"Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks" as written by and Eric Elbogen....
It's crowded and we're bored
The chamber maid: she snores
The drummer's gone to tune up all her toms
I laid my head down and now my wallet's gone

Hooplas involving circus tricks
At addresses way out in the sticks
The pixies in tight green little skirts say it's so much better now that is hurts
The tides that pull you down in the river
She touched my knee and that made me quiver
Winks with her eye, 3.14 (pi)
Is there anyone who knows the whole thing?

It's loaded with references when the mime speaks about the biz
We asked him for a glass that might be clean
But he's too busy posing for fashion 'zines

Hooplas involving circus tricks
At addresses way out in the sticks
The pixies in tight green little skirts say it's so much better now that is hurts
The tides that pull you down in the river
She touched my knee and that made me quiver
Winks with her eye, 3.14 (pi)
Is there anyone who knows the whole thing?

Hooplas involving circus tricks
At addresses way out in the sticks
The pixies in tight green little skirts say it's so much better now that is hurts
The tides that pull you down in the river
She touched my knee and that made me quiver
Winks with her eye, 3.14 (pi)
Is there anyone, is there anyone?

Hooplas involving circus tricks
At addresses way out in the sticks
The pixies in tight green little skirts say it's so much better now that is hurts
The tides that pull you down in the river
She touched my knee and that made me quiver
Winks with her eye, 3.14 (pi)
Is there anyone who knows the whole thing?


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"Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks" as written by Eric Elbogen

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  • +2
    My InterpretationLOVE this song. And band. Their songs are so unique, original, and clever.
    I'm pretty sure it's about a circus, but I have another theory as well.
    I was thinking it might have to do with illegal activity.

    Hooplas involving circus tricks
    At addresses way out in the sticks

    ...Out in the sticks, like where no one can find them doing illegal things?

    The pixies in tight green little skirts say it's so much better now that is hurts

    ...So maybe it's like a whorehouse or something? haha

    It's loaded with references when the mime speaks about the biz
    We asked him for a glass that might be clean
    But he's too busy posing for fashion 'zines

    ... Because everything's dirty in their little business?

    Maybe i'm wrong in my theorizing, but oh well :)
    kteohyperstaron January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the only song from their CD "Numbers and Mumbles"that didn't have its lyrics on this site. It's my favorite Say Hi song though so I decided to submit the lyrics.Great song, great CD, great band, I don't really know what the song is about though. A girl probably.
    thegreatagenton June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks for adding these, i couldn't figure them out as easily as the other songs. so thanks!
    Mopnuggeton September 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah thanks for adding them. This song rocks.
    bmx_ryan360on October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm well, let's see...

    "Winks with her eye, 3.14 (pi)
    Is there anyone who knows the whole thing?"

    Pi is an incredibly large number and it goes on and on. No one knows how long it is, and there is no pattern whatsoever to the order of its digits. And also..one little Asian boy has recited it to 1000 decimal places from memory.
    SparkleMorgueon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I laid my head down and now my wallet's gone"
    I think that line is saying that his attention faded for a moment and then a girl just caught him off guard.

    maybe the pi reference was him saying that no one knows all of pi... so no one knows all the great things that we experience in love.
    shwaydayon February 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the observation shwayday made on pi.

    This song is absolutely fantastic. The chorus is just great.
    evergreenon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that pi thing was just put in there to fit the ryhme scheme
    teamblueon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a catchy song.
    catchinstarson March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell this song is cool.
    redandbluejeanson February 19, 2006   Link

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