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Song Lyrics

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You can walk on the water, drown in the sand

You can fly off a mountaintop if anybody can

Run away, run away--it`s the restless age

Look away, look away--you can turn the page

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Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap

Here on the street

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I got six on each arm and two more round my feet

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Life is a carnival--believe it or not

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Life is a carnival--two bits a shot

Saw a man with the jinx in the third degree

From trying to deal with people--people you can`t see

Take away, take away, this house of mirrors

Give away, give away, all the souvenirs

We`re all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world

The flat old world

The street is a sideshow from the peddler to the corner girl

Life is a carnival--it`s in the book

Life is a carnival--take another look

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap

Here on the street

I got six on each arm and two more round my feet

Life is a carnival--believe it or not

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Release History

The The Band song "Life Is a Carnival" appears on the following albums:
A Musical History
27 September 2005

A Musical History

  1. Across the Great Divide (2:52)
  2. Ain't Got No Home (3:25)
  3. Katie's Been Gone (2:46)
  4. Life Is a Carnival (3:57)
  5. Who Do You Love (2:40)
  6. Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos (4:40)
  7. Rag Mama Rag (3:03)
  8. Share Your Love With Me (2:55)
  9. When I Paint My Masterpiece (4:18)
  10. You Know I Love You (2:45)
  11. Didn't It Rain (3:20)
  12. Don't Ya Tell Henry (3:14)
  13. Further on Up the Road (3:09)
  14. The Moon Struck One (4:08)
  15. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (3:32)
  16. Forever Young (4:57)
  17. Nineteen Years Old (4:15)
  18. Tears of Rage (5:36)
  19. The River Hymn (4:40)
  20. When You Awake (3:15)
  21. Don't Do It (3:47)
  22. Honky Tonk (3:05)
  23. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (3:37)
  24. To Kingdom Come (3:22)
  25. Up on Cripple Creek (4:33)
  26. Bacon Fat (2:40)
  27. Caledonia Mission (3:17)
  28. Highway 61 Revisited (3:58)
  29. In A Station (3:33)
  30. Whispering Pines (3:55)
  31. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (3:02)
  32. Ophelia (3:34)
  33. Robbie's Blues (3:37)
  34. Smoke Signal (5:09)
  35. The Weight (4:33)
  36. Acadian Driftwood (6:44)
  37. Get Up, Jake (2:18)
  38. Leave Me Alone (2:37)
  39. Unfaithful Servant (4:15)
  40. We Can Talk (3:04)
  41. It Makes No Difference (6:32)
  42. Jemima Surrender (3:49)
  43. Long Black Veil (3:05)
  44. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (3:13)
  45. Uh Uh Uh (2:22)
  46. Chest Fever (5:18)
  47. Daniel and the Sacred Harp (4:13)
  48. He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart) (2:38)
  49. The Genetic Method (2:41)
  50. Twilight (3:15)
  51. Christmas Must Be Tonight (3:33)
  52. (I Want to Be) The Rainmaker (Sketch) (2:59)
  53. Lonesome Suzie (3:00)
  54. Time To Kill (3:25)
  55. All La Glory (3:33)
  56. (I Don't Want to) Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes (4:21)
  57. The Saga of Peptone Rouge (4:15)
  58. The Stones I Throw (Sketch) (1:07)
  59. This Wheel's On Fire (3:13)
  60. I Shall Be Released (3:13)
  61. Livin' in a Dream (2:52)
  62. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (3:34)
  63. The Shape I'm In (4:01)
  64. The Stones I Throw (Will Free All Men) (2:06)
  65. Endless Highway (5:26)
  66. Forbidden Fruit (5:41)
  67. Go Go Liza Jane (2:13)
  68. Stage Fright (3:42)
  69. Yazoo Street Scandal (3:56)
  70. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (3:38)
  71. Home Cookin' (3:45)
  72. I Ain't Got No Home (3:47)
  73. Move Me (2:57)
  74. The Rumor (4:14)
  75. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast) (3:18)
  76. Out of the Blue (3:22)
  77. Slippin' and Slidin' (3:13)
  78. Tell Me, Momma (4:06)
  79. Two Piano Song (4:13)
  80. Baby Lou (3:40)
  81. Don't You Do It (3:48)
  82. Evangeline (3:12)
  83. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (5:38)
  84. Mystery Train (5:40)
  85. Long Distance Operator (4:34)
  86. Strawberry Wine (3:47)
  87. Words and Numbers (Sketch) (4:13)
  88. Key to the Highway (2:24)
  89. Rockin' Chair (3:43)
  90. You Don't Come Through (Sketch) (2:03)
  91. Beautiful Thing (Sketch) (1:41)
  92. Bessie Smith (4:17)
  93. Look Out, Cleveland (3:35)
  94. 4% Pantomime (4:36)
  95. Caledonia Mission (Sketch) (2:29)
  96. Odds and Ends (1:49)
  97. Ferdinand the Impostor (4:07)
  98. Ruben Ruben (3:15)
  99. Will the Circle Be Unbroken (0:55)
Across the Great Divide
15 November 1994

Across the Great Divide

  1. Tears of Rage (5:36)
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece (4:18)
  3. Who Do You Love (2:40)
  4. Do the Honky Tonk (live) (2:59)
  5. The Moon Struck One (4:08)
  6. The Weight (4:33)
  7. He Don't Love You (2:37)
  8. I Shall Be Released (3:13)
  9. Life Is a Carnival (3:57)
  10. Chest Fever (5:18)
  11. Katie's Been Gone (2:46)
  12. The River Hymn (4:40)
  13. Bessie Smith (4:17)
  14. Don't Do It (live) (4:35)
  15. In A Station (3:33)
  16. Caldonia Mission (live) (3:22)
  17. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast) (demo) (3:18)
  18. To Kingdom Come (3:22)
  19. Ain't No Cane on the Brazos (live) (4:26)
  20. Lonesome Suzie (3:00)
  21. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (live) (3:53)
  22. Get Up Jake (live) (3:21)
  23. Rag Mama Rag (3:03)
  24. Slippin' and Slidin' (live) (3:14)
  25. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (3:32)
  26. This Wheel's on Fire (live) (3:55)
  27. Twilight (3:15)
  28. Back to Memphis (live) (5:58)
  29. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (3:02)
  30. Share Your Love With Me (2:55)
  31. Mystery Train (5:40)
  32. Rockin' Chair (3:43)
  33. Too Wet to Work (live) (2:30)
  34. Acadian Driftwood (6:44)
  35. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (live) (3:26)
  36. Whispering Pines (3:55)
  37. Don't Ya Tell Henry (live) (3:24)
  38. Ophelia (3:34)
  39. Up on Cripple Creek (4:33)
  40. Across the Great Divide (2:52)
  41. Endless Highway (live) (5:10)
  42. It Makes No Difference (6:32)
  43. Livin' in a Dream (2:52)
  44. She Knows (live) (3:23)
  45. Unfaithful Servant (4:15)
  46. Evangeline (feat. Emmylou Harris) (3:12)
  47. Shape I'm In (4:01)
  48. The Saga of Pepote Rouge (4:14)
  49. Daniel and the Sacred Harp (4:13)
  50. Out of the Blue (3:22)
  51. Right as Rain (3:49)
  52. All La Glory (3:33)
  53. The Weight (feat. The Staple Singers) (4:36)
  54. Stage Fright (3:42)
  55. The Last Waltz Refrain (1:32)
  56. Theme From The Last Waltz (Orchestra) (3:25)
Best Of The Band
19 December 2006


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The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group that originally consisted of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals). The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group The Hawks one by one between 1958 and 1963.

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Music Format
7"
Year(s) Recorded
Early 1971
Genre
Roots rock
Americana
Song Duration
3:57
Labels
Capitol Records
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