Circus of Ghosts Contemporary Folk

Released October 21, 2022

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Composition

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Simon Wright ("SimonW")
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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Lyrics
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Steffen O ("stoman")
Aachen Germany
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Synthesizer-V Solaria Vocals
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Philippe Pansard ("bassman78fr")
Conflans Sainte Honorine France
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Bass guitar
PREMIER
Steve Shouse ("EinsteinsDad")
Shawnee KS USA
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Guitar, Piano and Drums
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Richard Bradley ("Rbradley59")
Toronto Ontario Canada
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Guitar, Backing Vocals and Engineering

Sound Recording

PLUS
Steffen O ("stoman")
Aachen Germany
Other releases
Synthesizer-V Solaria Vocals
PREMIER
Simon Wright ("SimonW")
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Other releases
Lyrics
PLUS
Philippe Pansard ("bassman78fr")
Conflans Sainte Honorine France
Other releases
Bass guitar
PREMIER
Steve Shouse ("EinsteinsDad")
Shawnee KS USA
Other releases
Guitar, Piano and Drums
PREMIER
Richard Bradley ("Rbradley59")
Toronto Ontario Canada
Other releases
Guitar, Backing Vocals and Engineering
Artist's Notes

The idea for this song is that someone finds an old circus tent lying in a shed. As she checks it out, she thinks she hears voices carried on the wind. And they tell her to rebuild the tent and restore the glory of the circus of ghosts

Lyrics

Circus Of Ghosts


(Verse 1)

Trees were cut down for the sawdust

That got trampled in the tent

The canvas was a thousand square metres

Resplendent in white and red


(Verse 2)

It's folded and dusty, forgotten

Until I found it in this old shed

I thought I heard murmurs on the wind

Listened and here?s what they said


(Chorus)

Roll out the fabric

Assemble the posts

Bring back the glory

To this circus of ghosts.

That we were the greatest

Is no idle boast

You'll see when you bring back

The circus of ghosts


(Verse 3)

The Tent makers are in their graves

No artisans like them these days

I researched what I could find

To revive a little of their ways

 

(Verse 4)

I washed, patched and stitched it together

Measured and cut some new posts

And when I got stuck I just listened

To the guidance whispered by ghosts

 

(Chorus)

Roll out the fabric

Assemble the posts

Bring back the glory

To this circus of ghosts

That we were the greatest

Is no idle boast

You'll see when you bring back

The circus of ghosts


(Outro ? crackly denoting a ghost speaking)
Roll up, Roll up

For your viewing pleasure

Come and marvel at the circus of ghosts

(Written by Simon Wright

(September 2022)