Sunday, 24 February 2013

Circus (Pick Word #13)


Circus is defined as a company of performing artists such as acrobats, clowns, tightrope walkers, jugglers and trained animals, who travels from town to town in order to perform for the people. The origins of the circus were in ancient Greece, while those talented artists performed in a circle in front of the aristocracy of the Polis. It became widely spread since the late years of the 19th century until the mid-20th century but it is suffering a great decline in popularity last years due to the emergence of mass media and struggles of animal rights activists. Still we can find some songs that deals with that issue, so here're five songs by Lenny Kravitz, The Cardigans, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado and Massive Attack  with Hope Sandoval.

Massive Attack Featuring Hope Sandoval - Paradise Circus (Taken From Helgioland, 2010)
 
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - The Circus Is Leaving Town (Taken From Ballad Of The Broken Seas, 2006)
The Cardigans - Sunday Circus Song (Taken From Emmerdale, 1994)
 
Damien Jurado - Circus, Circus, Circus (Taken From Waters Ave. S, 1997)
Lenny Kravitz - Circus (Taken From Circus, 1995)