"The Last Carnival" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Sundown, sundown
They're taking all the tents down
Where have you gaone my handsome Billy?

Sundown, sundown
The carnival train's leaving town
Where are you now, my darlin' Billy?

We won't be dancing together on the high wire
Facing the lions with you at my side anymore
We won't be breathing the smoke and the fire
On thte midway

Hangin' from the trapeze my wrists waitin' for your wrists
Two daredevils high up on the wall of death
You throwin' the knife that lands inches from my heart

Moonrise, moonrise
The light that was in your eyes
Has gone away

Daybreak, daybreak
The thing in you that made me ache
Has gone to stay

We'll be riding the train without you tonight
The train that keeps on movin'
Its black smoke scorching the evening sky
A million stars shining above us like every soul livin' and dead
Has been gathered together by a God to sing a hymn over your bones

Sundown, sundown
Empty are the fairgrounds
Where are you now my handsome Billy?

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    General CommentThe line about "two daredevils" really resonates. Danny Federici was considered the wild one in the band and was always pulling ridiculous stunts and even sometimes running from the law.
    Wendy26on March 02, 2009   Link

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