Send in the Clowns Lyrics - Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim Summer Place '76 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1975
length: 4:06
Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move.
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

Just when I'd stopped
Opening doors,
Finally knowing
The one that I wanted was yours,
Making my entrance again
With my usual flair,
Sure of my lines,
No one is there.

Don't you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you'd want what I want -
Sorry, my dear.
And where are the clowns?
Quick, 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?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Summer Place '76 (The Theme From "A Summer Place")
  • 2 Feelings
  • 3 Ding Dong
  • 4 Maybe September
  • 5 Soleado
  • 6 Dream Your Dream
  • 7 Sha Bumpin'
  • 8 Saddest Thing of All
  • 9 La Balanga
  • 10 Send in the Clowns