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'Clown Shoes' is a fictional story of a vagabond lost in a world that never treated him fairly. After years of struggling with homelessness and addiction, he finally discovers a family that fits him--as a clown in a traveling circus. He learns to love life again by joining those who've faced a similar predicament. His feeling of being misunderstood dissipates as he learns that, by dawning such a disguise, he actually becomes the truest to himself that he's ever been. While he accepts his failures, he ends up finding happiness in the joy he brings to others—Witnessing those who end up looking up to both him and themselves while staring down at his Clown Shoes = true happiness.” –Tim Stiles


[Tim Stiles]
He used blue paint
To extend eyebrows,
Tracing lines of happiness
White paint from cheeks to chin
Laid a basic canvas

Red paint amplified his lower lip
To the edge of dimples
Making frowns a chore
And smiling a new anthem

With this perfect landing strip
To land a kiss
He thought, "Who could deny a funny guy
Put together so animate?"

A lack of magic tricks
Brought a lure instead:
A yellow hat atop his head
With a red wig affixed

Inner questions
Became easier to answer with
A mirror and a makeup kit
Under the flame of a candlewick

A vandalized face
Faking candidness
Resulted in daily donations
Taken hand over fist

Running a scheme as
An evangelist
Made it plain to see
He’d recovered a trampled bliss

A beacon of red foam,
Graced his thick nose,
Removing that heart under his sleeve,
And replacing it with a trick rose

Ballooned pants
With purple, striped cross-stitches,
And Yellow lines down the center,
Tossed away old britches

Changing kicks for a bigger,
Redder size, depicted
A man no longer a victim
Of liquid inhibition

The kids loved it so much
As he juggled just to fit in
His presence even trumped
Ice cream truck monthly visits

The previous image
He adored was evicted
By a cotton candy pink slip...
What a tasty trinket...

[Seth Swift]
He did it for the kids...
At least those that could laugh at him...

[Tim Stiles]
The way the carousel spun
With its organ, squealing grind
Resembled the cup he placed
In his circled space defined

Slow-pacing rotations,
Ups and downs caught the eyes
Of local patrons...
Going places, no denying

An abnormal person
Never walks as the crow flies
Trace the chalk outlined
By discarded bow ties

Helpless is a feeling
That reverts to closed blinds
But selfish is not the way
To raise a flag shown white

A race against time
Results in missteps
Caught by clotheslines
Of mistakes draped with skeletons

This escape may be
More creative than relevant,
Call him crazy but don’t
Fault him for facing the hell of it

He’s doing the safety dance
Under a tent graced with elephants
A family man among
A freakish fellowship

Fearlessly facing the elements
As a son of women with bearded faces
Who embrace elegance

Helping nerds' stake
On the shapes of bell curves
Fall to the wayside
And guide ‘em a path to excellence

Is a day that shall return
And that wake up call
Won’t be pushed to voicemail messages

Although a victim of bad luck,
He found proof
That giving up isn’t option,
And giving back expounds couth

Animal shaped balloons
Astound youths
Helping them look up to themselves
While staring down at his Clown Shoes


from Visceral Candy Feat. Tim Stiles, released November 22, 2016
Written by Tim Stiles & Seth Swift
Vocals by Tim Stiles, Seth Swift & Ian Hernandez
Guitar & Bass by Ian Hernandez
Original Guitar Composition by Chuck McCammon
Produced by Jay Battle
Co-produced by Tim Stiles
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Jay Battle @ The Battlefield
Seattle, WA


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Tim Stiles Seattle, Washington

Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist residing in Seattle, WA--historically known as the lead vocalist/rapper of the satirical hip hop band, Passion Party. Tim is no one trick pony. He’s a clever, crafty wordsmith in his own right with an ability to adapt to just about any concept or genre. ... more

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