Here we go
Round and round the floor
Together
In time

Here we sit
It looks like this is it
Whatever
This time

It's making no sense
But we'll stay here till the end
Whatever
This time

They shoot horses, don't they?
They shoot horses, don't they?
They shoot horses..
Don't they?

Carousel
A crazy wishing well
Whenever
You fall

It seems so long
Just like a marathon
The belle of
The ball

It's making no sense
But we'll stay here till the end
Whatever
This time

They shoot horses, don't they?
They shoot horses, don't they?
They shoot horses..
Don't they?


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    Song MeaningApparently this song was inspired by the 1969 film of the 1935 book about a depression-era dance competition. The title refers to the mercy killing of horses that have broken a leg.

    From the imdb reviews: "This film is not for everyone. But for those interested in the social pathology that allows human suffering to become a form of amusement, the malicious ill-treatment of the poor, or the harsh realities of the depression era, this is multifaceted cinema that can be watched again and again, each time yielding new subtleties. It is a morbidly fascinating character study that reflects a truly desperate time."

    But, regardless of the dance competition setting, I like to interpret it as a metaphor for life generally.. I am now inspired to seek out the film to see if it's as good as suggested.
    wildandfreeon January 22, 2014   Link

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