Who Sang Life Is a Carnival? The Band

The Band Cahoots cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971-9-15
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:58
producer: The Band
engineer: Mark Harman
Lyrics
You can walk on the water, drown in the sand
You can fly off a mountaintop if anybody can
Run away, run away, it's the restless age
Look away, look away, you can turn the page
Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival, believe it or not
Life is a carnival, two bits a shot

Saw a man with the jinx in the third degree
From trying to deal with people, people you can't see
Take away, take away, this house of mirrors
Give away, give away, all the souvenirs
We're all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world
The flat old world
The street is a sideshow from the peddler to the corner girl
Life is a carnival, it's in the book
Life is a carnival, take another look

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival, believe it or not
Life is a carnival, two bits a shot

Life is a carnival
Life is a carnival
Life is a carnival

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Life Is a Carnival
  • 2 When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • 3 Last of the Blacksmiths
  • 4 Where Do We Go From Here?
  • 5 4% Pantomime
  • 6 Shoot Out in Chinatown
  • 7 The Moon Struck One
  • 8 Thinkin’ Out Loud
  • 9 Smoke Signal
  • 10 Volcano
  • 11 The River Hymn

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin