Greatest Show On Earth

Album: Set This World On Fire (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The debut single from Danika Portz finds the Iowa native comparing a disastrous love affair to life in the circus. It is an unusual lyric for a country artist, though Miranda Lambert also used the circus as a metaphor on her Platinum track "Two Rings Shy." "It's a little flowery, which scares some people off," Portz admitted to Billboard magazine.

    "I wrote it with Chris Drizen, who is a great writer," she continued. "We started with a melody, which sounds circus-y. It was very dark. I always loved going to the circus, and I loved that imagery idea. Because of the melody, it felt very angst-y, like someone had been wronged. It was easy to take it in that direction, and there are so many images that come along with that theme."

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