"This Circus" as written by and Peter/loeffler Loeffler....
What did I have to lose?
Be negative
I fled through the snow
Then never sat down
It's clear for today
You're sleazy at night
As soon as we hear we will run
Or start swinging
Start swinging

For below
They're begging for it
I want my way
Never settle
Always learning
People, they beg us for it
I'm on my way
Better settle
Almost there

This might just feed the mother of all our needs
Turning over heed

Luck must fight over me
And never give in
To weed out the soul
Replace it with salt
I live, weep, and sigh
In this bed of cement
How perfectly shadowed this circus

I start swinging
We start swinging

'Cause this might just feed the mother of all our needs
Turning over
Turning us so clear
The mother of all our needs
Turning over, turning us so

Just wonder more
For grabbing hold
Just wonder more
For grabbing hold
Wonder more
For grabbing hold

Below
They're begging for it
I want my way
Never settle
Always learning
People, they beg us for it
I'm on my way
Better settle
Almost there

This might just feed the mother of all our needs
Turning over
Turning us so clear
The mother of all our needs
Turning over, turning us so
Clear


Lyrics submitted by TheClincher01

"This Circus" as written by Samuel Loeffler Peter Loeffler

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  • +2
    My Opinion I think this is one of the best songs Chevelle has put out. I got it with an EP I got at a concert and this track blew my balls off.

    I think this song is about looking for something better and the perseverence it takes.
    XxAntisaintxXon August 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI live, weep, and sigh in this bed of cement?? lol. sorry.
    It is "I live within sight of this Medicine Man, how perfectly sure of This Circus" Pete is a much better lyricist than I live weep and sigh in this bed of cement.
    adam108634on July 29, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! lol

    But after hearing it more and more,
    I think it might actually say, "This might just feed the mother of all our needs"
    But I'm really not sure.
    Great job though.
    Twizzy-Doggon August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinally!

    This song is amazing, I can't wait for the new album.
    Lemon Scentedon August 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlooks pretty dead on too me...good job , but this is truely one of the first chevelle songs im having a hard time figuring out anything its about ..damn!
    anthonymedon August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics seem spot on except for one thing. I believe the bridge says "For grabbing hold" instead of "While grabbing hold".

    Other than that, great job!
    beiselbon August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this sounds like the song is about a person wanting something, but they have to do something they shouldn't do to get it.

    My 3rd favorite off Sci-Fi Crimes
    pastachickennugget42on August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIMHO,

    The song appears to be about a performers experience of feeding off the energy from an audience...Or specifically how Chevelle feels (and feeds off the energy) when they perform in front of people.

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    "Below...They're begging for it":

    The fans of any event.

    "This might just be the mother of all our needs":

    Any performers need to get in front of an audience, lay it all out and feed on the energy.

    "I live, weep, and sigh...In this bed of cement...How perfectly shadowed this circus":

    How regular day-to-day life is tedious and regular.. But it is all overshadowed when they perform.

    "I start swinging... We start swinging":
    Metaphor for any performer doing their act on stage.
    Throwdown1on August 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could be wrong but it sounds to me like he says "I lived with inside this medicine man. How perfectly sure of the circus"
    XxChevellionxXon August 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso "what did I have to lose being negative" and "turning over, hurting us so clear" sounds correct
    XxChevellionxXon August 29, 2009   Link

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