"Circus Maximus" as written by and Dan Maines Michael Schauer....
Will you be entertained by beast and knives?
Vital mentalisms will blow your minds!
Cthulu's red headed step child, quite the precocious babe.
We like to keep it on the D.L. because our clientele prefers it that way

The seven legged sow will see to the after-show.
Don't you think the candelabra gives a pleasant glow?

Now may I present to you the basilisk?
Please dawn your goggles if you wish to resist.
From the fiery depths of the planet's core
The never sleeping for won't of eating unholy stench of the manticore.

Please produce your access pass, no photographs please.
Some of our guests areâ?¦how shall I say? Hyperbolic V.I.P.
There is a velvet room for the discriminating pack.
Celebrities and tentacles regard the beast with two backs.

The seven legged sow will see to the after-show.
Don't you think the candelabra gives a pleasant glow?

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And just when you thought it could get no stranger,
May I present the semblance of a Scandanavian doppelganger.
From the frozen depths of a forgotten fjord,
The never sleeping for won't of eating unholy stench of the manticore,


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"Circus Maximus" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    General CommentHahaha! This song is like, the best one on the album, as far as lyrics go. Only "10001110101" comes close.
    Lionboyon February 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthahaha! It's a tour through a freakshow that contains mutated animals and monsters from Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual.

    He even adds to the Freakshow mood by imitating the sales pitch type voice of the Freakshow announcer.

    Neil draws from Dungeons and Dragons a lot in his songwriting, and Clutch even has an awesome song about D&D '24 Earth Years' which sadly is not on any of their albums...
    germophobeon July 27, 2009   Link

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