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Judy Collins – Send In The Clowns lyrics

Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air..
Where are the clowns
?

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move...
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns
.

Just when I'd stopped opening doors,
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours.
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines...
No one is there
.

Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want...
Sorry, my dear!
And 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.
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns...
Well, maybe next year.



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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Nearly 20 years ago I walked away from a girl who wanted me. Recently we re-established contact, and I can now see she was the one for me, the girl I should have married. I never understood how much she felt for me, I refused to allow myself, to understand. Why did I walk away? Because of comments by friends about her appearance. I didn't mind, but because I didn't want to be with a girl my friends had made comments on, I refused to allow myself to be close.
    And now, I 'know the door I wanted was hers', but she's married. She never forgot me, but after all these years she just can't walk out on the off chance of happiness, destroying her family.
    Every verse fits my situation. And I will never hold her again.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2011 at 10:07 am
    Despite sondheim saying it's not esoteric I disagree. To me it's about the relationship with one's own higher self (you in mid-air), and recognizing that it has always been there, and reveling in the pure joy and innocence of the inner clown/fool when realizing this, but then in the end falling back into forgetfulness - sad really, perhaps that's why I always pictured sad clowns, because we've forgotten that they're actually already here and we just can't see them.
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    UnregisteredDec 4, 2011 at 12:33 am
    It's the bitter realization that you and the one you love have never truly been "of one heart", simply clowns fooled by your own mistaken perceptions. The painful but pragmatic acceptance that sometimes love isn't enough. And, perhaps, some forgiveness both of self and the beloved that in your respective blindness you hurt each other without ever meaning to do so. Even so, the understanding of such a truth can only lead to separation and heartbreak.
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    UnregisteredSep 15, 2011 at 1:03 am
    A woman who because of her phenomenal beauty. A star. Was running around playing the field, her true love who she took for granted, was her catcher in a trapeze act, she in her flight reaches out but finds her timing is off and no one is there to catch her, she lays dying on the ground send in the clowns, the circus always sends in the clowns, her life is like a video is palying before her and she realizes what she missed and then where are they the clowns, and finally don't bother they are here as she sees the angels arrived to take her to heaven. Brian and Janelle Marshall.
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    UnregisteredNov 29, 2011 at 6:36 am
    This song reminds me of my past that I loved a beautiful. Really beautiful woman. If a male singer should have sung this initially, this is a kind of reminiscence song in the memory of her lover who left her already.
    This is a really beautiful song ever to me.
    I miss her again to listen to this music. But I cannot find her in facebook. Someone should help me hahaha :)

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