Send In The Clowns

by Alex Niedt

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"Send in the Clowns" is a song by Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.

This version was recorded for the upcoming Funny Days series.

Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Recorded, performed, and mixed by Alex Niedt
Cover design by Alex Niedt

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Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground
You in mid-air...
Send in the clowns

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around
One who can't move...
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns

Just when I'd stopped opening doors
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines
No one is there

Don't you love farce?
My fault I fear
I thought that you'd want what I want
Sorry my dear
But where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns
Quick, send in the clowns

What a surprise!
Who could foresee
I'd come to feel about you what you felt about me?
Why only now when I see that you've drifted away?
What a surprise...
What a cliché...

Isn't it rich
Isn't it queer
Losing my timing this late in my career?
And where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here

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released February 24, 2012

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Alex Niedt Kansas City, Missouri

Alex Niedt (pronounced "neet") is a recording artist, producer, and award-winning mix engineer. Currently in the works is his full-length solo album and a collaborative album with rapper Caligula, signed to producer Danja's N.A.R.S. Records. Niedt has also ventured into the film world, providing music, sound design, and mixing for the Aren't We Clever production company. ... more

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