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​Twelve Year Circus

This song is by Good Riddance and appears on the album For God And Country (1994).

It was a day like any other
My son he turned to me and said
Father wherever did we go so wrong
I thought it over for a minute and said

Son for twelve years
There was a circus

Sometimes I want to dream my life away
And other times it all seems wrong
Still other days I want to throw my life away
That's when I know I don't belong

Now when I'm down some people ask me
Just when and where my luck did change
I smile and say the eighties broke my spirit
'Cause when the circus came to town
I was in it's way

This charade is not for me
Just put aside what I think it means to me
Just put aside my eccentricities
There's nothing for me in this one horse town
At least until the circus came around

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