Circus Train

by goldenwings

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released August 18, 2014

Mike Meske - vocals, backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitars,
Dan Smart - Drums, Percussion, Electric Piano, Wurlitzer, synth, dobro
Recorded and mixed by Dan Smart at Echo/Normal Studio, Chicago
Mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering, Chicago
Produced by Mike Meske and Dan Smart
All songs and lyrics written by Mike Meske (*Lyrics were co-written by Mike Meske and Chris Wilke on Track 2 "Man Of Conviction")
Album Artwork by Erin Liljegren
Thanks to Jonathan Janke for photoshop edits



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Track Name: Circus Train
Looking at my circus mirror
the image of a clown
fighting of those tattooed tears
I kept changing my direction
but those angles of deception
kept leading me astray every day
Became a tamer of the lions
ruthless in my ways
I got locked up in a cage
when nobody came to let me out

I've been riding all day on this lonely circus train
and I don't know where I am or how I got here
Every town looks just the same when you're caught up in this game
and delusion is my only salvation

All these strangers gathered in disguise
Casting ghostly shadows on my eyes

Then the wind came pounding on my window
a beat that I could dance to
and the wind howled a strange melody

Now I'm yearning for protection
from all the lights reflection
I wait for sunny skies to cover my eyes tonight

I'm still hiding these obsessions
and coughing up confessions
laid out like fallacy I want to believe
will set me free