From the recording Dangertown

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Words/Music by Craig Spector, ©2017-2021 Craig Spector & Serendipity Creative, all rights reserved.

Lyrics

Finish This (My Shivaree)
words/music by Craig Spector ©2017 Craig Spector & Serendipity Music, all rights reserved.

[Intro Bally]

Sometimes I get it twisted
Like there’s only here, and down
And everything’s a mystery
Since the circus came to town.
The games are all so crooked
The rides just make me ill
The fortune teller took my hand
and placed a bitter pill

Finish this, she said
Finish this
Before you go you have to
Finish this

The midway is too garish
The calliope’s too shrill
The carny barkers hustle
every mark and rube and shill.
Take a chance win a prize they cry,
their fingers in the till
The fortune teller took my hand
and whispered oh so still

Finish this, she said
Finish this
Before you go you have to
Finish this
Finish this, she said
Finish this
If you want to know you have to
Finish this

The funhouse mirrors beckon
Got a thousand ways to see
And all of them are broken
And none of them are me

The spec girls in their slop shoes
where the gandy dancers swing
While gillies fish for ducats
just to get inside the ring
The animals are restless
as the web girls take a spin
The fortune teller took my hand
and then she led me in

Finish this, she said
Finish this
Before you go you have to
Finish this
Finish this, she said
Finish this
If you’re in the show you have to
Finish this

[Middle Bally]

Tomorrow this’ll all be gone
Down another town or three
And me I might be waiting
just to make my shivaree
But if you do not see me
I’m just around the bend
Cuz everything’s a mystery
but I’ll see you again

Finish this, she said
Finish this
Before you go you have to
Finish this
Finish this, she said
Finish this
If you wanna know you have to
Finish this

[Bally Out]