Lion Tamer

The lion tamer cracks his whip 
 And the lion’s mouth is shut 
 He’s tamed every beast that walks this earth 
 But he’s never tamed his tongue
 
 Lion tamer, lion tamer
 Why do you say the things you say
 The words you choose cause your tongue
 To sting like the whip you crack
 Your words hurt, they cut to the bone
 You’ve chased everyone that loved you away
 
 The lion tamer cracks his whip
 And the lion’s mouth is shut
 He’s tamed every beast that walks this earth
 But he’s never tamed his tongue
 
 Lion tamer, lion tamer
 Why do you say the things you say
 You made Rosie the clown cry again
 Everyone knows that clowns shouldn’t cry
 She spit at you and said she’d never forgive you
 The things you say make you a beast
 
 The lion tamer cracks his whip
 And the lion’s mouth is shut
 He’s tamed every beast that walks this earth
 But he’s never tamed his tongue

 Lion tamer, lion tamer
 Why do you say the hurtful things you say
 The beautiful freaks dance by the light of the moon
 You sit alone in your little cage
 Your only companions are your tongue and your whip
 One for the lion and one for yourself
 
 The lion tamer whispers a word
 And the lion’s mouth is shut
 His tongue has caused so much pain
 So with his whip he hangs