carnies lyrics – rush

carnies

under the gaze of the angels
a spectacle like he’s never seen
spinning lights and faces
demon music and gypsy queens

the glint of iron wheels
bodies spin in a clockwork dance
the smell of flint and steel
a wheel of fate, a game of chance

how i prayed just to get away
to carry me anywhere
sometimes the angels punish us
by answering our prayers
by answering our prayers

a face of naked evil
turns the young boy’s blood to ice
the deadly confrontation
such a dangerous device

the glint of iron wheels
bodies spin in a clockwork dance
the smell of flint and steel
a wheel of fate, a game of chance

shout to warn the crowd
accusations ringing loud
a ticking box, in the hand of the innocent
the angry crowd moves toward him with bad intent

how i prayed just to get away
to carry me anywhere
sometimes the angels punish us
by answering our prayers
by answering our prayers

the glint of iron wheels
bodies spin in a clockwork dance
the smell of flint and steel
a wheel of fate, a game of chance

/ rush lyrics