Circus Nights

words & music by Chris LaVancher © 2012

Strike the tent and take it down
It’s on to the next one horse town.
Wash the elephants and put ‘em all away.
Sure has been a long, long day
Come the morning and we’ll all be gone.
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye

Put the tiger back in his cage.
The strong man is starting to show his age.
As the clowns debate philosophy,
The girl on the trapeze just laughs at gravity.
Come the morning and we’ll all be gone.
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye

There’s a Shriner over there in his underwear.
He looks like of suspicious and he’s been flirting with the dancing bear.
The midgets are talking about a strike,
As the contortionist unwinds for the night.
Come the morning and we’ll all be gone.
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye

The tight rope walker has lost his way.
He’s already drunk up half his pay.
The bearded lady’s got a date.
And she must really like him ‘cause she’s bringin’ along her snake.
Come the morning and we’ll all be gone.
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye

The ringmaster’s working on his MBA.
A correspondence course from Arizona.
He’s seen the future in a thousand sticky faces.
Ain’t gonna spend another year traveling to all these sad places.
Come the morning and we’ll all be gone.
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye
Bye-bye, love, bye-bye