"Circus Of Death" as written by Ian Craig Marsh, Philip Oakey and Martyn Ware....
Nine o'clock flight from Hawaii
The Trident is just touching down
We're waiting here on the tarmac
McGarrett is wearing a frown
He's here to help with a problem
A blood-spattered curse on our land
Please cast your eye over this map, sir
This business is quite out of hand
The circus of death is approaching
Its pathway is painted in red
Before it the frightened and helpless
Behind it a trail of the dead
The narcotic that forges their union
Is a substance known only to one
To the clown it is known as Dominion
It's a secret that he'll give to none
The drug which gives the clown power
Means the circus can never be stopped
And his dream can go on unhindered
Till the last human being has dropped
Spare me and my family
I've done you no wrong
Go away, please let us be
I've known you for too long

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"Circus of Death" as written by Oakey Marsh


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    General CommentThis song is awesome, doesn't make much sense.. but I guess:

    "This is a song called the Circus Of Death
    It tells the true story of a circus we met
    The first two verses concern the actual arrival at Heathrow Airport of Commissioner Steve McGarrett
    The third emotionally describes a map showing the range of the circus
    The fourth and fifth were extracted from an article in the Guardian of March the 19th, 1962
    The last is a short wave radio message from the last man on Earth"
    DJgifon September 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis could also describe the Cirque du Freak. In one of the chapters of the second story "The Vampire's Assistant", Darren notes that it is a revolting, disgusting circus of death.
    seeingon January 11, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationVegans and vegetarians might think all circuses with animal acts are circuses of death if the masters are abusive and if violence erupts at a show there.
    seeingon January 11, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionFu Manchu/Nayland Smith.

    Wo Fat/MacGarrett.

    Early electronica wasn't beyond styling creepy for its own sake. --Hear Rickey's Hand, Down in the Park.

    My opinion, this soundtrack is just a cool romp through global menace/dream of doom territory.
    LoneSloaneon December 30, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationIt could be a metaphor for capitalism.
    kurayami10on May 07, 2017   Link

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