"The Day The Circus Came To Town" as written by and Nicholas Currie....
The day the circus came to town
We lined the streets from Leith
To beyond belief

The day the circus came to town
The wind was light to moderate
& there was fog on higher ground

& everybody laughed or did not laugh
When a couple of mongrels coupled on the path
The day the circus came to town

The day the circus came to town
The department stores were crammed
Like hell with the Damned

The day the circus came to town
There were ten years in a decade
A hundred pennies in a pound

& everybody clapped or did not clap
When an orchestra swept past in drag
The day the circus came to town

I couldn't tell the two apart
But there's only room for one in my heart
Because being of one mind is a capital crime
I will pack & unpack at the drop of a hat
& I will join or leave that circus
At any given point
At any given point
At any given point in time

The day the circus came to town
It was overtime for the boys in blue
But they were dancing too
The circus came to town
The fork was on the left & the knife was on the right
& the diner sat down

& everybody cheered or did not cheer
When a boy took off his hat & his hair appeared
The day the circus came to town

The day the circus came to town
God was in his heaven like a goldfish in a bowl
To the visible dismay of air traffic control

The day the circus came to town
Last night's party met the day's first hearse
Spilling vodka on the wake made a fatal mistake
With a match flabbergasted
Watched them all fall
Flambeed six feet underground

& everybody booed or did not boo
When the ghost of Deacon Brodie sawed a corpse in two
The day the circus came to town

Still can't tell the two apart
But there's only room for one in my heart
Because being of one mind is a capital crime
I will pack & unpack at the drop of a hat
& I will join or leave that circus
At any given point in time

Because being of one mind is a capital crime
I will pack & unpack at the drop of a hat
& I will join or leave that circus
At any given point
At any given point
At any given point in time

Because being of one mind is a cap-cap-capital crime
I will pack & unpack at the drop of a hat
& I will join or leave that circus
At any given point
Any given point
At any given point in time


Lyrics submitted by vchamberlain

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