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The Clown in Me

Written by Fred Rogers | © 1968, Fred M. Rogers

A clown, a clown,
I think I'll be a clown.
I think I'll make the people laugh and laugh all over town.
A clown, that's what I'll be...a clown.

Sometimes I feel when I'm afraid,
That I will never make the grade.
So I pretend I'm someone else
and show the world my other self.
I'm not quite sure of me you see,
When I have to make a clown of me.

A clown, a clown,
I think I'll be a clown.
I think I'll make the people laugh and laugh all over town.
A clown, that's what I'll be...a clown.

Sometimes I feel all good inside
And haven't got a thing to hide.
My friends all tell me I'm the best;
They think I'm better than the rest.
It's times like this I act myself
And let the clown stay on the shelf.

Myself, Myself
I think I'll be myself.
I think I'll let the people see the comfortable inside of me.
Myself...I'll be myself
It's only when I feel let down
I might be scared into a clown
But he can be himself
When I can be...
Myself, Myself
I think I'll be myself.


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