"Carnival" as written by Peter Anders Svensson, Magnus Sveningsson and Nina Persson....
I will never know
'Cause you will never show
Come on and love me now
Come on and love me now

Carnival came by my town today
Bright lights from giant wheels
Fall on the alleyways
And I'm here
By my door
Waiting for you

I will never know
'Cause you will never show
Come on and love me now
Come on and love me now

I here sounds of lovers
Barrel organs, mothers
I would like to take you
Down there
Just to make you mine
In a merry-go-round


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"Carnival" as written by Nina Persson Magnus Sveningsson

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    General Commentoh i love this song! hah well thats all i have to say
    coughatwhoeveron July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cute song and I love her voice and I love the keyboard in it.
    Title_Trackon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think its about someone feeling trapped in a relationship. All they want to do is go out and see new things but the other person either doesn't want to or won't let them.
    dazon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds as if either:
    a. the person is in love with someone who hasn't let their true feelings show concerning them or
    b. two people are in a relationship and one is unwilling to express themselves to the other's expectations.
    xrachiexon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfor the first time in a long time i have felt so uncontrolably happy and i have this song to thank for that. definately the best cardigans song i think, it has a perfect combination of instruments which is vital but rarely happens. great song
    BoyishHandwritingon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlovely song... i love it.. "come on and love me now"
    chocheliuson September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom the sounds,to the instruments,to their looks on the vid,there is a 70s touch to it.Sweet..
    Bodyarton September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this sooong.. so sweet... i don't think of it like a story but rather describing a feeling..
    the music, reminds me of the feeling that you get when you're in love, like floating.. and sweet..
    and when she says "carnival came by my town today.." makes me think that you met someone new..and that person makes you feel like in a carnival.. exactly how i feel right now =).. so maybe it's just me...
    rosewoodon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how they merged the carnival-esque with their own style.
    Lyrics are fantastic.I love this band.
    Karatepopon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI listened to this song a lot back in 1995 when I was 12 years old. It brings back a lot of memories. It's such a dreamy and pretty song, but it always sounded kind of sad too. Perhaps the only song that can match it for melancholy beauty is Sean Lennon's "Parachute" song.

    I think this song is about someone who is in love with a friend of theirs, and they think the feeling is mutual but the friend never tells them how they feel. So it ends up being an unrequited love on both ends.
    Androcleson August 08, 2007   Link

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