I’ve seen your face in every place that I’ll be goin’
I read your words like black hungry birds read every song
Rise and fall
Spin and call
And my name
Is carnival
Sad music in the night
Sings a scream of light out of chorus
And voices you might hear appear and disappear
In the forest
Short and tall throw the ball
And my name is carnival
Strings of yellow tears
Drip from black wire fears
In the meadow
And their white halos spin
With an anger that is thin
And turns to sorrow
King of all
Hear me call
Hear my name
Carnival
Here there is no law
But the arcade’s penny claw
Hanging empty
The painted laughing smile
And the turning of the style
Do not envy
And the small
Can steal the ball
To touch the face
Of carnival
The fat woman frowns
At screaming frightened clowns
That move enchanted
And a shadow lie and waits
Outside your iron gates
With one wish granted
Colours fall
Throw the ball
Play the game
Of carnival
Without a thought of size
You come to hypnotize
The danger
The world that comes apart
Has no single heart
When life is stranger
Wheel and call
Clawed dreams all
In the name
Of carnival
Wheel and call
Clawed dreams all
In the name
Of carnival


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    General Commenti wish more people had heard this song. it's really beautifully done.
    abuliaon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is very good. the whole album is
    dustbowlon August 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentidk what its about but its a great song for sure :)
    mossyoak83on July 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone have a clue concerning the meaning? The only thing that comes into my mind here is that Carnival could mean, that he's kind of always in disguise to fool the people about his sad state of mind. You could maybe see it here for example:
    "The painted laughing smile
    And the turning of the style
    Do not envy"
    I don't know if it's correct, but there seems to be nothing that speaks against it, despite all the things I don't understand like:
    "And a shadow lie and waits
    Outside your iron gates
    With one wish granted"

    But still it's a wonderful mysterious song that I really feel very deeply somehow.
    SteeleDreamon March 25, 2013   Link

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