Carnies
by Rush

Album: Clockwork Angels (2012)
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  • Under the gaze of the angels
    A spectacle like he's never seen
    Spinning lights and faces
    Demon music and gypsy queens

    The glint of iron wheels
    Bodies spin in a clockwork dance
    The smell of flint and steel
    A wheel of fate, a game of chance

    How I prayed just to get away
    To carry me anywhere
    Sometimes the angels punish us
    By answering our prayers
    By answering our prayers

    A face of naked evil
    Turns the young boy's blood to ice
    The deadly confrontation
    Such a dangerous device

    The glint of iron wheels
    Bodies spin in a clockwork dance
    The smell of flint and steel
    A wheel of fate, a game of chance

    Shout to warn the crowd
    Accusations ringing loud
    A ticking box, in the hand of the innocent
    The angry crowd moves toward him with bad intent

    How I prayed just to get away
    To carry me anywhere
    Sometimes the angels punish us
    By answering our prayers
    By answering our prayers

    The glint of iron wheels
    Bodies spin in a clockwork dance
    The smell of flint and steel
    A wheel of fate, a game of chanceWriter/s: ALEX LIFESON, GEDDY LEE, NEIL ELWOOD PEART
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
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