CLOWN OF THE PARTY (Pete Ham)
[Iveys demo from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger (2nd edition book)" CD - recorded 1967 - released U.S. 2000]

Everybody seems to like him, so they say
Like the way he makes them laugh
Always smiling and his shoes are oh, so gay
Size eleven and a half
But beneath that smiling mask he wears a frown
Knows he really doesn't want to be a clown
He's so sad at being treated as a joke
In his heart, he wants to cry

He is the clown of the party
He makes everyone laugh
He is the clown of the party
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah

Saw a girl he thought he'd love the other day
Started feeling very shy
By the time he'd made a move, she'd gone away
So, he hid away to cry
What's the use of loving anyone, he thought
Love is only for a very special sort
They can't love me, they just laugh at me all day
Makes me feel I wanna die

He is the clown of the party
He makes everyone laugh
He is the clown of the party
Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah

He is the clown of the party
He makes everyone laugh
He is the clown of the party
He makes everyone laugh
He is the clown of the party
He makes everyone laugh
He is the clown of the party...

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
corrections thanks to Dan Matovina

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