I am just a silly girl trying to keep a smile painted on my face.
I am a clown trying to dance on stilts.
The puppeteer pulls my strings without hesitation,
My relaxed spirit replies to the jolted jazz.
I follow the joyful beat through the street,
I follow the fantastical floats and the stories they promote.
Ice cream colored confetti highlights the hurricane of excitement,
The stream of music sways us in uniform.
Keep up with charade, its fun to play along.
Keep up with the drum major’s tempo,
Its best to stay in the step where you belong.