[SOFT MUSIC BOX INTERLUDE]
Hey, you seated comfortably? Got your bag of pork rinds and/or sandwich? GREAT! I need you to sing-a-long! It’s a sing-a-long, this next song. Even if you’re in your underwear, sing loud and proud! Now, if you don’t know the lyrics, just follow the bouncing pug head! It’ll show you the way! Now uh, don’t follow the red star. That will give you the wrong lyrics, and completely ignore the chihuahua head. Just the pug, all right? Then we’re good to go! Without any further ado…
[CIRCUS MUSIC RETURNS]
[SPOTLIGHT SHINES BRIGHTER]
[RINGMASTER BLOWS ON WHISTLE]
[SECOND SET OF ACTS WALK IN]
[START OF ACT TWO]
Bulbous nose, cream-smeared face
Misfit clothes, rag factory explosion
Some may laugh at me, but I’ll raise
Most are still terrified of this clown.
Chaining me up in leaden shackles
Confined in the claustrophobic box
Or in a tank of water with manacles
I will always emerge free, unlocked.
Swinging from bar to bar, ad infinity
Lithe somersets of graceful trickery
Catch me, take my hand, I will hold
Flying is fun for I know not to let go.
Amaze, enthrall, smoke and mirrors
Entering phantasmagorical horrors
A pledge, turn, prestige, I’m the face
Of illusions, I never cease to amaze.
Ultimate act of the ringmaster’s performance
Stovepipe hat tipping, welcome to the show
I’ve no oddities, yet the linchpin of the circus
Conducting exhibitions akin orchestra maestro.
Ladies and gentlemen, we hope you enjoyed the show
I wish we had more, but goodbye, it’s time for us to go
We hope you gripped your seats, cheered and laughed
And most of all, our bread and entertainment filled you and got you to clap.
[CHARACTERS TAKE A FINAL BOW]
[CIRCUS MUSIC FADES]
[SPOTLIGHTS FLICKER OFF]
[END OF ACT TWO]