"The Lions" as written by and Erin Mckeown....
hundreds of lions roaring at their cage
she and i go dancing by in sequins, unscathed
you must believe us if we act like we're in love
we're professional acrobats and we like it dangerous

but in the moment before i hit that pool, i wonder
am i doing the fooling, or am i the fool?

there's a risk
there's a twist
in anything worth doing
if you're caught
doing what's proper
you better stop before you ruin it

she and i were circus lovers, cannonball, somersault, split
we were made to smile in sawdust and mean every word of it
nothing turned us on more than to turn every eye
dah dah dum dah deedle-dy doo

but in the moment before the curtain dropped, i wondered
why am i always the bottom, and never the top?

there's a risk
there's a twist
in anything worth doing
if you're caught
doing what's proper
you better stop before you ruin it

i regret
oh i fret
that i could never tell the truth
but the act
was more practical
if i just kept on doing it

hundreds of lions sleeping silent in their cage
striped canvas folds, bright satin fades
wild animals have to roam free and far
despite the occasional tie-up, she was never one for bars

but in our tattoo-ed bodies we'll keep a part
of the freak show our mothers warned us about

there's a risk
there's a twist
in anything worth doing
if you're caught
doing what's proper
you better stop before you ruin it

i regret
oh i fret
that i could never tell you the truth
but we live
with what we're given
oh! and i will always believe
in love


Lyrics submitted by pixidrizzl

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