Feakshow lyrics

Life in the circus aint easy
But the folks on the outside dont know
The tent goes up and the tent comes down
And all that they see is the show
And the laides on the horses look so pretty
And the lions are looking real mad
And some of the clowns are happy
And some of the clowns are sad

But underneath
Theres another expression
That the makeup isnt making
Life under the big top
Its about freedome
Its about faking
Theres an art to the laughter
Theres a science
And theres alot of love
And compliance

Welcome to the freakshow
Here we go...

We live to hear the slack-jawed gasping
We live under a halo of held breath
And when the children raise up a giant shield
Of laughter, its like theyre fending of death
And we can make something bigger
Than any of us alone
And then the clowns will take of their makeup
And the people will go home

But life on the outside aint easy
No sequins, no elephants
No parading around
Yeah, the tent goes up
And the ten comes down
And theyre stuck in this fucking town

You need alot of love and compliance

Welcome to the freakshow
Here we go...

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What do you think is the meaning of Feakshow by Ani Difranco?