Berliner Zirkus

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Sometimes you write a song to write song. Sometimes you write a song because you're dared to write a song. And sometimes you write a song because you're dared to write a song about a clown. So you make it the saddest song you could ever write and hope for the best. Here's that song.

Written 2008
Recorded June 26, 2013 at
Retro City Studios

lyrics

Paint my face white and red
Put your head to my head
And I'll put mine to yours

Hear my voice it screams
like a child who doesn't know
that fear is just part of the show
He's still safe if the lion roars

Meet me in Berlin
Where the children make the sound
of a city free from sin
with the words that spill from their mouths

And I'll remember how we danced,
costumed in green and gold.
Our shoes too big to fit
as we shivered from the cold.

Hold me close to you
so I don't forget my lines
Feel each of the nerves along my spine
as the lights begin to show

Just how the trick is done
How my jokes aren't ever fun,
how time always seems to run
See that my dreams are all let go

So meet me in Berlin
to see you one last time
Feel myself against your skin
before the morning light will shine

And I'll remember how we danced,
costumed in green and gold.
Our shoes too big to fit
as we shivered form the cold
with my arms too short to hold
onto this.

credits

released August 16, 2019
Word & music: J. Alexander Beyer
Melodeon & tambourine: John William McCormick, Jr.
Cello: Sam Freier

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tiny cities Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiny Cities is J. Alexander Beyer and John McCormick, Jr., multi-instrumentalists based in and around Philadelphia, PA.

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