A puzzling tale of a street performer who struggles to master his craft, and ends up shooting himself. It seems that somewhere down the line, Leon lost track of what he was aiming for in the song, and could offer no notes in the CD, Wo Sind Die Elefanten?. The song is arranged with just Fiz Shapur's keyboards behind Leon's voice, and in pace and delivery, resembles the older "Susie".
"I've never sung 'The Juggler' live and now I can't remember what provided the impetus for the song. Perhaps it began as a story about the futility of ambition but then grew in ways which, as often happens, can't be predicted." - LR (Turning Silence Into Song (songbook), p1)
Version 1 (1991)