LAURIE ANDERSON lyrics - The Big Top

"The Big Top"

When Buckminster Fuller came to Canada, he kept asking the same question:
"Have you ever really considered how much your buildings weigh?"
The Canadians took this very seriously. (Hey, we never thought of that!)
He showed them plans for domed cities, cities with no basements, no foundations.
Cities that could be moved in a minute.
Portable cities.
Portable towns.

He said;
Think of it as camping out.
Think of it as one big tent.
He said:
Think of it as
The Big Top... spinning... lightweight... portable.

He said: Think of it as
The Big Top.

He said:
Think of it as the
Big Top.

United States Live (1984)