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The Hollies

The Hollies are an English pop group formed in Manchester in the early 1960s, although the majority of the band members came from towns in East Lancashire. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style, they became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and early 1970s. They enjoyed consi… more »

I see a clown painting his face once more 
 Before the show has started 
He paints a smile on his face with his makeup now 
 Although he`s broken hearted 

But the rule of the clown is simple 
And the show must go on as always 
 People are there to laugh at him 
And he mustn't let them down 

He's lost someone dear to him 
And he's crying now although he doesn't show it 
He gives the show of his life though he's breaking down 
 Although you'd never know it 

But there's something different about his smile 
An unfamiliar frown 
Yes there's something different about him now 
He's painted his smile on upside down


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