My Tiny Circus

My Tiny Circus

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandJazzPop

My Tiny Circus perform original songs about sex, sin, stalking, Satan and aliteration in a breezy jazz/swing/latin style. Guaranteed to delight and offend in equal measure. Not at all boring.

Biography

It's a very fine line between control and chaos and those who can consistently
operate close to or on the line are considered geniuses whatever their discipline.
Those who rush at the line or cross it are considered at best idiots and at worst,
dangerous.

My Tiny Circus is no stranger to the line, we flirt with the line and then, when the
line is suitably smitten, we slyly carress it. Sometimes the line responds and
sometimes our affections are spurned. It is a fickle line and we are inexperienced
lovers. If sometimes we cross the line, it's only because we want to see what it
looks like from the other side and are prepared for the consequences of our
curiosity. Are we idiots or geniuses ? Neither...or possibly both.

My Tiny Circus, The idiot savants of Ottawa's LoungeCore scene (Possibly we
are Ottawa's LoungeCore scene...if you know different please tell us - Perhaps
we can double date), sing songs about Satan, sin, sex, stalking and alliteration in
a breezy lounge-pop style. We vary between a five piece and a twelve piece
band because, when you're working this close to the line, from whichever side,
there's safety in numbers.

Lyrics

Berlin Snow Globe

Written By: Stephen Tippet

Here's that snow globe from Berlin
Charlottenberg is looking lovely
Dusted with unlikely frosting
I know it should go in the bin
But I find it too hard to let things go

I don't know why I keep these things
I don't know why I keep these things when they remind me of you

I’ve kept your card from Paris
Between a book by Dostoyevsky
And my signed photo of Wayne Gretsky
This stuff shouldn't mean much to me
But I can't bear to throw these things away

I don't know why I keep these things
I don't know why I keep these things when they remind me of you
I don't know why I keep these things when they remind me of you 'cause I don't want to think of you

I've got a jar full of shells
Collected from the North Atlantic
Back when we were more romantic
It's covered in dust and it smells
But I can't seem to throw those shells away

I don't know why I keep these things
I don't know why I keep these things when they remind me of you
I don't know why I keep these things when they remind me of you and I don't want to think of you

Go To Hell

Written By: Stephen Tippet

Go to hell, you’ve done nothing for me
You wasted my time and used up all that energy
Days filled with boredom watching you learn
It’s such a drag
It’s such a drag
It’s such a drag for me

I got tired, you got mad
Over things that made you feel bad
I got tired you got……madder and madder

Drunk and late, that’s all I could expect from you
With your latest date wondering, what the hell he’s got himself into
Divas in mourning watching you burn
It’s such a drag
It’s such a drag
It’s such a drag for me

I got tired, you got mad
All the things that made you feel bad
I got tired you got……madder and madder

Polly

Written By: Stephen Tippet


Dear sweet Polly we're saying goodbye
I'm worried you're bleeding me dry
So bye bye

Dear sweet Polly it's time you should go
I'm sorry that you'll never know
That I'll miss you so

Something so magical turned out so tragic and I
Dreamed you’d be such a big part of me
Each time I spoke to you I felt you choking inside

Dear sweet Polly they took you away
I'm sorry that you couldn't stay
No way

Dear sweet Polly I still feel you near
I'd cry but I've run out of tears
No tears

There's no use mourning something that's just forming a life
Even though I'd planned that life for you
Each time I spoke to you I felt you choking inside

Fallen

Written By: Stephen Tippet

Once I’ve fallen at your feet
Then that changes everything
We can never be the same
When I give myself to you
It’s like no-one’s ever been
Who remembers all their names ?

You know that everywhere we go
They’ll stare at you
If I see your future here with me ?
You’ll see it too

Once we’ve spent some time alone
We can make this something strong
I can turn my life around
When we let the whole world know
That we’ve something more to show
We can hold this whole thing down

Why hide the ugliness inside
Away from you
If I feel the need for something real
You’ll feel it too

Once I’ve set my sights on you
There’s nothing you can do
That’s the way it’s going to be
Once I’ve figured out a way
Of convincing you to stay
You’ll feel the way I do
You’ll feel it too

New Year's Resolution

Written By: Stephen Tippet

I’ve made a list of things to do this year
At the top of that list of things is you
You’re on my list of things to do this year

Why do I fear, where the future is going
When it’s very clear that I’m too worried if my roots are showing

I’ve got a list of things to do this year
It’s getting longer and longer and longer and longer and longer
Longer
Longer

I’m always making lists of things to do
But I’m always putting off the truth
That I’m gonna have to start to see some through

I’m taking the falls, but it’s painful revealing
I’m lacking the balls to tell you what it is I’m really feeling
Cos I’ve got the feeling we’ll be great this year
It’s getting stronger and stronger and stronger and stronger but …..

I’ve never done something wild, that you’d consider too outrageous
One time I caught something mild, but it was awfully contagious
I could read you like a book, but if I just knew what the page is

There’s stuff I’m dying to show you
But I don’t really know you
You’re just my new year’s resolution

I’m gonna be giving up the smokes this year
I’m gonna cut down on drinking too
I swear I’ll stop watching all those soaps this year
But I realise that my willpower’s waning
It’s hard to disguise the fact that I’m just no good at abstaining

I’m gonna give up so much stuff this year
It’s getting harder and harder and harder and harder and harder
Harder
Harder

I promise to spend more time in church this year
I’m gonna spend more time on my knees
I’m waiting to see the Holy Ghost appear
But what would I do with a vision before me
I only want you and you are doing your best to ignore me

I promise to read a lot more books this year
And get much smarter and smarter and smarter and

I’ve never done something mad that you’d think risky or alarming
One time I tried something bad but my mum thought it was disarming
I could just stay feeling sad but I want you to think I’m charming

There’s stuff I’m dying to show you
But I don’t really know you
You’re just my new year’s resolution

Discography

12 track CD Coulrophobia released 30th Jan 2010

Listen at
www.mytinycircus.com
Buy at iTunes or CDBaby

Set List

We usually perform one, 60 minute set when supporting or headlining with support, or two, 60 miinute sets when headlining without support.

We only perform originals. No covers.

Set list

Loser Magnet
Pretty Kitty
My Famous Friend
Something in your hair
Tom Perdu
1-800-666-HELL
Giant Mouse Head
Fallen
Fear of Norwich
Branded
New Year's Resolution
Sparkle Motion
Aloha from Hawaii via satellite
Polly
Go to hell
Coulrophobia
Stella got hit by a bus
Berlin Snow Globe