Carny Boy -Royal Fingerbowl

The Romans tried-tried to build their walls
but this circus life ain’t no thing at all
the big top flies so much higher than you see

little birdy told me that you was leaving me
It seems you was hangin round his favorite tree
and it seems like I’m slipping
off that fine trapeze of yours

I’ll never know where the lion tamers go
I’m just a carny boy

The swallow he spits
the roadrunner beats the check
the egret’s got an albatross hanging
round his neck
and the seagull chides
the hopeless survivors of the surf

but I ain’t none of those things
so spread your wings I’m just a carny boy

Three long years and yet I couldn’t guess your weight and age
a bearded lady’s got me locked inside a gilded cage
and what was it I saw
when we laid down in the straw
what did the monkey see
we were as happy as can be

Some people might try to clip your wings
and some people think they know why the caged bird sings
but you and I
ain’t got no use
for no locks and no cages nohow

but I’ll always stop to stare
as you’re flying through the air
just a carny boy

but I’ll always stop to stare
as you’re flying through the air
I’m just a carny boy
I’ll always be your carny boy

Carny Boy -Royal Fingerbowl