Music Monday: Bruce Hornsby and the Range “The Show Goes On” #Music #Musicmonday #BruceHornsby #TheShowGoesOn #backdraft

I’ve been a huge Bruce Hornsby fan since I was an aspiring piano player as a young child. His songs always have so much to say. This particular song has multiple meanings to different people, but Bruce Hornsby has explained that it’s about a girl who uses bad judgement. She makes bad decisions and falls for guys who are no good and just use her.

This song makes me think about my dad. Years ago, when Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt passed away, I put together a slideshow movie for my dad with all sorts of pictures and video of Dale. I used “The Show Goes On” because it just fit and the lyrics made sense. When my dad watched it, he just cried and cried. I had no idea it would affect him that greatly.

This song was also included in the original soundtrack for one of my favorite movies, Backdraft, 1991.

Lyrics:

What’s the long face, whats 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 stands in judgement
People watching as the curtain falls down
See the lights do a long slow fade…

The show goes on, and the sad-eyed sisters go walking on
Everyone watching all along
The show goes on, as the autumn’s coming
And the summer’s all gone

Still without you, the show goes on

Some say she’s alright, some say she’ll never learn
Some rush into things, some stand and wait their turn

I’ve been here all along standing here all this time
But you never noticed, just let the same tired flames burn

From where she sits, everyone stands in judgment
People watching as the curtain falls down

See the lights do a long slow fade

The show goes on, and the sad-eyed sisters go walking on
Everyone watching all along
The show goes on, as the autumn’s coming
And the summer’s all gone
Still without you, the show goes on

Time is passing, slowly passing you by
You better try to find it before it passes you by
As I watch you walking to another cold dawn
And you keep on walking
And they keep on talking
Talking all along

From where she sits, everyone stands in judgment
Everybody watching as the curtain falls down
See the lights do a long slow fade

The show goes on, and the sad-eyed sisters go walking on
Everyone watching all along
The show goes on, as the autumn’s coming
And the summer’s all gone
Still without you, the show goes on

And the summer’s all gone
Still without you, the show goes on

And the summer’s all gone
Still without you, the show goes on

Album: Scenes from the Southside & The soundtrack for Backdraft by Hans Zimmer


Thanks for checking out Music Monday. What are you listening to lately? Have a wonderful week.

❤️ Mischenko

14 thoughts on “Music Monday: Bruce Hornsby and the Range “The Show Goes On” #Music #Musicmonday #BruceHornsby #TheShowGoesOn #backdraft

  1. I was always a big Bruce Hornsby fan too. His music always said so much. Love this song.

    I remember watching that NASCAR race when Dale Earnhardt died. It didn’t seem possible that he was gone. What a beautiful thing you did for dad. ❤️

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