Welcome to the greatest show
Greatest show on earth
You've never seen before
Here, the fairytale unfolds
What's behind the smoke and glass?
Painted faces, everybody wears a mask
Are you selling them your soul?
Well, you'll be left out in the cold
Is it all blue skies
Fun and games until you fall?
Then you're left without anyone at all
You're riding on a shooting star
With a smile upon your face
But soon the shine fades
And you're left out all alone
Wondering where did they all go?
Been jaded, hated
Who'll be around when the limelight's faded?
Been shut down, pushed out
Made to smile when I wanted to frown
Always taking a bow
Always working the crowd
Always making new grounds
Always playing the clown
Who'll be sticking it out?
Who'll be staying around
When the lights go down?
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MARK RONSON, LINDA PERRY, PAUL ILL