"Sideshow" as written by Vinnie Barrett and Bobby Eli....
Hurry, hurry, step right up
See the sideshow in town for only fifty cents

Step right up, hurry, hurry before the show begins, my friends
Stand in line, get your tickets, I hope you will attend
It'll only cost you fifty cents to see
What life has done to those like you and me

See the man with the broken heart, you'll see that he is sad,
He hurts so bad (so bad, so bad)
See the girl who has lost the only love she ever had
There's got to be no sadder show to see
No doubt about it, satisfaction's guaranteed

So let the sideshow begin
Hurry, hurry, step right on in
Can't afford to pass it by
Guaranteed to make you cry
Let the sideshow begin (hurry, hurry)
Hurry, hurry, step right on in
Can't afford to pass it by
Guaranteed to make you cry

See the man who's been cryin' for a million years,
So many tears (so many tears)
See the girl who's collected broken hearts for souvenirs
It's more exciting than a one man band
The saddest little show in all the land

So let the sideshow begin
Hurry, hurry, step right on in
Can't afford to pass it by
Guaranteed to make you cry
Let the sideshow begin
Hurry, hurry, step right on in
Can't afford to pass it by
Guaranteed to make you cry

So let the sideshow begin (hurry, hurry)
Hurry, hurry, step right on in
Can't afford to pass it by
Guaranteed to make you cry

Let the sideshow begin (hurry, hurry)
Hurry, hurry, step right on in
Can't afford to pass it by
Guaranteed to make you cry (hurry, hurry)
Let the sideshow begin (step right on in)


Lyrics submitted by chambers3t0

"Sideshow" as written by Lisa Coleman Bobby Rivkin

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentawesome song... sad but good...
    bella77on April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about society's rather unhealthy addiction to drama. It's entertainment. The sideshow is a metaphor for the drama portrayed in media. People are captivated by tear-jerking stories and awful tragedies they hear on the news. And they feed off the sad stuff. They "can't afford to pass it by" because it's "guaranteed" to bring about emotion. They view the people in the sideshow attraction and use them as an outlet. But really, anyone can end up in that attraction.
    chattereron September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA smile is just a frown turned upside down!
    karim405on September 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust love this song, but it is rather melancholy. Actually makes me SAD! You Tube has some longer version which individuals have mixed themselves which are rather good.
    kimber9644on July 14, 2015   Link

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