I wandered in these big blue shoes
Till we had nothing left to lose
Nobody wants you when you're a circus clown
I should know
I looked all over town

I guess folks just don't like my face
They make out like I'm some disgrace
But nothing's going to change
This painted frown
And I know
I looked all over town

Maybe somewhere I will be free
Somewhere they won't throw rocks at me
Somewhere this crazy hair could be my crown
But all my life
I looked all over town

So whistling a circus tune
I inflated one more balloon
And as I floated up I looked straight down
And I looked all over town
One last time
I looked all over town


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    General CommentI think this song is about how people can be so caught up on how people look that they never get to meet the person underneath. And that maybe there's somewhere out there for even the oddest people (like a circus clown), somewhere where people won't be mean to you for who you are ("throwing rocks" at you).
    ottovonbismarckon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaww thats a good meaning. i like it:)

    i just really love this song. one of my favorites. i love the part about how hes a circus clown and it sort of says that in the lyrics and the symbolism and repition in different words. priceless.
    bright.eyes.on July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe melody together with the voices synchronize perfectly.
    one feels sometimes uncomprehended but this music makes you feel accompanied.
    Ar-Kikanon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe should go on looking in every place until he finds his true love.
    Ar-Kikanon March 29, 2009   Link

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