"Merry-go-round" as written by and Peter Green....
You know he's gotta get away
To the merry-go-round and round
Count the times that he laid awake at night thinkin'
Am I goin' down now
Am I goin' down
Am I goin' down now, oh!

It's not easy puttin' on a smile
You're alone, lost and found
She waits at home just to love him through the night thinkin'
He's been gone so long now
Is he comin' home?
He's been gone so long now, oh!

Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round

You know he's gotta get away
To the merry-go-round and round
Count the times that he laid awake at night thinkin'
Am I goin' down now
Am I goin' down
Am I goin' down now, oh!

Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round

Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round
Merry-go-round and round

Waits at home just to love him through the night thinkin'
I'm coming home babe


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"Merry-Go-Round" as written by Nikki Sixx

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    General CommentAn Interview with Nikki says this song is about some guy in Seattle who Nikki saw almost everyday go on a Merry-Go-Round all day. Until finally Nikki saw the guy get taken away in a Straight-Jacket.
    The_Soulon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDidja read that in The Dirt? Best book ever!!!
    sweet addictionon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit was about nikki's next door neighbor in seattle. i love this song!
    RockAngel58on March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYa the Dirt IS an Awsome book, and this is a good song
    rocker13on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fav song EVER, its slow but it has its creepy elements... who the hell rides a merry go round daily man

    A that ride is right creepy
    B it looks boring
    C its run by carnies
    oldskoolpunker23on July 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha this song is about a guy cheating on his lady... ohhhhhhhhh like always sex drugs and rock n roll hahaha
    rejectofsocietylon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always took the merry-go-round as a drug metaphor (I know not every song has to be one) but it's a cycle. You take a ride, feel guilty, ask if you're gonna be done yet (This mainly applies to smack, a subject Sixx is pretty familiar with...) and when you're done you repeat the cycle... Does it so much that people start worrying about him since he's gone a lot

    I don't remember that story about his neighbor in Seattle though... If it was in teh Dirt then I guess that's the meaning then!
    DeanGuitarson November 09, 2013   Link

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