🎼🙍💔 Send In The Clowns 💔🙍🎼

Stimulus mind

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  • Feb 27, 2021
    Twilight world


    🎼 Frank Sinatra - Send In The Clowns 🎼

    [Spoken intro]
    This is a song about a couple of adult people who have spent, oh, quite a long time
    together, till one day
    one of 'em gets restless and decides to leave. Whether it's the man or woman who left is unimportant.
    It's a breakup.
    It's a lovely marriage of words and music, written by Stephen Sondheim.

    Isn't it rich? Are we a pair?
    Me here at last on the ground and you in mid-air
    Send in the clowns

    Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve?
    One who keeps tearing around and one who can't move
    But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns

    Just when I stopped opening doors
    Finally finding the one that I wanted was yours
    Making my entrance again with my usual flair

    Sure of my lines
    Nobody's there

    Don't you love a farce? My fault, I fear
    I thought that you'd want what I want, sorry my dear
    But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
    Don't bother they're here

    Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?
    Losing my timing this late in my career
    But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
    Well, maybe next year

    Musical: A Little Night Music (1973) - an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night.
    Songwriter: Stephen Sondheim


    "Send in the Clowns" was never meant to be a soaring ballad; it's a song of regret. And it's a song of a lady who is too upset and too angry to speak– meaning to sing for a very long time. She is furious, but she doesn't want to make a scene in front of Fredrik because she recognizes that his obsession with his 18-year-old wife is unbreakable. So she gives up; so it's a song of regret and anger, and therefore fits in with short-breathed phrases.

    By Stephen Sondheim (Writer of the song)