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THE FREAK SHOW

Poetry By: moonphish
Song lyrics


an old garage band song


Submitted:Jan 30, 2012    Reads: 11    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


i hitched a ride down to the carnival site
because i wanted to see the freaks
i wanted to meet the man with three feet
you know i wanted to see the geeks
but the crowd was big and i couldn't dig
what was happening with the freaks
so i decided to wait until it got late
then i'd have myself a closer peek
i waited around until the joint closed down
and then i snuck inside of their tent
you know they captured me and i can't get free
but at least i'll save on rent
now i'm in the freak show
how i landed here i just don't know
my mama didn't raise no freak
surely not the job i seek
my mama didn't raise no freak
surely not the job
i seek
i talked to joe who runs the show
and i stared into his face
why do you keep me here i think its very clear
i don't belong here in this place
joe looked surprised and his eyes got wide
and some droll rolled down his chin
he said its my guess that your freakiness
leaks out from deep within
i live in a cage and it becomes a stage
when showtime rolls around
you should see the smiles up and down the aisles
as against the bars i pound
now i'm in the freak show
and they're never gonna let me go
they say that i'm a curiosity
i know this ain't the place for me
they say i am a curiosity
i know this ain't the place
for me
i watch the stars from behind the bars
and the tears fall from my eyes
why can't they see there's nothing wrong with me
i'm just an ordinary guy
but i settled in to the discipline
of the freak life on the road
i got a place to stay and the food's okay
and the liquor always flows
the years went by and so did i
and the carny traveled on
and now i do believe that i will never leave
because the freak life turns me on
now i'm in the freak show
and i hope they never let me go
because i'm grooving with my freaky friends
grateful for the time we spend
grooving with my freaky friends
grateful for the time
we spend
now i'm in the freak show
it'll kill me if they let me go
if you tried it once you would like it too
in fact we have some room for you
if you tried it once you would like it too
in fact we have some room
for you





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