More Than a Carny

by Matthew B Everett

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This song started with a title, as they often do. William Moretti is supposed to use this title too.


She's seen you in your underwear
but still she came back for more
you've been all up and down the circuit
painting your face, like a professional

and now you're here, grinning ear to ear
confusing her mind (with your blarney)
I can't believe after all this time
she wants you for more than a carny

well reasoned, well argued
she let you stay the night
you like it so much better
when your girls put up a little fight

but still you take and take
as if you're something special
I can't believe after all that she's seen
she wants you for more than a carny
yeah, she wants you for more than a carny

when the circus came it was magic
and yes I saw it too
the colorful tents and hoardings
and the barker shouting at you
to do some things you never ever would do
yes the barker shouting at the top of his lungs
till he's got you down to the lowest rung

She's seen you without your makeup
and still she did not recoil
you must have the gift of gab
but to me you're no more than a carny


released April 21, 2012



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Matthew B Everett Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island-based musician/composer Matt Everett has recorded about five albums. He performs solo and as MG with drummer Greg Motta. He has also done various music for films, dance pieces, circuses, etc. His most recent record White Sugar is put out by 75orLess and can be purchased on their website, and also from iTunes and Amazon! ... more

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