New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

This song appears on two albums, and was first released on the Rhymes and Reasons album, and has also been released on The Country Roads Collection album.


If I look like home to you
If I am your sign
Don't try to understand it girl
When I draw the line
It hasn't come to this
That you can say I waste my time

Looking everywhere and going nowhere

For the skies they look so lazy now
Heavy are the clouds
There's nothing here that I could learn
Or what it's all about
You haven't said a thing to me
And you talk so very loud

Looking everywhere and going nowhere

Well I think I'll try the circus
Or go back to Mexico
It's time to make mistakes again
It's time to change the show
It's time and time and time again
To find another way
It's time to gather forces
And get out of yesterday

Because I lost what I was looking for
There's nothing left to share
I need to take myself away
To be some other where
A face, a life, a minute more
I don't think I can spare

Looking everywhere and going nowhere

Cause I tell you when you hurt me
And you just don't seem to know
I inform you that I'm lonely
And you still don't think I'll go
So if I lie to you and smile a thought
It's only half way here
It's just the circus and I'm singing I'm never really near

If I look like home to you
If I am your sign
Don't try to understand it girl
When I draw the line
It hasn't come to this
That you can say I waste my time

Looking everywhere
Looking everywhere
Looking anywhere and going nowhere

Words and music by John Denver and Johnson



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/john_denver/circus.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×