"Merry Go Round" as written by and Peter Doherty....
You have always thinking of her
You're in love and you don't know what to say
But I saw her at the fair and she feels the same way
She was married by the merry-go-round

The merry-go-round
How merrily we go round
How merrily we go round
The merry-go-round

He was the first one of the day
He was the last one of the night
Oh hold me tight, hold me tight
They said you were wrongened
But I can see in your eyes
How you are gentle and wise
And you had the good stuff
Oh there's a parade of girls outside
That boy's so shy
Why'd you punch out his lights?

He was the first one of the day
He was the last one of the night
Oh mop it up, she'll be alright
Mop it up, she'll be alright
There's a parade on the hall outside
Come on and feel the air outside


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"Merry Go Round" as written by Peter Doherty

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  • +1
    General CommentSomething important is missing:

    Said what I like most about you Pete, is your girlfriend and your shoes
    And it's nearly half past five
    Can we swap again
    Half past five, can we swap again
    attackattackon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song actually gets better after the fairly repetative merry go round (bridge?). the title is beautiful, and Pete falling down at the end is too humble. There's just so much potential in Pete, and this song is another one of those almost-songs, with almost-lyrics, and almost-luscious melodies. it really does well near the 3:30 ish part if you can stand it till then.
    starvingchildrenon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea attack attack. much is missing.
    after the girlfriend and the shoes it becomes quite melodic and sweet.
    "you should get some ....sun on your face....
    we've been sittin like a lord in the bath for days. it's getting so .....well, i don't even know you.
    we get away with doin as little as we can...
    we musn't take it too far my friend.
    the Albion needs every man, woman, and child ...she can get her hands on".

    ...it was the first one of the day.

    at the end he's screaming the second verse changes the ending to "i've been so good to that boy why did he steal all my {lines?}"

    then pete falls down.fabulous
    bibilushon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyessssss but what does it all mean??!?
    itsashamblesbabyon March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I've been so good to that boy
    Why did he steal all my ligters?"
    ^What he says before trying to sit down and falling. It's an improvised line about Pat.
    SatxLighton July 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this is the whole song, alot of these lyrics are missing.

    you have always thinking of her
    You're in love and you don't know what to say
    But I saw her at the fair and she feels the same way
    She was married by the merry-go-round

    The merry-go-round
    How merrily we go round
    How merrily we go round
    The merry-go-round

    He was the first one of the day
    He was the last one of the night
    Oh hold me tight, hold me tight
    They said you were wrongened
    But I can see in your eyes
    How you are gentle and wise
    And you had the good stuff
    Oh there's a parade of girls outside
    That boy's so shy
    Why'd you punch out his lights?


    He was the first one of the day
    He was the last one of the night
    Oh mop it up, she'll be alright
    Mop it up, she'll be alright
    There's a parade on the hall outside
    Come on and feel the air outside

    Said what I like most about you Pete, is your girlfriend and your shoes
    And it's nearly half past five
    Can we swap again
    Half past five, can we swap again

    Oh there's a parade outside
    That boy's so shy
    Why'd you punch out his lights?

    you should get some sun on your face
    we've been sittin like a lord in the bath for days.
    it's getting so ...well, i don't even know you.
    we get away with doin as little as we can
    we musn't take it too far my friend.
    the Albion needs every man, woman, and child she can get her hands on

    He was the first one of the day
    He was the last one of the night
    Oh hold me tight, hold me tight
    They said you were wrongened
    But I can see in your eyes
    How you are gentle and wise
    And you had the good stuff
    Oh there's a parade of girls outside
    I've been so good to that boy
    Why did he steal all my lighters?
    immyfags.on April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought that
    "that boys so shy whyd you punch out his lights"
    was being jealous of an ex's new boyfriend and then kicking the crap out of them for no reason

    but i think thats just me
    ourkidof91on August 26, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentEveryone here is just confused. I just read. wait, I apologize. I just saw a picture of peter doherty with a lot of orange, then I thought "who the fuck is that?" --he looks pretty though. Then I actually bought the babyshambles (is that a group? does peter doherty have a mother?)CD. Then I attempted to listen to the CD. A couple of songs; catchy at best, headache (migraine style) at worst. For the most part; painful. Then (as if that wasn't enough), I uploaded the CD into my computer via windows media center. Then, (as if that still wasn't enough), I've spent the last 3 plus hours reading the lyrics (cuz WE ALL know the insert is just outrageous) AND all of your ridiculous, yet all so clear (I mean clarity--to the fullest) interpretations/analysis/meanings. And I get it, I totally do. There isn't anything confusing about peter doherty, the babyshambles, carl, paul walden, and or Kate Moss. It just makes sense. The only question I have-- really just the one. Who the fuck is Pete Doherty?
    Thank you & God Bless. Just brilliant.
    pdohertyseriouslyon April 19, 2010   Link

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