Mother Mary was a friend to me
she went down to the freak house
she never wanted to leave
so father fairy, he rises up to me
sent somebody here to get her back
so we can set her free

I used to know a place like 5th avenue in the 60s
I used to know a face, I heard they took the city
I heard they took the dark side of the moon

sometimes it aint so pretty you can assume Minor Mechanics
The deep sleep panics, elevator-operator, arch-enemy
blue-collar with the drunk drunk daughter
it's alchemy.

I used to know a place where we can go to make it happen
I used to know a face, woah

Mother Mary was a friend to me
she went down to the freak house
she never wanted to leave
so a Father Fairy, he rises up to me
Send somebody here to get her back
so we can set her free.

Save somebody, somebody said
Got get up and go
you're already dead
I look around, see myself
I look around don't see nobody else

Save somebody, somebody said
Got get up and go
I tried to think, but I don't know
You got to get up and g



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    General Commentits a good song, it always reminds me of hte HBO show Carnivale, with the whole reference to "freakshow" and i have no clue to what its about, anyone can help?
    AddictedToMusicon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think basically this means life keeps moving and goes on, no matter what happens in life.-its a basic principle, but it may not be that easy.
    Irish737on July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The Laughing Man" is a short story by J.D. Salinger, who wrote The Catcher in the Rye.
    CarouselOfPictureson July 07, 2007   Link

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