"Death of a Clown" is a song by Dave Davies, member of British group The Kinks, released as his debut solo single in 1967. The song is co-written with his brother Ray Davies.
The song has also been released on Kinks albums, the first time on Something Else by The Kinks. (1967)
My makeup is dry and it clags 'round my chin
I'm drowning my sorrows in whiskey and gin
The lion tamers whip doesn't crack anymore
The lions they won't fight and the tigers won't roar