The Last Carnival

The Last Carnival

Sundown, sundown, they're taking all the tents down
Where have you gone my handsome Billy
Sundown, sundown, the carnival train's leaving town
Where are you now darling Billy

We won't be dancing together on the high wire
Facing the lions with you at my side anymore
We won't be breathing the smoke and the fire
On a midway

Hanging from the trapeze my wrists waiting for your wrists
Two daredevils high up on the wall of death
You throwing the knife that lands inches from my heart

Moonrise, moonrise, the light that was in your eyes has gone away
Daybreak, daybreak, the thing in you that made me ache has gone to stay

We'll be riding the train without you tonight
The train that keeps on moving its black smoke scorching the evening sky
A millions stars shining above us like every soul living and dead
Has been gathered together by a God to sing a hymn over your bones

Sundown, sundown, empty are the fairgrounds
Where are you now handsome Billy

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