Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan:The Circus Is Leaving Town

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“The Circus Is Leaving Town”
Artist: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Albums: Ballad of the Broken Seas (2006)
Composers: Isobel Campbell

The party is over now
So draw the curtains down
Your secret is safe to keep
Unzip your velvet gown
And let your hair hang loose
Kick off your satin shoes
Throw back the eiderdown
Farewell to the friday's clown

Circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, roll your stockings down
Circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, dry your eyes

Fixed up something to eat
Still water still run deep
The dogs are barking now
Get back out on the street

Circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, roll your stockings down
Circus is leaving town
So Ruby, dry your eyes

The party is over now
Stop howling at the moon
You need a different beat
You need a different tune

Remember that old song
We heard when we were young
Life was an empty page
The world would write upon

Do you recall the meadow grass
We sat and watched the hours pass?
You were such a good girl then
Oh, Ruby, dry your eyes

Circus is leaving town
Oh Ruby, roll your stockings down
Circus is leaving town
So Ruby, dry your eyes

You're searching when you walk
You're searching when you talk
You could make me believe
That the sun sets in the east
The sun sets in the east
The sun sets in the east