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A showman's life is a smoky bar / And the fevered chase of a tiny star / It's a hotel room and a lonely wife / From what I've seen a showman's life // chorus: Nobody told me about this part / They told me all about the pretty girls and the wine / And the money and the good times / There's no mention of all the wear and tear on an old honkey tonker's heart / Well, I might have known it, but nobody told me about this part /// A boy will dream, as children do / Of a great white way till the dream comes true / And a phony smile in a colored light / Is all there is to a showman's life /// repeat chorus twice /// Well, I might have known it, but nobody told me about this part

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