"The Show Must Go On" as written by David Alexander Courtney and Leo Sayer....
Baby, although I chose this lonely life
It seems it's stranglin' me now
All the wild men, big cigars, gigantic car
They're all laughin' at the lie

Oh, I've been used Ooh-oh-oh-oh
I've been a fool, oh, what a fool
I broke all the rules Oh, yeah
But I must let the show go on

Baby, there's an enormous crowd of people
They're all after my blood
I wish maybe they'd tear down the walls of this theater
Let me out, let me out

Oh, I'm so blind, oh, I'm blind
I wasted time wasted, wasted, wasted time
Walkin' on the wire, high wire
But I must let the show go on

Oh, I'm so blind, oh, I'm blind
I wasted time, wasted, wasted, all too much time
Walkin' on the wire, high wire
But I must let the show go on

Baby, I wish you'd help me escape
Help me get away
Leave me outside my address
Far away from this masquerade

'Cause I've been blind, oh, so blind
I wasted time, wasted, wasted, all too much time
Walkin' on the wire, high wire
But I must let the show go
I must let the show go
I must let the show go on


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"The Show Must Go On" as written by Leo Sayer David Alexander Courtney

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    General CommentI don't think this song is about show biz at all. If you listen it is about somebody who feels his life is but a circus to bemuse people and the riddicule that you feel because of it. There's the feeling you can't escape always sending veiled plees for help. But no matter what you have to dust yourself off and let the show go on. go to my mixtape for more insight.
    pirate87on February 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHa, this song kicks ass, seems to be about a guy that has a gf and becomes a big celeb and realizes he should have never chose the "rich life" over his gf, and now wishes he wasnt part of the "rich life" so he could just spend time with his gf, but cant because he "must let the show go on", that might be wrong but thats my guess on what this is about. Anyways you should see the reactions i get when i blare this in my car, lol classic!
    MasterCrackeron July 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs, you haven't really listened to this song until you've 'listened' to this song
    Wedenfuddon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about show business and all the troubles that it bring. It's how fans treat celebrities; how they don't
    care about the feelings of the star, they just want to be entertain. Celebrities feel like circus performers
    and that they are just a product to be served to the fans. But the star knows its their job and the "show must
    go on". It reminds me of Elvis. He could not live a normal life. The fans wanted more and Elvis had to keep
    performing for the crowd. Celebrities need a break too.
    Scifiboy2002on August 17, 2009   Link

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