Stealers Wheel: Stuck in the middle with you

Gary Rafferty and Stealers Wheel sang this way back in 1972, but the feeling is universal, isn’t it? “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you!” Life can be a circus. If you’re stuck, well, I hope you find a way out of the situation.

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do,
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you..

Well you started out with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self-made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin’,
Slap you on the back and say,
“Please… Please…”

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
‘Cause I don’t think that I can take anymore
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Well you started out with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self-made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin’,
Slap you on the back and say,
“Please… Please…”

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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