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Clown of the Sunset

Poetry By: arun
Song lyrics


for AlyssaEve's contest


Submitted:Aug 9, 2011    Reads: 57    Comments: 17    Likes: 6   


CLOWN OF THE SUNSET

A/N: though the title makes no sense, I like to have it so. It must be something like 'clown in/at the sunset.' But anyway, let it be.

I stand here by the tree

Wishing finally to be free;

And look at the distance

I'm just another failure.

Images, memories, tears go like a slideshow,

Into my mind more dynamic than my own show;

The sunset overhead, when the orange clouds glow

Unable to cover my flaws and my life, tears just flow.

(Chorus):

I'm just a clown of the sunset

Doomed to drown in the moonlight;

I put my mask and I see smiles;

Unveil I, no one knows me;

The spotlight just falls on me,

But instead I go into darkness;

I cry, I weep, I fall, take pains,

To make you smile, all you smile.

Inside the mask is a soul

I think it as God's foul;

A flower failed to bloom

My only asset is but gloom.

Paints on my face fail to define my colours

Colours, a long forgotten word to my mind.

The front row big gums, laugh at my bleeding gums;

I don't care as long as I get my food and keep mum.

(Chorus):

I'm just a clown of the sunset

Doomed to drown in the moonlight;

I put my mask and I see smiles;

Unveil I, no one knows me;

The spotlight just falls on me,

But instead I go into darkness;

I cry, I weep, I fall, take pains,

To make you smile, all you smile.

Behind this mask and eerie dress

There is a life full of tress;

All these plastic faces, stern lives

Just sit here to make high fives.

I don't know anything else, other than this

Making my life sad more is my fish - which

Is not available; my mom, my wife, my kids

All starve at home and I jump here to make funds.

(Chorus):

I'm just a clown of the sunset

Doomed to drown in the moonlight;

I put my mask and I see smiles;

Unveil I, no one knows me;

The spotlight just falls on me,

But instead I go into darkness;

I cry, I weep, I fall, take pains,

To make you smile, all you smile.

(Must be sung slowly to fade):

Will the world ever see

Will these people ever see

Will those kids ever see

Will anyone ever see

The tears behind...

Behind

This...

Lifeless

Clown...

Lifeless

Clown...

Of the sunset...





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