Floyd Cramer – The Entertainer Lyrics

And I’d love to stay,
But there’s bills to pay,
So I just don’t have the time. Ah, it took me years to write it,
They were the best years of my life. FLOYD CRAMERThe Entertainer Lyrics
I am the entertainer,
And I know just where I stand:
Another serenader,
And another long-haired band. ‘Cause after a while
And a thousand miles,
It all becomes the same. No, I’ve got to meet expenses. But it ran too long. Ah, but still they come to haunt me,
Still they want their say. I am the entertainer,
And I know just where I stand:
Another serenader,
And another long-haired band. I make all kinds of money,
When I go on the stage. I’ve played all kinds of palaces,
And laid all kinds of girls. I am the entertainer,
The idol of my age. I am the entertainer,
Been all around the world. You’ve heard my latest record,
It’s been on the radio. Ah, you’ve seen me in the papers,
I’ve been in the magazines. I may have won your hearts. So I’ve learned to dance
With a hand in my pants,
And they rub my neck,
And I write ’em a check,
And they go their merry way. Ah, but what the hell,
You know it’s just as well. But I know the game,
You will forget my name,
And I won’t be here
In another year,
If I don’t stay on the charts. I am the entertainer,
I come to do my show. Today I am your champion. I may have won your hearts. Today I am your champion. I am the entertainer,
And I’ve had to pay my price. I’ll get put in the back
In the discount rack,
Like another can of beans. I can’t remember faces,
I don’t remember names. But I know the game,
You will forget my name,
And I won’t be here
In another year,
If I don’t stay on the charts. I’d like to spend a day or two. If you’re gonna have a hit,
You gotta make it fit–
So they cut it down to 3:05. The things I did not know at first,
I learned by doin’ twice. I am the entertainer,
I bring to you my songs. Gotta get those fees
To the agencies. I got to stay in line. But if I go cold,
I won’t get sold. It was a beautiful song. I can’t stay that long.