Carnies
by Rush

Album: Clockwork Angels (2012)
  • 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
    The bodies spin in a clockwork dance, oh
    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
    The bodies spin in a clockwork dance, oh
    The smell of flint and steel
    A wheel of fate, a game of chance

    Oh, shout to warn the crowd
    Accusations ringing loud
    A ticking box, in the hand of the innocent
    The angry crowd moves towards 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
    The bodies spin in a clockwork dance, oh
    The smell of flint and steel
    A wheel of fate, a game of chance Writer/s: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Elwood Peart
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
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