"Center Stage" as written by Amy Elizabeth Ray and Emily Ann Saliers....
Laughing in a crown of jewels,
Numbness from a sceptors wound.
Toss and Turn, I spin and learn,
"Catch yourself before you burn."
A joker's dance before the king,
Jangling beads, a silver ring.
Close your eyes and bare the sound,
Jumping up, falling down.

Falling, falling, falling, falling down.
Look yourself in the eye before you drown.

Royal rebels discover you.
Trust? you turn there is no truth.
And circle, circle, why are you scared?
Why a smile instead of tears?
I'm gulping smoke to fade away.
Figures floating down to lay.
Meet the joker and the thief,
The king and queen but, no relief.

Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
Look yourself in the eye before you drown.

"the king is in the Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
Counting house, Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
Counting out his
Money"

"the queen is in Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling down.
Her parlour, eating Look yourself in the eye before you drown.
Bread and honey"

"Mary had a little lamb"

I cross myself before I die
The leaping man, he asks me, "why?"
"well your rhythm is off" I reply,
"Now you must dance the dance
That you imply!"
"Your actions will follow you full circle round,
Your actions will follow you full circle round,
Your actions will follow you full circle round,
Your actions will follow you full circle round,
The higher the leap, I said


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"Center Stage" as written by Emily Ann Saliers Amy Elizabeth Ray

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    General CommentThis song is about appreciating your life. At the end the "leaping man" is someone who has given up on life and is ready to kill himself. Because it says "leaping man", "Falling falling falling falling down" and "The higher the leap, I said the harder the ground" I assume he is going to jump off of a bridge or a building or maybe it's just talking about taking a leap and not being able to go back. And the look yourself in the eye before you drown means you need to be sure you're going to go through with something and accept the consequences. Same with Your actions will follow you full circle round.
    isabellaxxxinnuendoon April 21, 2007   Link

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