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Freakshow

This song is by David Knopfler and appears on the album Cut the Wire (1986).

Took you on a rollercoaster
Now you're riding to the wall of death
Only doing what you're supposed to
Tell me Johnnie, what'll you do next?

Welcome to the freak show
Who's that freakin', well what d'you know
You only reap the love you sow
D'you only beat up on the ones you love?

Welcome to the freak show Babe
Another debt left unpaid
Finger pointing 'cause you feel afraid
Think you're lying on the bed you made.

Heard you screamin' on the rollercoaster
Dragged you bleedin' from the wall of death
Took your picture in a hall of mirrors
Broke your spirit - Now there's no one left

Tell me Rambo, no, I'd like to know
Do you still beat up on the ones you love?
No, really I'd like to know
Hello Hello, welcome to the freak show.

Welcome to the freak show
You only reap the love you sow
You get to share the front row
When that corpse you thought you buried
She starts to grow.

Maybe there's a light down here
Baby it became so clear
Listen and it's coming closer -
You listen and you learn to hear
I feel the same pain Babe
Oh yeah, the boy's insane Babe
Auf Wiedersehen, Babe

Still ridin' the ghost train
Bought his ticket on the wall of death
I'm still standin' though darkness reign
I'm still fightin' just to catch my breath

Still ridin' the ghost train
Bought his ticket on the wall of death
I'm still standin' though darkness reign
I'm still fightin' just to catch my breath

Still standing, still laughing
Learnin' to survive
Welcome to the freak show
Still frightened just to feel alive.

Welcome to the freak show
You only reap the love you sow
I believe this time you know
That all you need's another miracle
And now you're just another echo
Another cry from limbo
Just one more freak I used t'know
From the freak show
Another sideshow, from The Kino
The Late Show, El Dorado.

Written by:

David Knopfler

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