The Great Trapeze

by Joe Thompson

Genre: Country

Lyrics

High as you thought you could get
With no safety net
To cushion a fall.
You rose and took that brave step
Away from regret
Now you’ve outrun us all.

As I stand in the settling dusr
I keep thinking you must
Have come crashing down.
Down to the humbling Earth
I keep searching the dirt
But you’re not to be found.

Oh! I never saw you as the kind that would try.
And to my surprise, you were out there flying with ease.

You rose like a carnival tent
From the dirt and cement
Of this tragic, small town
Up to the glittering stars,
Past the streetlights and bars
That have held us all down.

Oh! I never saw you as the kind that would try.
And to my surprise, you were out there flying with ease.

Now we watch with our mouths open-wide
Both resentment and pride
Flecking our lips.
You poised and flipped through the air.
In our hearts we were scared
While some prayed you would slip.

Oh! I never saw you as the kind that would try.
And to my surprise, you were out there flying with ease…on the great trapeze.

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