"Clown" as written by Mariah Carey, Andre Harris, Mary Ann Tatum and Vidal Davis....
Crying loud you are crawling on the floor-just a beautiful baby. Your nothing more. Close your eyes your crawling into sleep. I sware i won.t break you if you let me take you where the willows never weep. Coming quick into your wonderland Flying high on bleached white sand. Tranquilized by lights you.ll lose your way-well just come with me i.ll make you see....with me you want to stay.
....can baby come out to play?
Circus lights are shutting slowly down. But still your up in the air and loving your wings. My dear you play the clown. Your still up in the air and loving your wings. what's going to happen when you come down? what's gonna happen when you come crashing down?

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"Clown" as written by Mariah Carey Andre Harris

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    General CommentVery sinister, but beautiful
    Lateralus518on December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is truly awesome! A one-of-a kind goth classic!Switchblade rules!
    Blairgirlon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I know this song was about Susan's ex boyfriend. He did a lot of cocaine and this song is about that. "Flying high on bleached white sand" I think its pretty obvious.
    KILBYon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfirst off, i want to say that i absolutely adore switchblade symphony. i was introduced to them by my bf.
    and this song really reminds me of him...basically, in my opinion, it is a song about a person who is foolish (the metaphorical "clown") who does bad things (basically...drugs) and they feel wonderful...that high and all...but they always come back down to earth and feel horrible. and they are like one of those sad clowns that needs to entertain and be entertained but is always sad .
    my bf needs to stop with the drugs :(
    moonlitsirenon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. But it seriously freaks me out. I think it may be the scariest song I've ever heard. . .But it's very awesome. My best friend showed it to me after she watched "Wicked." Apparently, it's in there.
    Evanescencechic4evaon May 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt does indeed sound like it's about cocaine use. I don't know why, but this song goes damn well with the carousel fight in Silent Hill 3. Spooky shit :P Not in the sense that it matches up, but it matches the mood well.
    misspsykosison May 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI personally talked to Tina and asked her what inspired this song and what its about and she said the clown shes singing to in the song is an exboyfriend who,lets just say wasnt very stable (which im pretty sure means he was on drugs)
    lollirot45on April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLike many people have said, this is a precautionary tale about Cocaine use. The "bleached white sand" and the the flying imagery. Wonderful song, love Switchblade.
    BigEvilon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I took it as a song about child abuse, honestly. Read the lyrics from that perspective. I can definately see it as a song about someone dealing with someone close who is a cocaine user, though. Switchblade Symphony were an amazing band that put out such poetic lyrics.
    btrswtbutterflyon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I hate when people come on this site and go 'I love this song! I don't have a damn clue what it means but it's good!' How can you think it's good if you don't even know what the hell it's about?
    kittieroxsohardon May 19, 2008   Link

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