Weren't you there when the carousel burned down
The fire and confusion, the smoke and the sound
I swear you were there when the carousel burned down
We were all around
The rings charred and tarnished all over the ground
And the heads hung down
And we all left town the next day

The children all cried when the carousel burned down
The old ladies sighed and the carousel burned down
The rest of us lied as the carousel burned down
And the flames did fly
The pipes steamed and shrieked out a blazing goodbye
As the boiler died
And they melted down the midway
And we all left town the next day


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    General Commentwhat an eerie song. an end to both a beloved object as well as the end of a time of togetherness for a group of friends. i get the impression that it was both of their times to part ways, but that it's sad to see them go; almost a travesty.
    GetMilesEndon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat an eerie song. an end to both a beloved object as well as the end of a time of togetherness for a group of friends. i get the impression that it was both of their times to part ways, but that it's sad to see them go; almost a travesty.
    GetMilesEndon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat an eerie song. an end to both a beloved object as well as the end of a time of togetherness for a group of friends. i get the impression that it was both of their times to part ways, but that it's sad to see them go; almost a travesty.
    GetMilesEndon October 24, 2006   Link

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