She didn't run away
The circus circled around her and swept her away
up, Up, UP
It took her
Higher and higher
Who can explain it?
The addictive nature
Except for the quiet understanding
Of those who
Who didn't run away
But the circus circled around them
And swept them away
up, Up, UP
Higher and higher
Spin.
Run.
Jump.
Stand still.
Breathe.
No, she didn't run away
The circus circled around her and swept her away.
Listen quietly!
You can hear the band playing.
Listening quietly!
And you can hear the lions roaring.
No, you're not running away
The circus is circling around you
And sweeping you away
up, Up, UP
It'll take you
Higher, and higher
We'll have to understand someday
That those who come after us
Are not running away
But the circus is circling around them
And sweeping them away