A Showman's Life

     
 

A showman's life is a smokey bar,
The fevered chase of a tiny star,
It's a hotel room and a lonely wife
From what I've seen of a showman's life

Nobody told me about this part
They told me all about the pretty girls and wine
The money and good times


A Touch On The Rainy Side

 

No mention of the wear and tear on an old honkey-tonker's heart
Well, I might have known it
But nobody told me about this part

A boy will dream as children do
Of a great white way, 'til the dream comes true
And a phoney smile in a colored light
Is all it is to a showman's life

Nobody told me about this part
They told me all about the pretty girls and wine
The money and good times
No mention of the wear and tear on an old honkey-tonker's heart
Well, I might have known it
But nobody told me about this part

 
1978 Jesse Winchester               "A Showman's Life"
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