I was walking downtown at lunch last week, and a homeless guy digging for bottles pulled a Timmies cup from the trash that somebody else had thrown away. He rolled up the rim, and won a $100.00 Tim’s card. He started yelling and jumping up and down, and went the length of the train platform telling everybody he won.
A happier person I have not seen in a long long time.
There’s a man out here puts his head in the mouth of a crocodile Puts the whole thing in, takes it out and gives the crowd a great big smile And they walk away with their illusions of safety safely intact And they tell their little wide eyed kids it’s only an act
There’s a man out here throws knives at a target with a blindfold on And the wheel spins round and the knives bear down til they find their home And I can feel the rush and the whoosh of every blade of steel Cause I am the woman on the wheel
Sometimes I get lonely sometimes I get scared but most times bored Sometimes I ask god please god just show me just what’s behind that door As if god was Monty Hall and this was Let’s Make A Deal And I am the woman on the wheel
Had a sweet little baby in Coeur D’Alene, he was an acrobat Took me out on the wire man i never knew love could feel like that But in the end he was a man who couldn’t keep his feet on the ground too long In the end it’s just another highwire act gone wrong
So it’s on with the show and it’s send in the clowns and the trapeze act And it’s more of the same and it’s less of a game than a cold hard fact And most times it’s better not to ask myself how i feel I’m just the woman on the wheel
I know what you’re thinkin as the knives fly by and they find their mark You’re thinkin one false move and it’s a real bad day at the amusement park You wouldn’t wanna be me but you need me just the same To remind you what you stand to lose and what you stand to gain
They say I’ve got a death wish yeah but I don’t think that’s true As far as I can see it’s less about me and more about you You see it ain’t your fears so much as what your fears reveal I’m just the woman on the wheel