The Comedians
Elvis Costello)



I sat there alone upon the ferris wheel

A pastel colored carriage in the air

I thought you'd leave me danglin' for a little while

A silly twist upon a childish dare.

Below I saw you whispering to another man

Who held the lever that could bring me down

He'd stop the world fromturning at your command

It's always something cruel that laughter drowns

And I'm up while the dawn is breaking

Even though my heart is aching

I should be drinking a toast

To absent friends

Instead of these

Comedians



I can hardly hear the music from the carousel

The wind picks up, the carriage starts to sway

As one by one the lights go out

It's closing time

I see you take his hand and walk away

Walk away



They say that you will always be the last to know

They say that all that glitters is not gold

It's not just that you're never coming back to me

It's the bitter way that I was told

And I'm up while the dawn is breakin'

Even though my heart is achin'

I should be drinkin' a toast

to absent friends

Instead of these

Comedians.

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