To breathe the name
Of your savior
In your hour of need
And taste the blame
If the flavor should remind you of greed
Of implication, insinuation and you will
'Til you cannot lie still
In all this turmoil, before red cave and foil
Come closing in for a kill

Come feed the rain
'Cause I'm thirsty for your love
Dancing underneath the skies of lust
Yeah feed the rain
'Cause without your love, my life
Ain't nothing but this carnival of rust

It's all a game
Avoiding failure
When true colors will bleed
All in the name
Of misbehavior
And the things we don't need

I lust for after no disaster can touch
Touch us anymore
And more than ever, I hope to never fall
Where enough is not the same it was before

Come feed the rain
'Cause I'm thirsty for your love
Dancing underneath the skies of lust
Yeah feed the rain
'Cause without your love, my life
Ain't nothing but this carnival of rust

Yeah feed the rain
'Cause I'm thirsty for your love,
Dancing underneath the skies of lust
Yeah, feed the rain
'Cause without your love, my life
Ain't nothing but this carnival of rust

Don't walk away, don't walk away
Ooh, when the world is burning
Don't walk away, don't walk away
Ooh, when the heart is yearning
Don't walk away, don't walk away
Ooh, when the world is burning
Don't walk away, don't walk away
Ooh, when the heart is yearning


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Carnival Of Rust Lyrics as written by Marko Saaresto Markus Kaarlonen

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    My InterpretationI'd like to look at the video and what symbolism it offers in relation to the song. I know this isn't "music video meanings", but here are my observations.

    Let's begin with the woman. She wears a gas mask, so we never see her face. We don't see her expressions or emotions, we only know her through her body language. Let's look at it. She begins by regarding the fortune teller (singer), but she recoils at the intensity of his excitement. Afterward, she ignores him, possibly right up to the end. The woman moves on to the violinists. She gives them her coin, and simply moves on. The man at the stand, she pays, and gives him her last nickel, and plays his game. As a reward, she receives a child doll, and then she makes her way out, pausing only to look back on the fortune teller once she's out of his reach.

    Then there's the carnies - and I'm only going to touch on the three ones with which the woman interacts.

    The fortune teller, the man in the booth, his face peeling - I'm not sure, but maybe even as the video goes on, it continues to decay. The narrator of this song, and the character whom I feel is the actual protagonist of this video. He sings with a passion. The woman is put off by him, but he continues to sing to her.

    The violinists. They take her coin, but don't react to her. They're not interested in who gives them their money, they're both too focused on each other - and the art they are creating to pay her any mind, even to thank her for her patronage.

    The game host. He's lively, excitable, enthusiastic to play this game with the woman. He gives her a doll - perhaps even symbolizing an actual child - but in the end, he's only there for one thing: the game. As she walks away, he waves goodbye to her as gleefully as he welcomed her, and indifferently drops her coin in with the rest.

    And ash the woman leaves, the Fortune Teller sings to her, begging her not to leave. He thrashes about, trying to escape her container, desperately trying to reach her before his time is up.

    My hypothesis is that this song is about a man that cannot let go of a past romance. Even as the subject of his affection is disconcerted by his love, he tries to hold on to her, offering his affections to her as she continues to ignore him, and goes elsewhere in search of the love she wants. She has one-night stands (perhaps the two violinists), and bears a child that is completely indifferent to her. At last she gives up on searching, but even then this man is begging for her love, and only when he too gives up, only when the Fortune Teller grows quiet and still, does she turn around and realize that perhaps she had missed the chance that had been staring her in the face for so long.
    MSD19on February 06, 2013   Link

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