Harlequin

from by Joseph Boyle

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Love in rhymes and hearts of diamond hard
They learn their lines from a walk-on card
Play their part and walk away

Tricks of light and colours changing scenes
But nothing is quite the way it seems
The eyes conceal and the words betray

Aha cried the Harlequin Oh Lady
When the carnival’s gone with the man on the wire
Can you bring back your soul from the costume hire
When morning comes home out of the night
Can you

Garlands of fire on the river of a long lost cause
Carry love for hire to the endless applause
Of the starving on the streets of the citadel of shame

Dancing to the drums and the cymbols of a fairground fiend
They await what comes or what might be gleaned
From the death of one as yet without a name

Aha cried the Harlequin Oh Lady
When the carnival’s gone with the man on the wire
Can you bring back your soul from the costume hire
When morning comes home out of the night
Can you

Daylight beams on shattered painted eyes
As the raven screams from the morning skies
At a carnival queen in her tattered clothes
Lost and lonely in what’s left of a broken dream
In a world of her own everafter seen
With that look in her eyes everybody knows

Aha cried the Harlequin Oh Lady
When the carnival’s gone with the man on the wire
Can you bring back your soul from the costume hire
When morning comes home out of the night
Can you

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from Moonstone, released January 19, 2017

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Joseph Boyle Scotland, UK

Singer songwriter who uses music to aid his recovery from alcohol problems.

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