Cabaret
Emmylou Harris

You once dreamed of castles and merry go rounds
To be Cinderella in an Alice movie
Now side streets and back beats and what might have been
Lead you to nowhere again and again
The curtain is calling, come take your bow
It's getting too late for turning back now

Can you still believe that life's a cabaret
And fairy tales will carry you away
It's closing time and you're left on your own
And only you can find a way back home

You look under rainbows look over the lies
You look for an answer in anyone's eyes
Reach out for lovers in too many beds
Reach for the needle but can't hold a thread
Whiskey and roses fill your loving cup
Leaving you empty when the sun's coming up

And you still believe that life's a cabaret
And fairy tales will carry you away
When loneliness is the world you've ever known
And only you can find the way back home

That knight in shining armor, you know he'll never come
On to the cabaret old chum

Do you still believe that life's a cabaret
That fairy tales will carry you away
Its closing time and you're left on your own
And only you can find a way back home
The way back home
The way back home
The way back home

Written by HARRIS, EMMYLOU / CUNNIFF, JILL
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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