songs about roving, rambling and plain hard luck & photography from the other side …

well I’m just a lonely acrobat, the live wire is my trade

Mary Queen of Arkansas, it’s not too early for dreamin‘ / The sky is grown with cloud seed sown and a bastard’s love can be redeeming …

Mary, my queen, your soft hulk is reviving / No, you’re not too late to desecrate, the servants are just rising …

Well I’m just a lonely acrobat, the live wire is my trade / I’ve been a shine boy for your acid brat and a wharf rat of your state …

Mary, my queen, your blows for freedom are missing / You’re not man enough for me to hate or woman enough for kissing …

The big top is for dreamers, we can take the circus all the way to the border / And the gallows wait for martyrs whose papers are in order …

But I was not born to live to die and you were not born for queenin‘ / It’s not too late to infiltrate, the servants are just leavin‘ …

Mary queen of Arkansas, your white skin is deceivin‘ / You wake and wait to lie in bait and you almost got me believin‘ …

But on your bed Mary I can see the shadow of a noose …

I don’t understand how you can hold me so tight and love me so damn loose …

But I know a place where we can go Mary …

Where I can get a good job and start all over again clean …

I got contacts deep in Mexico where the servants have been seen (Bruce Springsteen)

Here’s a little story from last summer because I’m on the road for a couple of days. Need a new horizon. Need sleep. Need a new wind to blow my mind. See you soon, folks.

All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

posted: August 1, 2014
under: black & white, pictures
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21 Responses to “well I’m just a lonely acrobat, the live wire is my trade”

  1. Francis J sagt:

    Life is a circus and we are lonely acrobats, we never know where we fall down after jumping, and that’s not so bad.
    Well, Florian, I wish you a good trip, full of discoveries, full of landscapes to shoot, full of people to observe, full of mysteries to capture that you will share with us through you blog.

  2. michèle sagt:

    A good series of pictures. A circus and circus life is a good subject to photograph even if it can be a bit frightening (not what you show from outdoors).

    • Fritsch sagt:

      My friend, the life wird can be frightening & great all at the same time. And that’s the mystery that makes this acrobat wander from time to time. Thanks, my dear friend!

      All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  3. Elaine- sagt:

    does going someplace new, with mother mary, make the demons in you go quiet for a while?

    i don’t like to travel much, but i don’t like to stay put either, you get me, baby?

    i love this photo study, very david lynch

  4. MT sagt:

    Your photos fits perfect to the sad, blue song performed by a fine artist.

    I hope you to travel safe Fritsch.You are welcome to the middle of Norway anytime :)

    Hugs from me Marie

  5. Aurore sagt:

    Love circus ! Wonderful series & atmosphere… ! Have a good trip and rest my frien !

  6. Beve sagt:

    happy travelling storyteller.

  7. aptass sagt:

    Beautiful series. A circus is more and more something from a lost age

  8. ay, Fritsch, buddy, great combination of Words and Pictures, a Combination only you can make! love it!

    enjoy Your days out on the road, roll Down the window and let the wind blow back Your hair, as Our good friend from Jersey sings!

    safe travels, pal!


  9. Ulli sagt:

    ich denke an das Buch: Die hellen Tage von Zsuzsa Bánk, das ich erst kürzlich las, in dem es eben auch um das Leben einer (ehemaligen) Seiltänzerin und einem Akrobaten geht, ein Buch, das mir unter die Haut ging, aus vielen Gründen …
    ähnlich geht es mir mit deiner Fotogeschichte, ein Highlight in diesen doch sehr kalten und grauen Tage (wenn auch nicht unbedingt in Bloghausen ;o) )

    ich hoffe es finden dich der frische Wind und die neuen Perspektiven- all the best to you and your way, lieber Florian …
    herzliche Grüsse

  10. duke sagt:

    Gorgeous series, well done Florian !

  11. Willkommen in einem fremden Universum, voller Phantasie und Spannung. Herrlich in diese Bildserie gepackt, damit sie nach uns greift, mit ihren Geschichten, die wir seit unserer Kindheit mit uns tragen. Perfekt!
    Viele Grüße von uns,
    dm und mb

    • Fritsch sagt:

      Fremde Universen, Parallelwelten & alles was wir tun können, ist auf dem Drahtseil zu tanzen, traurige Lieder ui singen & immer wieder lachend in Erinnerungen versinken. Vielen Dank.

      Viele Grüße & weiterhin sichere Straßen, Fritsch.

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