"Life Is A Carnival" as written by Robbie Robertson, Mark Levon Helm and Rick Danko....
You can walk on the water, drown in the sand
You can fly off a mountaintop if anybody can
Run away, run away, it's the restless age
Look away, look away, you can turn the page
Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival, believe it or not
Life is a carnival, two bits a shot

Saw a man with the jinx in the third degree
From trying to deal with people, people you can't see
Take away, take away, this house of mirrors
Give away, give away, all the souvenirs
We're all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world
The flat old world
The street is a sideshow from the peddler to the corner girl
Life is a carnival, it's in the book
Life is a carnival, take another look

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival, believe it or not
Life is a carnival, two bits a shot

Life is a carnival
Life is a carnival
Life is a carnival


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"Life Is a Carnival" as written by Rick Danko Mark Levon Helm

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    General CommentI love the optimism in this song. To me, it's about all of life's possibilities. Everything in life is a risk; sometimes the outcome is positive, and sometimes it's not. It all depends on how you look at it.
    NorthWriteron August 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentD.T. Suzuki said "life is a ship about to set sail and sink."
    J. Krishnamurti said "the world is a circus."
    And my own Gurumayi tells a tale of a palace of mirrors. The
    story is the Thousand Mirrors, I believe.
    So, the band is really with it with this tune. They have studied
    the deeper side of life.
    FolkStarEd61on July 10, 2013   Link

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