixed up with sin

In every part of everything

It’s you

Yeah it’s you

From now ’til the end

From now ’til the end

From now ’til the end, my friend

It’s a moment of glory

My one and only

It’s you

Oh yeah, it’s you

It’s you (x4)

It’s you, just you

It’s you

 

HOLD UP A LIGHT

You can dance if you like

You can sing every line of every song

No, you don’t have to steal the show

It was your show all along

As the orchestra plays

The people take their seats

There’s no room left in this house

It’s only you and me

And if life is your stage

I’ll be watching

Hold up a light for me (x3)

Hold up a light for me oh

I’ll be watching you

Hold up a light for me (x3)

Hold up a light for me oh

I’ll be watching you

And everything that you do

As we start

Rehearsing every scene

The words to everything

We realize that the crowd is listening

And then the tears fall down on your face

At exactly the right place

As the people start to stand up in the aisles

You can hear the sound of violins

On every street tonight

You can see all lovers dancing round

I’ll be watching

Hold up a light for me (x3)

Hold up a light for me oh

I’ll be watching you

Hold up a light for me (x3)

Hold up a light for me oh

I’ll be watching you

 

All things you see

End up where they should be

All things you see

End up where they should be

Hold up a light for me, hold up a light (x3)

Hold up a light for me, hold up a light for me

Hold up a light for me, hold up a light (x2)

‘Cos I’m loving you and I’m loving this

Hold up a light for me, hold up a light (x2)

A light for me

I’ll be watching you

I’ll be watching you

 

HERE

Up and down, our love a merry-go-round

You went your way, I went my way

Said you’ll see me down life’s highway

Not black or white

As crystal clear as a cloudy night

Travelling only made me lonely

I was only home when you held me

 

Yeah it’s a hell, a hell of a time

To emerge from the shadows

Yeah it’s a hell, a hell of a time

To come knocking at my door

And it’s here, where I’ve come home to

Right here, everything I hold on to

Is here, all the things I keep so dear

 

Flying home tonight

As far away as a satellite

Keeping your heart in my pocket

Hope the God that I don’t drop it

Yeah it’s a hell, a hell of a time

To emerge from the shadows

Yeah it’s a hell, a hell of a time

To come bursting through my door

And it’s here, where I’ve come home to

Right here, everything I hold on to

Is here, all the things I keep so dear are here

Oh what a time to come back

Oh what a time to come back

Oh what a time to come back

Oh what a time

Up and down, our love a merry-go-round

You went your way, I went my way

Said you’ll see me down life’s highway

Yeah it’s a hell, a hell of a time

To emerge from the shadows

Yeah it’s a hell, a hell of a time

To come knocking at my door

And it’s here, where I’ve come home to

Right here, everything I hold on to

Is here, all the things I keep so dear are here

Everybody’s talking now

Everybody’s walking round

Everybody’s dreaming about here

Everybody’s talking now

Everybody’s walking round

Everybody’s dreaming about here

It’s here, here

SHE SAID 

My love was filled with trouble,

With indecision, therapy and pain.

You know that my love, it was going nowhere.

It would have driven any normal man insane.

Oh but then she said she wanted to dance,

She said she wanted to move, she said she wanted a good time,

Girl I think I love you.

My love as bad as fast food, as low as deuces in a gambler’s hand.

You know that my love was long gone and over,

I ain’t got no houses, and no money and no land.

Oh but then she said she wanted to dance,

She said she wanted to move, she said she wanted a good time,

Girl I think I love you.

Shake it, everybody now shake it,

Everybody just step to the right,

Jump up turn, around and shake it.

Everybody now boogie, everybody now boogie,

Everybody put your hands in the air, turn around , everybody let’s boogie.

 

My love was filled with trouble,

With indecision, therapy and pain.

You know that my love, it was going nowhere.

It would have driven any normal man insane.

Oh but then she said she wanted to dance,

She said she wanted to move, she said she wanted a good time,

Girl I think I love you.

Oh but then she said she wanted to dance,

She said she wanted to move, she said she wanted a good time,

Girl I think I love you.

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