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Send in The Clowns Lyrics

from Sinatra: New York (4 CD/1 DVD)

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"Send in The Clowns" is track #30 on the album Sinatra: New York (4 CD/1 DVD). It was written by Sondheim, Stephen.
"Send in The Clowns" is track #30 on the album Sinatra: New York (4 CD/1 DVD). It was written by Sondheim, Stephen.

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This is a song about a couple of adult people
Who have spent, oh, quite a long time together
Till one day one of 'em gets restless and decides to leave
Whether it's the man or woman who left is unimportant

It's a breakup
It's a lovely marriage of words and music
Written by Stephen Sondheim

Isn't it rich? Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground and you in mid-air
Send in the clowns

Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around and one who can't move
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns

Just when I stopped opening doors
Finally finding the one that I wanted was yours
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines, nobody's there

Don't you love a farce? My fault, I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want, sorry, my dear
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here

Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Well, maybe next year

Songwriters
SONDHEIM, STEPHEN

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