Across the bridge and over the water
There's a light in the city on all night again

There's a girl who is reading a book by the window
Covered up in a blanket and crossing her legs

And it must be a novel with a short introduction
Written by someone who just got in her way

In all the other villages and all the other towns
There's a circus that travels around
They've got a lion tamer and she makes the beasts obey her
But everywhere I go I am the clown

We're drinking at Joey's it's a bar on east 12th street
Where some of my friends meet and sit at the bar

There's a bright polished mirror behind the bottles
It's like I'm seeing double and doing everything twice

In all the other villages and all the other towns
There's a circus that travels around
They've got a lion tamer and she makes the beasts obey her
But everywhere I go I am the clown

The Chinese grocery makes their delivery
Morning comes quickly on avenue A

I pass under a window where a book has been read
Cross over the bridge and stand on dry land

In all the other villages and all the other towns
There's a circus that travels around
They've got a lion tamer and she makes the beasts obey her
But everywhere I go I am the clown

They've got a lion tamer and she makes the beasts obey her
But everywhere I go and everything I do
To everyone I know I am the clown


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