Oingo Boingo - Clowns Of Death Lyrics




I'm the one who preys upon the weakest
And the weakest always prey upon the one who's underneath
I'm the one who doesn't see the waves of human kindness
Or the tides that turn the day
I'm the one who always turns and looks away
Turns and looks away

[Refrain:]
Because after all, we are only boys
Because after all, we are only boys
We'll be boys, we'll be boys, we'll be boys
We'll be boys, we'll be boys, we'll be boys, we'll be boys
We'll be boys, we'll be boys, we'll be boys
We'll be boys, we'll be boys, we'll be boys

I'm the one who treads upon the weaker ones
Those that I can find
And there'll always be some others
Who can march in line, yeah
March along in line

And we'll move upon the world
In a massive tidal wave
And we'll shout and make some noise, yeah
Shout and make some noise

[Refrain]

[Chorus:]
The Clowns of Death are marching on their hideous parade
Their glaring eyes are filled with hate, but I am not afraid
Their painted face cracked with age, their makeup old and worn
With tattered wigs and toothy grins to amplify their scorn
They're looking for the helpless ones
They're looking for the misbegotten
They prey upon the weak and fractured
The crippled and the freaks of nature

And when they come upon one who is lost or is alone
Their smiles get even bigger and their noses start to glow
Making snarling sounds to pantomime with furious abandonment
And with a scream, they pounce to kill
And all the while, they're laughing...

I'm the one who treads upon the weaker ones
Those that I can find
And there'll always be some others
Who will march along in line

And we'll move upon the world
In a massive tidal wave
And we'll shout and make some noise, yeah
Shout and make some noise

[Refrain]

[Chorus]

Your sons and daughters, innocent, lay sleeping in their beds
They'll catch them when you're not around and smash their little heads
If you think it's just a dream or that it isn't fair
Just look around outside your door; the clowns are everywhere





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  1. Face-Fok Ltd.

    This definitely has different recorded parts to the live album track. It just sounds like this one was under-rehearsed or there were some technical issues on the night. Makes me think they mixed recordings from different nights together or re-recorded parts in the studio later just to correct some mistakes. Well worth it, because the album ttrack ROCKS! And Boingo had no reason to prove they were an incredible live band by this point, they gave it their all and sounded amazing, every year their shows were a little different.

  2. Chad Frahm

    Love devo anc clowns of death. I think these are weather Hollywood women who r past of price. May be wrong.

    Chad Frahm

    Past. Effing spellchecker, u suck.

  3. Chad Frahm

    The shallow wht cant accpt geting older.

  4. Lisa Parker

    Such a difference in the performing styles of Steve B. and John Avila. Steve is so languid, like he's sleepwalking...while John whips around like a madman! (I notice these things on the rare occasion that I can tear my gaze away from the Alpha Hunk)

  5. coprographia

    like if MDE sent you here
    haha

  6. Highland804

    Good lord almighty. Danny shirtless!

  7. Matthew Allen Lufcy

    AND ALL THE WHILE THEY'RE LAUGHINNNNNG!

  8. Daren Redman

    I miss this band...if I could go back in time i'd start here first haha

  9. Carla Franzan

    Perfect.

  10. JJ X

    My dads been playing this band to me since I was a baby, we still groove and sing to this entire performance tape every weekend! This is by far one of my favorites besides Water and Who Do You Want To Be!

  11. ArtemisQuinn13

    Proof that you can rock just as hard on an acoustic bass as you can on an electric!

  12. Jescifer F

    I'm SO EXCITED! Love you boingo!

  13. xandermercury

    Geez...John Avila is kickass on the bass. He may not be Geddy Lee or Les Claypool, but damn that's some good bass!

  14. Nekogorogoro

    This song makes me think of Killer Clowns from Outer Space.

  15. Scott Andrew Hutchins

    The sounds seems different from the album.

    Agent Smith

    Yes, they did multiple takes of some songs. That's why you hear "One more time!"+ "SHUT UP!" at the end of We Close Our Eyes on the album.

    Face-Fok Ltd.

    It sounds like the previous night's tapes mixed with the night that was filmed, not very well mixed and some bits completely out of sync. Makes me think the filmed night had some technical issues so they'd be forgiven from using the better performance on the live album. Amazing song, probably their grittiest but still full of colour. Shame they broke up soon after!

  16. raynsung

    @Niles169 Bah, orchestra doesn't quite strike me as "better".

  17. Niles169

    Danny is off to bigger and better things. But Johnny Vato and other boingo members do their thing on Halloween

  18. AJV2688

    I watch this concert on video every Halloween in memory of the greatest band ever! :)

  19. nutstothis

    @XXXSickOfYouXXX No, sorry.

  20. Shane Finn

    was there ever a studio version of this?

  21. IwshIcldstrtover

    @arizona4boingo isnt that their whole point? To kill?

  22. Dawn Renee Skaien

    I miss Boingo sooooo much! It's approaching that time of year again. I feel like I go into mourning every Halloween...no more Boingo. This concert was incredible! I miss my annual ritual. I love Danny.

    Highland804

    Nightare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl! October 28th 29th 30th! BE THERE

    Chad Frahm

    Yes 20 years oof rock and roll

  23. gary debr

    me also, i was their. seen boingo about 40 times live

  24. Jesse Kindred

    I love John Avila's bass here. I want one.

  25. Brian Pollock

    This was such a great concert. Part of me died that night.