"When The Circus Comes" as written by and Louis Perez David Hidalgo....
Could have had a chance to get out of this wreck
The time that you came and the day that you left
Could have had a chance
Could have had a chance

Never thought I could make it this far
With a dent in my soul and a hole in my heart
Never thought I could
Never thought I could

But when the lights are turning 'round
And wheels are rolling on the ground
That day I'll burn this whole place down
When the circus comes to town

You left your name carved on a tree
You scratched mine out right in front of me
Didn't mean that much
Didn't mean that much

But when the lights are turning 'round
And wheels are rolling on the ground
The day I'll burn this whole place down
When the circus comes to town

Scratch your name out on that tree
I'll chase your heart right out of me
Doesn't mean that much
Doesn't mean that much

'Cause when the lights are turning 'round
And wheels are rolling on the ground
The day I'll burn this whole place down
When the circus comes to town
When the circus comes


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"When the Circus Comes" as written by Louis Frausto Perez David Kent Hidalgo

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    General CommentNobody has written anything on this song? Well it has almost perfect meaning for me. A song about heartbreak in the worst way.

    "Could have had a chance to get out of this wreck, the time that you came and the day that you left"

    This line means the most and I think that Los Lobos is trying to say that he could have not experienced this much heartbreak they day you first met (you could have just turned away and not even gotton into this relationship in the first place) and the day that you left - meaning, if you dropped it the day your significant other left with no regrets or grudges then you wouldn't feel this way either.
    Boondadaon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is all about redemption from heartache... Speaking as someone who has actively code to both participate and not in regular society, there has been not many things more romantic than the idea of “running away and joining the circus...” So the line “one day I’ll burn this whole place down when the circus comes to town” speaks to me on a very deep level; To me I hear it as “fuck this shit and fuck you, I’m going where I can be myself” Burn all your bridges and leave with the circus... such a beautiful heartwrenching song
    jefe1976on December 22, 2017   Link

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