About the Song

Conway Twitty’s “The Clown” is a poignant country ballad that delves into themes of heartache and lost love. Released in 1981, this emotionally charged song showcases Twitty’s powerful vocals and his ability to convey raw emotion through his music.

Written by Jim Lowe, “The Clown” is featured on Conway Twitty’s album “Mr. T.” This album, released by MCA Records, includes a mix of both upbeat tracks and heartfelt ballads, showcasing Twitty’s versatility as an artist.

“The Clown” resonated with audiences upon its release, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, further solidifying Twitty’s status as one of country music’s most iconic figures.

With its haunting melody and evocative lyrics, “The Clown” paints a vivid picture of heartbreak and longing. Twitty’s soulful delivery captures the pain of lost love, making it a relatable and emotionally impactful song for listeners of all ages.

As one of the standout tracks on the “Mr. T” album, “The Clown” continues to be celebrated as a classic in Conway Twitty’s discography. Its timeless appeal and universal themes of love and loss ensure its enduring popularity among country music fans around the world.

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Lyrics

You love the way it makes me feel when I can’t catch my breath
Like walkin’ on a high wire, Lord, it scares me half to death
You’re always high above me and I’m always fallin’ down
Our love’s just a circus baby, and I’m just the clown.

And I’ll do tricks for you, just like you want me to
I’ll do anything it takes just to hang around
I’ll paint a smile for you to cover up my frown
‘Cause our loves a circus and I’m just the clown.

Everyone’s in love with you, but they just look at me and laugh
And I’ll bet when they see me cry, they think it’s just an act
Ah, but someday when it’s over and we bring the big top down
You can say it was one big circus and I was just the clown.

And I’ll do tricks for you, just like you want me to
I’ll do anything it takes just to hang around
I’ll paint a smile for you to cover up my frown
‘Cause you love the circus, but you don’t love the clown…