life and love in the big top

by Paul Comaskey

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released January 2, 2016

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Paul Comaskey Maine

You are owed nothing.Life is what YOU make it.What are you waiting for. With those thoughts in mind I decided to record the songs that have been in my head for many years and to share them with you .

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Track Name: when the circus comes to town
when the circus comes to town

when the circus comes to town
they pitch their tent down by the lake
people lock all their windows and doors
incase a tiger should escape
and no one sleeps at night
they're all dreaming about the clowns
it aint all fun and games you know
when the circus comes to town

when the circus comes to town
when the circus comes to town
it aint all fun games you know
when the circus comes to town

he's up on the tight rope
working on one wheel
he has an eye for the fire eater
but thats a love that's to surreal
and know one seems to notice
I think the tent could burn down
I'm hearing bells and whistles
when the circus comes to town

when the circus comes to town
when the circus comes to town
I'm hearing bells and whistles
when the circus comes to town

she walks out of the smoke
looking like Jesus
her vail has been lifted
I feel the love between us
I don't know where she's going
I know thats where Im bound
I love that bearded lady
when the circus comes to town

when the circus comes to town
when the circus comes to town
I love that bearded lady
when the circus comes to town
Track Name: good for you
good for you

we're more less in the place we had hoped to be
missing parts but maintaining out dignity
its taken time to banish the fears and the doubts
to show the world we know what we're talking about

and if thats good for
babe if its good for
its it good for …
it's even better for me .

you're never on your knee's when Sunday comes
or wailing at the wall with the chosen ones
and if there is a deity
you chose to speak with him secretly …

if thats good for
babe if its good for
its it good for …
it's even better for me .
and if thats good for
babe if its good for
its it good for …
it's even better for me .
Track Name: rock star
rock star

holed up in the jewelry quarter
making music for days and days
we're heading down to the smoke tomorrow
we're gonna make this music pay
hollow body guitars make us look like rock stars
skin tight jeans border on the obscene
I got my Chelsea boots the girl said I look real cute
I'm living so large
Im gonna be a rock star

Im gonna be a rock star
I'm gonna be ….

made a deal with Virgin (Ten)
they changed our ways and changed our look
we're holed up ,a house in the country
writing songs with lots of hooks .
"I wont make you stay"
"I've been searching for trust"
I'm living so large
I really must be a rock star .

I must be a rock star
I must be a rock star

One ..there's no money
two… there's no show
three.. we're not ready
One ..there's no money
two… there's no show
three.. we're not ready .

you know what they say
nothing ventured nothing gained
I'm living a life with no regrets
I'm really famous you just haven't heard of me yet
Im living so large I'm really a rock star .
I'll always be a rock star
Im living so large I'm really a rock star .
I'll always be a rock star

One ..there's no money
two… there's no show
three.. we're not ready
One ..there's no money
two… there's no show
three.. we're not ready .
One ..there's no money
two… there's no show
three.. we're not ready
One ..there's no money
two… there's no show
three.. we're not ready .
Track Name: whats new with you
whats new with

whats new with you I guess its been a while
they said you'd crossed the ocean ,I guess that was a lie
I thought my heart would stop ,if I ever looked into those eyes .
whats new with you she said its been a while .

Do I have time for coffee ,yes I believe I do .
Girl you're looking so amazing the years have been good to you .
I thought my heart would stop if I ever looked into those eyes
whats new with she said its been a while .

so we sit and we talk ,she tells that she lives alone .
he just walked out and left her ,she knows she did nothing wrong
but I would never understand her pain no matter how I tried
whats new with you she said …its been a while .

over and over
I would let you back in
to feel your breath on my face
your skin on my skin
so don't try to tell me
about pain I don't know
do you forget how you fucked me over
Im letting you know
here's whats new
Im over you ..yes thats whats new
Im over you
goodbye
thats whats new .
Track Name: house of sin
house of sin
she has a little house back in the woods 

she has a little house way back in the woods 

she has a little house back in the woods 

where there is no sin

It has no number ,it has no bell

its way past heaven and its close to hell

there's a little house back in the woods 

where there is no sin.

Some pay with money

some pay with there hearts

some are here for the honey

some are looking for a new start 

in the little house ,back in the woods 

where there is no sin

And she prays everyday

no one will come 

she prays everyday ...except maybe the one 

she prays everyday in the house of sin 

and she prays everyday no one will come
Track Name: polly on the mop stick
polly on the mop stick


Harry Cornflake Bill Skate
polly on the mop stick , by the front gate
show jumping in the backyard
cloth prop pole vault , that was kind of hard
and the neighbor has a German Shepard named Fritz
Maureen O'Day has great big teeth
I don't care if the sun don't I guess i must be happy all the time
I guess I'm doing fine.

Good god I hope it lasts forever
so good I hope lasts forever

There is a World Cup tournament on the green
the last to score will be the next one in
and the little red head she's our babysitter
her mother is a mid wife or maybe a stripper
the new kid on the corner has a Johnny Seven
I think I've died and gone to heaven
it must be heaven ...

so good I hope it lasts forever
so good I hope it lasts forever ...

slow dancing around "The Ring"
round we go its a beautiful thing
There's Ruby and jimmy and so many others
I give a shout out to the Bollock brothers
Kevin and Brian Tony and Ray and all you little ladies
I forget...noway . you know who you are .

so good I hope it lasts forever
good god I hope it lasts forever
so good I hope it last forever
good god i hope it lasts forever
so good so good so good
good god good god good god
Track Name: save a place
save a place

let me rock you in my arms
and dry the rears for your last love
I know that one day you will love again
I know just what you're going through
I know what that boy has done to you
believe me when I say the best is yes to come .

save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart for a love thats true
save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart for a love thats true

Let me tell you of another love
that was long before your mother
and she broke my heart
I thought that I would never love again
but you have witnessed everyday
a new love that came my way
you were raised in the heart
of a love thats true

save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart for a love thats true
save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart
save a place in your heart for a love thats true
Track Name: hushabye
hushabye

hushabye hushabye
you'll hear the wind blow
hushabye hushabye
you'll hear the wind blow

the children lay in the bed they couldn't sleep
the wind rattled the windows they were scared
this was not there bed this was not there home
this was grandma's house

hushabye hushabye
you'll hear the wind blow
hushabye hushabye
you'll hear the wind blow

she told them
"don't fear the wind, that wind you hear
keeps the monsters at bay"
"the wind …that keeps the banshee away
so don't fear the wind

hushabye hushabye
you'll hear the wind blow
hushabye hushabye
you'll hear the wind blow

but the children could hear something else
deep in that rattling wind something ….else
come to me come to me
and I'll take care of you
come to me come to me
and I'll be there with you
they could feel it in their toes
they could feel the creeping cold on their legs
deep in their belly's it was cold so cold
they felt it on their arms
they felt in the finger tips
as the feeling faded away
like the night fading into day
the children the children they were gone .

hush the wee ba the bonnie wee ba
hush the wee ba the bonnie wee ba
hushabye hushabye I will be their with you .
Track Name: my mistake
my mistake

when there is no body just a smoking gun
days turn into weeks , no one recalls
"who's the wounded one"
it's just another mystery unsolved and misunderstood
the passage of time blurred the line
between bad and good

My mistake was loving you
loving you more than they could stand
my crime was stealing your heart away
to keep forever and a day
that's my only crime .

The players are scattered the puzzle undone
the game is over no surprise at the outcome
just another mystery resolved and understood
the passage of time blurred the line
between bad and good .

My mistake was loving you
loving you more than they could stand
my crime was stealing your heart away
to keep forever and a day
that's my only crime .
Track Name: home
home

I know where I'm going ,don't worry about me .
no you don't have to come this time , though I'll miss your company
know that I'll reach out for you , just look for the sign
every morning when the sun comes up .
know that I'm doing fine ,I know where I'm going .

I know where I'm going I see friends old and new
they're so surprised to see me , they weren't expecting me so soon.
we sit at their table and drink of their wine
If you're wondering how I'm doing
know that I'm doing fine, I know where I'm going .

you might call it heaven
you might call it heaven
I call it home ….home
you might call it heaven
you might call it heaven
I call it home ….home

I know where I'm going don't you worry about me
there are no holy ones around ,no devils chasing me
I know where I'm going I know what I am
I know where I'm going back to the one
I know where I'm going ..

you might call it heaven
you might call it heaven
I call it home ….home
you might call it heaven
you might call it heaven
I call it home ….home

home is where the heart is
home where I belong
home I'm not devided
home I'm just the one
home is where the light is
brighter than the sun
home you will remember …where you came from .
Track Name: nine line poem 1/19/16
nine line poem

I was unprepared
for the feelings that rushed over me
I was unprepared
I hadn't thought that you would leave
there was so much more to say
words are not enough somehow
I hope that I can live my days
the way you always have
so I, I maybe prepared.