500 Days--Smile Of A Clown

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

Song from the band in my head

Verse:
Surrounded by people yet so all alone
Answers to his troubles a complete unknown
Laughter his shield to keep the world away
A flickering image showing each and every day
 
Pre-Chorus:
Beneath the greasepaint, behind the smile
Hides a man not himself and for quite a long while
 
Verse:
Laughter all around never touching his eyes
He wears hollow good cheer as his disguise
Been so long now but he puts on a good show
The cheers from the crowd seem to mock a hello 
 
Pre-Chorus:
Beneath the greasepaint, behind the smile
Hides a man not himself and for quite a long while
 
Chorus:
The smile of the clown hides another man,
Insecurities behind the truth distorted again
Permanent smile disguises his fleeting frown,
Hides the flames as his bridges burn down
 
Verse:
 
The greatest show on Earth and in his head
A fool rushing in where angels fear to tread
They think they know him, truly and well,
But how he really feels you never can tell
 
 
Beneath the greasepaint, behind the smile
Hides a man not himself for quite a long while
 
Chorus:
The smile of the clown hides another man,
Insecurities behind the truth distorted again
Permanent smile disguises this fleeting frown,
Hides the flames as his bridges burn down
 
END
 


Submitted: April 22, 2021

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hullabaloo22

Excellent lyrics, Mike.

Thu, April 22nd, 2021 7:30pm

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Thank you, Hull

Thu, April 22nd, 2021 12:34pm

sprinkly biscuit

I see a few songs in there, I nice mush mash
You did a good job of shaking them up in your own way
Sb

Thu, April 22nd, 2021 8:24pm

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Thank you, Sprinkly

Thu, April 22nd, 2021 2:11pm

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