Enter the Circus

This is a Christina Aguilera song that I played repeatedly while I was hospitalised.  It was how I felt about my friends and family coming to visit me in a mental health hospital – that is to say I felt like a circus freak.  Can anyone else relate to this?

Your can listen to it here:

The lyrics are:

“Enter The Circus”

Ladies and gentlemen

Boys and girls

Step right up, step right up

Come closer, you won’t believe your eyes

Behind this curtain,

Witness something you’ve never seen before,

Heard before, dreamt before

The most amazing show on earth

La la la la la la la

It’s the most amazing show on earth

La la la la la la la

Do you want to be widely entertained?

People to know your name?

Do you crave fame?

Well they say “things aren’t always what they seem to be”

Even your greatest fantasies

You won’t believe your eyes

Won’t even recognise

The wonderment that lies

Behind the shimmer and the lights

Is it true what they say?

Is it all just fun and games?

Or is there more behind the makeup,

And the faces full of paint?

I ask you, do you want to come and play?


Get the world to come and play


So sit back, relax, fasten your seatbelts

It’s going to be a bumpy ride to the other side


Let me know what you think, or what songs resonate with you.