play Jimmie Angel's Flying Circus

from Chasing Beauty

I knew you in your carnie days
We watched the big top swept away
You rode the wings of a hurricane
And washed the souls
of the clowns away

An Ohio cornfield eight feet high
A barker's voice
cuts through the sky
"Oh, Dear friends!
You won't believe your eyes!
When Jimmie Angel daredevil flies!

A death defying side show! Gentlemen and Ladies!
Let your eyes behold! Behold!"

You're a refugee, you're a runaway
You'll plant your seeds
But you won't stay
You'll lift your wings
Cause there'll come a day
When you fear the trees
Get in the way

You're riding in a sky show
A barrel-rolling flying circus
Barnstorming,
billboard celebrity

When the sky falls
Will you have it all?
The gold?
The rivers?
The waterfalls?
This life is a dance
A game of chance
The chase
Is all you'll ever know
Go

A Missouri girl with blue sky eyes
"Step right up---  It's a buck a ride!"
Above the clouds a kiss, a sigh
Late night stars and last goodbyes

You're waking up the silos
Chicago to St Louis
Taking the towns gold
And then you blew right through us
 
(Chorus x2)

Credits:

Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: Ellis Paul
Bass: Gray Griggs
Drums: Travis McNabb
Keyboards: Brandon Bush
Electric Guitar: Tom Tapley
Additional Vocals: Red Molly (Molly Vetner, Abbie Gardner, Laurie MacAllister)

Ellis Paul | Ellis Paul Publishing - SESAC
Kristian Bush | Song Of The Architect - BMI
Brandon Bush | Another Song Of The Architect - ASCAP

updated: 3 years ago