Lyrics to Send In The Clowns

Lyrics to Send In the Clowns recorded by Bryan Ferry

Isn't it rich, aren't 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 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 but where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns
Don't bother me here

What a surprise, who could foresee?
I've come to feel about you what you felt about me
Why only now when I see that you've drifted away
What a surprise, what a cliche?

Isn't it rich, isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career
Where are the clowns? They're already clowns
But I'm here next year

Send In The Clowns

Album Track

Bryan Ferry  recorded a version of Send In The Clowns and is released on his 2014 album Avonmore

"Send in the Clowns" is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.

It became Sondheim's most popular song after Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1973 and Judy Collins' version charted in 1975 and 1977. Subsequently, Sarah Vaughan, Judi Dench, Grace Jones, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Zarah Leander, Tiger Lillies, Ray Conniff, Glenn Close, Cher, Bryn Terfel and many other artists recorded the song and it became a jazz standard.

Song Musicians

Send In The Clowns is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums