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Cher – The Greatest Show On Earth lyrics

The greatest show on earth
Writer bob stone

I just stood there watching you
As you took off my ring
Then you gently put it in my hand
I guess I knew there's someone else
You rather spend your life with
And you hoped that I would understand

So you put the ring in your pocket
I slowly turned to walk out the door
You were so much stronger
Than you've ever been before

You put on the greatest show on earth
It was the greatest show on earth
But then I stopped dead in my tracks
And begged you to take me back

The next time that I saw you
You were waiting for a bus
I just happened to be passing by
When I said hello and every little thing
You said you'd be married and you lied

I guess you know that I've been keeping busy
I've been going out most every night
You were very happy
That my future looked so bright


Yesterday I called to see
If we could meet somewhere0
I've been thinking about you for some time
But soon as I walked in that place
Where we used to go
You knew just what I had on my mind

You thought it could be just like old times
Honey it could never be the same
I got up from the table walked away
While you remained

[Chorus x2]

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