The Clown – Ilana Charnelle

From the album A Class Act (2016)


 
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt on the road

Honey, don’t fall for the clown

They’re the boys with sad eyes, and dark souls

And chasing laughs means they’re missing as soon as you turn around
 

But I came to see you, to meet you

It’s been a long time since I got to speak with you

And you left me here with a drink and my coat all alone
 

So I walk out the bar, get on to the train

Walk home in the dark, by myself again

And if I think of you, it’s with disdain

Coz you never did treat me right

I get to the door, I let myself in

There’s no shame anymore, I know where I’ve been

And I know what I’ve done, and it’s not a sin

No I’m feeling fine

I think I’ll be alright
 

I was waking and far, far from home

And he stood before me and gave me his smile

And when I took to the stage, he took his turn

To see me share a little too much, get a little too wild
 

But he came to watch me, to dislodge me

It had been a long time since someone had touched me

In the morning I woke, put on my face and was gone
 

So I get in the lift, out to the street

The city’s so still, I’m light on my feet

And if I think of you, it’s with a tongue in my cheek

Coz you never did treat me right

I get to the cafe and my day begins

There’s no shame anymore, I know where I’ve been

And I know what I’ve done, and it’s not a sin

I’m feeling fine

I think I’ll be alright
 

One too far gone, and one just too close

I played the wrong cards, just mirrors and smoke

Stand up, stood up

The joke’s on me

The joke’s on me
 

So I walk out the bar, get on to the train

Whiskey-soaked in the dark, by myself again

And if I think of you, it’s with disdain

Coz you never did treat me right, treat me right

I get to the door, I let myself in

There’s no shame anymore, I know where I’ve been

And I know what I’ve done, and it’s not a sin

No I’m feeling fine

I think I’m alright
 

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the road

Honey, don’t fall for the clown

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