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Random Poem:

Carnival
erkillio

I'm last in line here at the carnival
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And the main attractions are looking pretty dull
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There's an out of order sign on the bumper cars
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And the sun done melted all the wax movie stars
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The ticket taker's badge says "Hi, My Name is Mandy"
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I can see from here there's flies in all the cotton candy
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The elephant ears are severed, black, and bloody
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And the clown on stilts is everything but funny
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The bearded woman is givin' me the eye
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And the wolf faced man is tryin' not to cry
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Down here in the freak show, the normal ones are crazy
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Down here in the freak show, the normal ones are crazy
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The man with two heads is smokin' out back
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With a glass eatin' midget and the boy who can't laugh
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I tried to stop and greet them but I got snatched aside
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By a peg legged sailor caught in a ballroom glide
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He didn't say a word just walked me through a door
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Where kids in eye patches beat rythyms on the floor
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So I used my intuition and put on my top hat
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"Ya gotta have a good heart with a moustache like that"
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So take your wooden leg and maestro the band
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I'm gonna dance the night away with the woman with no hands
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