The lions roar
And young men soar
The flames all scorch
The circus floor

Puppets on strings
All dance and sing
And flap their wings
Trumpets play sick lullabies

Delicate dame
Her fragile face
Was scared away
Without a trace

Out in the cold
Where did she go?
Into unknown
A place I'll never know

And the desperate search began
All across this sea and land
I just knew I'd find you here
I just knew I found you

Elephant's rear
And young men steer
The audience
Just claps and cheers

I asked around
Half-empty towns
About a girl
Nowhere to be found

And the desperate search began
All across this sea and land
I just knew I'd find you here
I just knew I found you

We didn't know
We could not go
The circus songs
Just carried on

Out of the crowd
Three men rush out
And scream and shout
"Everybody stop!"


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Lions Roar song meanings
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    General Commentthats so weird i thought of big fish when i heard this song too !
    cassandraxsmileson June 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti absoultely love this song.
    denson May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a really weird song but pretty good
    ABCDEmilyon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about a carnival, and then a girl goes missing, so the guy leaves the carnival to look for her, but then they go back to the carnival. Then some guys came in and ruined their fun at the carnival. =(
    EmpressAtoZon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWritten for his Nephew... Bob is such a sweetie
    bruised_hipson June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Man is busy looking through The Town, as it celebrates a large carnival, for The Woman.
    He finds her at the carnival, like he predicted he would.
    But before they can meet, three men come out of the crowd.
    This is the part where the song has some vicious sounding instrumental, without any more lyrics. I see these three start destroying everything around in a violent mess, and the ruined Town afterward in the calm part of the instrumental.

    My imaginantion's way too vivid, hah.
    regretandramenon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk I always thought it was about a girl who ran away and joined the circus and then the singer is going to go find her. He is about to find her but then the circus catches on fire and she disappears again. I dont know, thats just my idea.
    Jacdale8on July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaybe my mind is too polluted by pop culture, but i immediately had the movie "Big Fish" come to mind when i first heard this song. it may just be me though, i'm not too sure. i just remember from the movie the one scene where time stopped and it was at a carnival and Ewan McGregor's character saw the girl whom he loved. it was a fabulously artistic scene, hence why is it has stuck with me. i just wonder if anyone else thought of that when they heard this song.
    myparisinflameson July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of the 'we intertwined' narrator's dreams - his searching each of his dreams for the girl thats left him. Maybe when they were together in life she enjoyed the circus, so it is natural for him to look for her there in his dreams.
    stringbean77on July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Jacdale8 but i also think this:

    she ran away/he tried to find her/whatever that bit, and he finds her in part of the circus.

    The audience is wathcing and enjoying the show but really, there is so much drama unfolding and they have to keep the act up, even though 'he' has found 'her' and she obv didnt wnat to be found.
    "We didn't know
    We could not go
    The circus songs
    Just carried on"

    although they have recognition, using some good old queen lyrics "the show must go on"

    DeathOnTwoLegson July 31, 2006   Link

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