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Run Away and Join the Circus

from Well Swung! by Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band



I know the world is round
So why should I be square
And live inside a box
That never goes anywhere?
I want to be in a place where the people
Prefer life upside down
And always bounce back up on their feet
Whenever they fall on the ground
Where there are really angels in the sky
And one of them will teach me how to fly
How to fly

Bum bum bum, bum-bum-bum bum bum bum, bum-bum bum
Run away and join the circus
Fun of every shape and size
Come inside and see the wonders
You won’t believe your eyes

But I can’t run, not me, not even to join the circus
Whenever I run I get a stitch right here in my side
I can’t catch, I can’t throw
I can’t cartwheel, I know
I’ll fall over if I balance on my hands
I get dizzy and sick
If you spin me too quick
And I can’t bend my body the wrong way round
If I swallow fire
I might burn my tongue
If I fly through the air
I might fall on my
Bum bum bum bum-bum-bum bum
So what's to be done?
Why don’t I take my ukulele to the circus?
Why don’t I show the circus folk what I can play?
And if you like the song, perhaps you’ll sing along
And let me stay
Let me stay
What do you say?

Run away and join the circus
Fun of every shape and size
Come inside and see the wonders
You won’t believe your eyes, believe your eyes
Believe your eyes, believe your eyes
You won’t believe your eyes


from Well Swung!, released July 18, 2018
Tricity Vogue – vocals, ukulele, kazoo. Becca Toft – trumpet. Emma Bassett – trombone. Yasmin Ogilvie – saxophone. Emily O’Hara – guitar, backing vocals. Sarah Bodalbhai – piano, backing vocals. Amy Baldwin – double bass. Michele Drees – drums, backing vocals. Josephine Shaker – tap dancing.
Recorded at Cowshed Studios & Cross Lane Studios, London, in May & June 2018. Produced by Nick Trepka.
Photo by James Millar Photography, illustration by Heather Tyrrell.
Bowler Hat, Bad Showgirl and Run Away and Join The Circus by Heather Tyrrell. Sweet Dreams by David Steward & Annie Lennox. Tainted Love by Ed Cobb. All About That Bass by Paul Kadish & Meghan Trainor. Don't Bring Lulu by Lew Brown, Ray Henderson & Billy Rose. Rasputin by Fred Jay, Frank Farian, George Reyam & Arve Sigvaldsen. King Of The Swingers by Robert & Richard Sherman.
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