After the Ball [YouTube demo]

by Stephan Nance

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After the ball
We all three of us
Two of a feather and
One superfluous
Retired
To and from
Rooms and careers
(Respectively)
Two electively
To conspire
Against one
(Effectively)

Partners in crime
Part-time extortionists
Property owners and
Out-of-proportionist mimes
Lament the call to present
In a top-heavy tent
That they lent but don't rent out
(For money, yet)

Sorry for trying
To get in the act
I thought a performance
Was what y'all expected
Turns out I'm more sideshow
Than Cirque du Soleil
But I value grit over
Fancy tricks anyway

Wine, dine
Wind down
Another evening
Entertaining and complaining
I stay dry and stall
But still plummet into the apron
Right after the ball
After the ball

After the ball
They gloat through the glare
With the straightest disease
The uncaring flakes
On the lying trapeze

They master the rings
Contorting the facts
Pickling the punks
Thwarting the unwitting
Acorn Woodpecker
Redheaded stepchild
Plucked from the granary
An indentured clown
(On the face of it)
To counter cuts to the greasepaint budget
(Presumably)

Sorry for trying
To get in the act
I thought a performance
Was what y'all expected
Turns out I'm more sideshow
Than Cirque du Soleil
But I value grit over
Fancy tricks anyway

"Unfortunate
Difficulty
Balancing chapeaugraphy."
I, on the contrary,
Bet I could
Trot the globe's topography
Without a fall
But still plummet into the apron
Right after the ball
After the ball

Sorry for trying
To get in the act
I thought a performance
Was what y'all expected
Turns out I'm more sideshow
Than Cirque du Soleil
But I value grit over
Fancy tricks anyway
I value grit over
Fancy tricks anyway.

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released July 20, 2016
Music & lyrics by Stephan Nance

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Stephan Nance Eugene, Oregon

I'm Stephan Nance. I'm a singer-songwriter based in Eugene, Oregon. You can call my music poetic piano rock.

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