From the album Benches

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Lyrics

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Show stops today, it’s a high-wire masquerade,
and I’ve been miscast for too long that’s for sure.
Sleep when you die. Life won’t pass me by
‘cause I won’t be rolling up to ride on this wheel anymore.

I may be jumping at the sun with a hoe,
but I’m gonna run where the pepper grows.

Cheerio to you ringmaster,
now you won’t see me for dust.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Checking out to find my rosebuds,
adios and toodle-oo.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.

That’s it for me, had a taste of the flying trapeze,
couldn’t let that falling feeling take me down.
No time for tears, I couldn’t say they were wasted years,
but I’m leaving with the reason that my heart has come unbound.

Take down the big top and move on.

I may be jumping at the sun with a hoe,
but I’m gonna run where the pepper grows.

Cheerio to you ringmaster,
now you won’t see me for dust.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Checking out to find my rosebuds,
adios and toodle-oo,
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Not my problem chimpanzee.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.