The Circus Is Real

by Lounge Cat Ideals

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released June 13, 2016

Music and Lyrics by Lounge Cat Ideals
Recorded at Music APE Studios, Bristol.
Mixed and Produced by Francis Forbes-Edwards and Lounge Cat Ideals.
Engineered and Mastered by Francis Forbes-Edwards.
Artwork Design and Layout by Dan Dub.

Additional Lead Vocals on Track 4 by Rosie-Lea Sparkle
Organ on Track 1 by Francis Forbes-Edwards
Trumpet on Track 4 by Pasha Ball
Additional Backing Vocals on Track 4 by Dan Walker and Lisa Murphy

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Lounge Cat Ideals Bristol, UK

Swingin’ Dance Music!

Lounge Cat Ideals' Uptempo Swing sound pits riotous clarinet lines against delicate vocal harmonies, whilst drawing on the innate energy of Ska and Gypsy Jazz to keep feet moving.

2016's 'The Circus Is Real' sees the band develop a more raucous edge - this is reflected in their stomping live show which has brought them to many festivals and venues across the UK.
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Track Name: Conform
And roll up, roll up, all you thrill seekers meet
Oh you’re in for a test of morale, what a treat!
Pigs in the circus take stand and get ready
With their faces in filth, champagne glasses heavy
But the circus must go on
They must pretend that they care
How this country is run

In the house where they search for self-gain
They cry “Why must apathy reign!?”

I met this funny fellow while standing there
He wore a black coat, top hat upon his head
He told me to flee, keep wit, take care
He leapt down off his high horse and he sold me the devil’s glare

He said don’t take your time, time is no man’s treasure
These men will pick your souls for their own mere pleasure
And I cannot believe my ears
How one cruel creature can prey upon a mass’ fears

Conform, you dirty peasants
We must stand tall, when corruption is present

He told me the circus was a cruel joke
A trick, a game, a jest just to fool us poor folk
I sat up, and I sighed
Stood up, loosened my tie, and replied:
“I don’t believe my eyes
I don’t believe my ears!”
How one cruel creature can prey upon a mass’ fears

We say don’t identify by your class
We care only for the goodness in a man’s heart
Oh, but they might dress smart
But he has no heart

Roll up, roll up, all you thrill seekers meet
You’re in for a test of morale, what a treat!
They might dress smart, they might speak sweet
But these cruel creatures won’t stop until they reach defeat
The circus is real
Track Name: Mama
It might seem weird, but we’re in this world together
It might seem weird, but we’re in this world together

Stuck in limbo, here I am
Call a limo? no I can’t
Got no change in this life
Always skint, it’s a matter of time

Tick, tock, tick, tock, goes that clock
Tick, tock, tick, tock, goes that clock
Tick, tock, tick, tock, Stop

Hey little boy, why don’t you come talk to Mama?
It’s life or death in this world
You won’t get another chance
Go to bed, don’t you cry
(Not a whisper or a sigh)
Mama’s in your dreams
(Caring for your needs)
Go to bed, don’t you cry
(Not a whisper or a sigh)
Mama’s in your dreams
(Caring for your…)

Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, ’til you drop
Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, ’til you drop
Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, Stop

L-I-M-B-O
Ako nahuli up, sa limbo
Track Name: Thick As Thieves
I have met a couple of these terrible thieves
Most peculiar mighty men
But there was no deviance just cheerful chaps
No different from you and me

You cannot imagine the pain I feel
When I see that those crooks were born fighting for a meal

The cycle will never end
Between the poor and the lost
The universal perceptions must be knocked
The cruel choose to not look upon them
But these people they do not see
That when a man is born into trouble
Only trouble he will be
Track Name: So You Think You Can Dance? (Reprise)
Tell me you know how to lose yourself
And why do you seem so glum?
Looks like you’re only containing your fun
Just for the harsh thoughts of some

You can’t live just to please the other ones
Get up, get out and scream through your unforgiving lungs
So you think you can dance?

Drop your fears and swing your hips to the beat
Old man, what do you look so scared for?
(We won’t hurt you)
Check your cares and twist all fours with us
By the end brother, you won’t feel any more

You pretend you don’t care what others think
But I’m sure I’m not the only one who knows
Transparency is clearer than the shape of your nose
Do you really want to life your life for those?
Track Name: Conform (Radio Edit)
I met this funny fellow while standing there
He wore a black coat, top hat upon his head
He told me to flee, keep wit, take care
He leapt down off his high horse and he sold me the devil’s glare

He said don’t take your time, time is no man’s treasure
These men will pick your souls for their own mere pleasure
And I cannot believe my ears
How one cruel creature can prey upon a mass’ fears

Conform, you dirty peasants
We must stand tall, when corruption is present

He told me the circus was a cruel joke
A trick, a game, a jest just to fool us poor folk
I sat up, and I sighed
Stood up, loosened my tie, and replied:
“I don’t believe my eyes
I don’t believe my ears!”
How one cruel creature can prey upon a mass’ fears

Don’t identify by your class
We care only for the goodness in a man’s heart
Oh, but they might dress smart
But he has no heart

Roll up, roll up, all you thrill seekers meet
You’re in for a test of morale, what a treat!
They might dress smart, they might speak sweet
But these cruel creatures won’t stop until they reach defeat
The circus is real