Three Ring Circus
Blue Magic Lyrics


The whistle blows as he makes his rounds
He's seen every town west of Mississippi
He's just a face painted all in smiles
Jumpin' up and down and makin' people happy

Though deep inside a shadow grows
He could laugh and no one knows
There's a lonely man inside

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well
Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round

He does the best like the minstrel did
Just to please the kids and keep the people laughing
But no one knows that beneath the clothes
And his turned up nose lies a lonely beggar

He needs the love he spreads around
But in life he's just a clown
Till they bring the curtain down

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well
Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round

He needs the love that can't be found
But you're just too blind to see
That the clown is really needy

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well
Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round

Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
Goin' 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round

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Written by: Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli

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Emmanuelle Lannes

The whistle blows as he makes his rounds
He's seen every town west of Mississippi
He's just a face painted all in smiles
Jumpin' up and down and makin' people happy

Though deep inside a shadow grows
He could laugh and no one knows
There's a lonely man inside

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well

Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

He does the best like the minstrels did
Just to please the kids and keep the people laughing
But no one knows that beneath the clothes
And his turned up nose lives a lonely beggar

He needs the love he spreads around
But in life he's just a clown
Till they bring the curtain down

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well

Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

He needs the love that can't be found
But you're just too blind to see
That the clown is really needy

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well

Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round



All comments from YouTube:

Emmanuelle Lannes

The whistle blows as he makes his rounds
He's seen every town west of Mississippi
He's just a face painted all in smiles
Jumpin' up and down and makin' people happy

Though deep inside a shadow grows
He could laugh and no one knows
There's a lonely man inside

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well

Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

He does the best like the minstrels did
Just to please the kids and keep the people laughing
But no one knows that beneath the clothes
And his turned up nose lives a lonely beggar

He needs the love he spreads around
But in life he's just a clown
Till they bring the curtain down

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well

Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

He needs the love that can't be found
But you're just too blind to see
That the clown is really needy

Life is a three ring circus
All of the ups and downs of a carousel
That I know so well

Life is a three ring circus
Just one little ride on a merry-go-round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round
Goin' round and round and round and round and round

still4hope

@Robert Armstrong YES! 🙂

still4hope

The clown is really me not needy 😂😂

Robert Armstrong

Emmanuelle...great job...really fun to sing along....but the line "That the clown is really needy" needs to be edited and corrected to say the "That the clown is really me". It is perhaps the most important line in the whole song as it puts everything into context.

Rosenilton Alves

@Emmanuelle Lannes ok

Emmanuelle Lannes

@Jamond Thomas 🙄

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Vince Gomez

How is it that I can remember the words to all these songs after all these years? I love that I grew up in the 60s and 70s.

j Pat

They touched your spirit. This song reminds me of Sammy Davis' Mr. Bojangles

Kevin D McGill

It never leaves our spirit...I'll be singing these jams in Heaven (or Hell, if I screw up from here on out)...

taylor young

Me too

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