Sunday, July 31, 2005

Clowns, Drowning and Urban Legends

Another reality check. While watching PBS last week, I found out that Send in the Clowns was not really about a trapeze artist who had an accident. It's about lost love and all that. It is still a haunting tune, but somehow less tragic.

There was another urban legend about Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight." The story goes that Collins saw someone drowning, but was too far away to help him. A person who could have helped let the guy drown. Phil Collins eventually found the Bad Samartian, gave him front row tickets to a concert, and sang the song to him. Alas, this was not a true story.

Maybe we can create another legend about a trapeze artist who falls into water and then drowns.


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