I never liked the lions or the trainer cracking his whip
Maybe it was because they were too scary
I think it’s because I sensed the violence.
I never liked the elephants riding the ladies around in their feathers
Maybe it was because they were too big
I think it’s because I sensed their sadness.
I never liked the clowns with giant shoes and honking their horns
Maybe it’s because they were pitiful
I think it’s because they were really scary.
Oh, but the acrobats swinging high in the Big Top and taking baby steps
That’s where my eyes were
I think because they wanted to be there.