They’re taking all the tents down
Where have you gone my handsome Billy?
The carnival trains’ leavin’ town
Where are you now my darlin’ Billy?
We won’t be dancing together on the high wire
Facing the lions with you at my side anymore
We won’t be breathin’ the smoke and the fire
On the midway
Hangin’ from the trapeze my wrists waitin’ for your wrists
Two daredevils high up on the wall of death
You throwin’ the knife that lands inches from my heart
The light that was in your eyes
Has gone away
The thing in you that made me ache
Has gone to stay
We’ll be riding the train without you tonight
The train that keeps on movin’
Its black smoke scorching the evening sky
A million stars shining above us like every soul livin’ and dead
Has been gathered together by a God to sing a hymn over your bones
Empty are the fairgrounds
Where are you now my handsome Billy?