The Clown

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The Clown

 

This make-up’s dried upon my face,

gone cracked with age and wear.

I can’t remove this absurd mask.

You’ll never know how much I care.

 

The girl with pretty eyes will smile,

the clown, so sad, will sigh.

Another chance has passed away.

Another star lights the sky.

 

You see the clown and laugh at him,

I turn away and cry,

‘cos though this veil is wearing thin

its artificial tears are dry.

 

No love behind a painted face

that hides the hurt and fear,

that though I’ve given you my heart,

you’ll never hold it near.

 

And when the show is over

don’t let the clown get near,

don’t try to find that unmasked face

wipe away an endless tear.

 

Broken clown, with yesterday’s dreams,

I slowly close my eyes.

A lonely, tear-stained, greasepaint face

and a thousand girl’s goodbye’s.

 

You see the clown and laugh at him,

I turn away and cry,

‘cos though this veil is wearing thin

its artificial tears are dry.

 

No love behind a painted face

that hides the hurt and fear,

that though I’ve given you my heart,

you’ll never hold it near.

clownlovelost loveunrequited love

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Noetic-fret!

Wed 3rd Apr 2013 16:01

Yup, very evocative words I'm sure many can relate too.

Keep posting

Mike

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Yvonne Brunton

Wed 3rd Apr 2013 14:51

I enjoyed the song and love the words. Very clever. XX

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BRIAN EVANS

Tue 2nd Apr 2013 15:42

No love behind a painted face

that hides the hurt and fear, BEAUTIFUL IAN CONGRATULATIONS B

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BRIAN EVANS

Tue 2nd Apr 2013 15:41

No love behind a painted face

that hides the hurt and fear, BEAUTIFUL IAN CONGRATULATIONS B

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BRIAN EVANS

Tue 2nd Apr 2013 15:41

No love behind a painted face

that hides the hurt and fear, BEAUTIFUL IAN CONGRATULATIONS B

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