"Freakshow" as written by Robert James Smith, Jason Toop Cooper, Simon Gallup and Porl Thompson....
Step right up! Ladies and gentleman
Come in please ?
Some say they're aliens
Some say they're strangers
Some say they're on this world
We will not conform to the masses
Whether they are ? or whether they attack us
C'mon! C'mon
Welcome, to the freak show

Welcome to the freak show
Step up, status quo
Hope you enjoyed the ride
Welcome to the freak show
We got horns and halos
We ain’t afraid and ain’t buying a lie

Eat it, drink it, think it, be it, breathe it
Guess you don’t even know who I am
I don’t believe it, need it, see it, be it, breed it
Time to make my final stand

Welcome to the freak show
This is where the freaks go
This is the place that they can never take away
Welcome to the freak show
We don’t ever need though
One to tell us who to be, how to feed
I don’t care what they believe oh oh oh
Welcome to the freak show

Welcome to the outcast
Take a step across the tracks
We ain’t got nothing to prove
Don’t need your smiling face
Don’t need your handshake
'Cause this is my life to live and I ain’t living for you

Eat it, drink it, think it, be it, breathe it
Guess you don’t even know who I am
I don’t believe it, need it, see it, be it, breed it
Time to make my final stand

Welcome to the freak show
This is where the freaks go
This is the place that they can never take away
Welcome to the freak show
We don’t ever need though
One to tell us who to be, how to think
I don’t care what they believe oh oh oh
Welcome to the freak show

I’m a freak naturally
Just how I want to be
You’re a freak just like me
I’m a freak naturally
Just how I want to be
You’re a freak just like me

Welcome to the freak show
This is where the freaks go
This is the place that they can never take away
Welcome to the freak show
We don’t ever need though
One to tell us who to be, how to think
I don’t care what they believe

Freak show, freak show
The place that they can never take away
Freak show, freak show
The place that they can never take away

Oh oh oh welcome to the freak show
Oh oh oh welcome to the freak show


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"Freakshow [*]" as written by Jason Toop Cooper Robert James Smith

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    General CommentAmazing song plain and simple. Its about being who you are and not letting anyone else tell you who you should or shouldn't be.
    pmac52188on June 22, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationHere's the intro (included with the lyrics with the cd)
    "Step right up! Ladies and gentlemen!
    Come and see things your eyes won't believe!
    Some say they're 'aliens'! Some say they are 'strangers'! Some say they're 'not of this world'!
    We will not conform to the masses whether they scorn or whether they attack us!
    Come one, come all! Welcome to the freak show!"

    "Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul." 1 Peter 2:11
    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2
    This song has some similarities with one of their older songs, 'Alien Youth':
    "It's been confirmed that the aliens have landed... come all the freaks, let's go!"

    It ties in nicely with songs like 'My Religion' and 'Sick of It' by denying the false perfection of (Sadly) much of the church culture today.

    I think this whole album's message is that the 'freaks' the regular, fakey church people don't like are just as loved by Jesus and that they don't need rules and rituals to call him their Savior. We’re wounded, we’re tired of it all, we need the comfort of friends in this mess, we need someone to hold onto to live, the world is sick and loud, it makes us feel crazy. Is God there? He's the salvation we burn for. He’s there when we walk away. He’s all we need, He’s what we believe in.
    It boils down to finding who you are in God because if you're following Him, who cares what anyone else thinks?
    stickfigureparadiseon July 15, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationHere's the intro (included with the lyrics with the cd)
    "Step right up! Ladies and gentlemen!
    Come and see things your eyes won't believe!
    Some say they're 'aliens'! Some say they are 'strangers'! Some say they're 'not of this world'!
    We will not conform to the masses whether they scorn or whether they attack us!
    Come one, come all! Welcome to the freak show!"

    "Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul." 1 Peter 2:11
    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2
    This song has some similarities with one of their older songs, 'Alien Youth':
    "It's been confirmed that the aliens have landed... come all the freaks, let's go!"

    It ties in nicely with songs like 'My Religion' and 'Sick of It' by denying the false perfection of (Sadly) much of the church culture today.

    I think this whole album's message is that the 'freaks' the regular, fakey church people don't like are just as loved by Jesus and that they don't need rules and rituals to call him their Savior. We’re wounded, we’re tired of it all, we need the comfort of friends in this mess, we need someone to hold onto to live, the world is sick and loud, it makes us feel crazy. Is God there? He's the salvation we burn for. He’s there when we walk away. He’s all we need, He’s what we believe in.
    It boils down to finding who you are in God because if you're following Him, who cares what anyone else thinks?
    stickfigureparadiseon July 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHere's the intro (included with the lyrics with the cd)
    "Step right up! Ladies and gentlemen!
    Come and see things your eyes won't believe!
    Some say they're 'aliens'! Some say they are 'strangers'! Some say they're 'not of this world'!
    We will not conform to the masses whether they scorn or whether they attack us!
    Come one, come all! Welcome to the freak show!"

    "Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul." 1 Peter 2:11
    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2
    This song has some similarities with one of their older songs, 'Alien Youth':
    "It's been confirmed that the aliens have landed... come all the freaks, let's go!"

    It ties in nicely with songs like 'My Religion' and 'Sick of It' by denying the false perfection of (Sadly) much of the church culture today.

    I think this whole album's message is that the 'freaks' the regular, fakey church people don't like are just as loved by Jesus and that they don't need rules and rituals to call him their Savior. We’re wounded, we’re tired of it all, we need the comfort of friends in this mess, we need someone to hold onto to live, the world is sick and loud, it makes us feel crazy. Is God there? He's the salvation we burn for. He’s there when we walk away. He’s all we need, He’s what we believe in.
    It boils down to finding who you are in God because if you're following Him, who cares what anyone else thinks?
    stickfigureparadiseon July 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI see this as being someone who realizes that they they are going to hell and realize that they are in trouble and need to turn their life around. The song also talks about all the different kind of people who are hopeless without God
    Evanecence2001on May 14, 2017   Link

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