The clown is a courtly jester
he makes fun of those around
He makes you laugh, he makes you cry
whenever he’s in town.
But the smile on his face is phony
the tear in his eye is real
But the clown will keep you laughing
without showing how he feels
The clown has been so lonely
his heart was broken in two
He can’t help but remember
when he was last with you.
You took his love then spurned him
and left him feeling blue
Hoping and dreaming that some day
He’ll have someone like you
For now he’ll travel ’round the world
and try to make it smile
Hiding all the pain he feels
behind a painted smile.
In hopes one day he’ll chance to meet
a girl as lovely as you
Then the smile on his face will brighten
and he’ll never again be blue.