"Sick Cycle Carousel" as written by Jason Wade and Scott Faircloff....
If shame had a face
I think it would kind of look like mine
If it had a home would it be my eyes?
Would you believe me
If I said I am tired of this
How here we go now one more time

I tried to climb your steps
I tried to chase you down
I tried to see how low I could get down to the ground
I tried to earn my way
I tried to tame this mind
You better believe that I tried to beat this

So when will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around i know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this for good

I never thought I'd end up here
I never thought Id be standing where I am
I guess a kind of thought it would be easier than this I guess
I was wrong now one more time

I tried to climb your steps
I tried to chase you down
I tried to see how low I could get down to the ground
I tried to earn my way
I tried to tame this mind
You better believe that I tried to beat this

So when will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around
I know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this

Sick cycle carousel,
This is a sick cycle, yeah
Sick cycle carousel
This is a sick cycle, yeah

So will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around
I know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this for good

When will this end
It goes on and on
Over and over and over again
Keep spinning around
I know that it won't stop
Till I step down from this for good

Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel
Sick cycle carousel


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"Sick Cycle Carousel" as written by Scott Faircloff Jason Wade

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    General CommentI don't mean to be rude guys, but the song's meaning (as proclaimed by their lead singer/songwriter) is completely different than what you guys seem to be getting out of it... This song is another Christian based song (as all are, though the singer encourages his listeners to take whatever out of it they feel led to), this one about sin. The carousel that he cannot get off of is the continued trap of sin, and the final realization that he can be saved by grace alone, and can't do it on his own... The most prominent point to that effect is the line "I've tried to earn my way..." Look back at the lyrics and see if this doesn't fit. And remember, the writer himself proclaimed it.
    truthsayeron April 24, 2002   Link
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      In an interview with MTV Radio, Wade explained the message behind "Sick Cycle Carousel" and said, "It's one of those songs I'm really afraid to put an explanation to as far as what it's about for me personally. I don't want it to lose its mystery and mystique. Everyone interprets it differently. It's funny hearing people telling what's it's about to them because then I can go, 'Maybe that's what it's about.' It's got a weird mystique to me still."[
      Flag amanda1023on April 12, 2014  
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    General CommentThis is a great song that not only appeals to the lyrical side, by making life seem better than the example, but it appeals to the side that strives for a beat and for a good tune.
    nsickleron December 12, 2001   Link
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    General Commentno matter how much i try.. i can never be perfect enough for my parents, they always want me to be something else, do something more, climb over giant fences. like in the video, it makes me feel small and helpless. this is wat the song means to me, nomatter how much i try to tell myself that wat my parents think of me doesnt matter, it does, and id kill for their approval..
    this i could also relate to when i was in a relationship where the guy wanted me to "bend over backwards" for him. which meant, changing everything about myself to suit his perception of what i was(in the past)
    bo0yaaon January 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always thought this song was about a girl he liked but couldn't get over.
    but then it i realised it could have a broader meaning....and i thought it was about life when he was feeling depressed.

    "sick cycle carousel" = life.
    So when will this end It goes on and on Over and over and over again = his wanting to die

    thats what i thought it was about but songs can have soo many different meanings. i can understand the sin thing, i can understand it could be about god too. it just isnt the meaning of this song to me :)
    LoveThyEnemyon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song just covers my whole life...all my behaviors...every day is another ride on the carousel, I always go bsck and fortha nd get myselfinto the same situations....falling for the same type of people, depression...something I have yet to beat...drinking...something Im working on .... hell it fits family situations for me also... the lyrics are just amazing and I love to read how other people interpret it and how they feel about it. LaterZ
    Adrieon March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song can mean whatever you'd like it to. Everyone interprets things and feels things differently. I relate to this song on a relationship level, like others have felt as well. If you think it's about God, so be it. Who gives a shit, it's about what you think it means. 'Nuff said. No one is wrong or right here.
    xAmberxLeahxon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very personal for me. It's about a guy who bends over backwards to show a girl how much he loves her, but she just keeps leading him on without ever really being with him (the line at the beginning about shame means that she's probably cheating, too).
    imp2k1on December 14, 2001   Link
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    General Commentthis song means a lot to me b/c it reminds me of how I chase this guy around. He's really sweet to me and says he likes me alot. But I know he also likes several other girls. I walk away and get sucked back in "over and over again". It is truely pathetic that I do this. But like the song says it a "sick cycle carousel"!!
    minnie514on March 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song has a differnt meaning to me, the relationship with my ex boyfriend, (i leftd him) and the part "If shame had a face
    I think it would kind of look like mine " i was so sorry for what i did and then i just try to understand how i hurt him (i aplogise so many time) and so many roumers we going around and around like the title. not to mention i really love the song and the band
    beautiful oblivionon March 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is like saying that you're in that point in your relationship in which you must make a choice if whether you're going stay together or not. the relationship is not going to so well and it's just a cycle of bad decisions and you have to make the choice of whether or not you're going to make the right decision. hence the name "sick cycle carousel" because it's like making the same mistakes over and over and never really fixing them.
    lunch box angelon April 13, 2002   Link
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