A Long Slow Slide

    Lights are bright in the circus
    The geeks and the freaks all light cigarettes and laugh at your misery
    While the white of the curtain closing crushes your heart
    The inertia of loneliness tears your flesh apart
    It's a long slow slide
    It's a long slow slide
    It's a long slow slide
    Down
    Once the neon is gone
    There's still that golden splinter at your side
    His manners are charming
    But who are you fooling
    You're still nobody's bride
    And Bukowski's widow
    Haunts each empty seat on the ferris wheel
    As ghoulish lovers collide in a collage of kisses that they steal
    It's a long slow slide
    It's a long slow slide
    It's a long slow slide
    Down
    And outside your window you can see the circus it's lurching
    with rings of smoke
    You laugh halfheartedly at the punchline
    Not realizing they've made you the joke
    And inside you're heart a war is raging
    A region still untamed
    The worst fear I can imagine is for the mystery to be named
    Is for the mystery to be named
    It's a long slow slide
    It's a long slow slide
    It's a long slow slide
    Down