Bruce Hornsby: The Show Goes On Meaning
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The Show Goes On Lyrics
what's all the crying for
Didn't you expect it when you opened your door
To the man with the long coat and the long list of victims
Everybody watching knows he's the one keeping score
From where she sits, everyone...
anonymous Jun 2nd report
It's remind me my parents,And my Uncle that passed on for me this song it's about death.After the funeral people are busy studying your new life without parents this is where the Show Start
anonymous Dec 9th 2022 report
Love and beath and life
Life reel and god he look down on us are peoplw that not doong right abd finly a light turn on and wake up
anonymous Mar 18th 2022 report
Yes I also think the song is about girls who love and date wrong guys n the guys are deliberately waiting to hurt them to the core.
anonymous Mar 18th 2022 report
Yes I also think the song is about girls who also love and date wrong guys n the guys are deliberately waiting to hurt them to the core.
anonymous Oct 30th 2021 report
There is a video on YouTube where he explains the meaning behind the song and specifically certain lyrics in the song.
anonymous Oct 15th 2021 report
Remember the days of insecurity when we were so smitten that we were too afraid to do anything about it? Well...Bruce put it right. All we had was hope. And the show goes on.
anonymous May 20th 2021 report
This song is from the "Scenes from the Southside" album, released 13 years before 9/11. It appears on the film "Backdraft" soundtrack. Hornsby has explained that it's about a girl who's always dating the wrong guy, sung by a boy admirer who watches the show from a distance.
anonymous Feb 19th 2021 report
This song healed me when i buried my parents recently, they passed on a week apart from each other. The pain was too much i knew i just had to play this song and cry it all out on my mother's funeral which was the last. Whatever meaning it is for others but for me i took as a death coming to take my parents, and the after effect is that the show must go on i pick myself up and go on. Thank you Mr Hornsby you were spot on this one just like mandolin rain.
anonymous Nov 1st 2020 report
I think it’s about the victims of the 9/11 terrorist events. The long list of victims. The family members crying. It seems obvious to me. But then, that’s my interpretation.
anonymous May 5th 2020 report
heard Hornsby explain it is about a girl who continually dates guys that are no good for her, and the "sad eyed sisters" and others are gossiping about her all the time.
The show is the girl and it is told from the perspective of a guy who has watched from afar wanting to date her.
anonymous Oct 17th 2018 report
I think the song is explaining what death means.
anonymous Aug 10th 2018 report
I want to know the meaning of the song THE SHOW GOES ON by Bruce Hornsby, please help.
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