Sunday, July 12, 2009

Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round.ogg Merry-Go-Round.mp3
For some reason, though the lyrics are over a year old, I didn't get them until a couple of weeks ago. This is supposed to sound a little "off-center" or "off-balance". That would be apparent if you look at one of the verses below from the proper point of view. A shiny new no-prize to you if you spot it.

I finished it last night, if "finished" is the word... to me, it sounds like a show-tune, so I'm hesitant to actually do anything more with the lyrics since something might present itself for inclusion. As a show-tune, though, it would be very hard to sing... I run out of air constantly. It would probably be better broken up into a duet.



Merry-go-round
wmh - 18 May 2008

I'm spinning like a rooster who is perched atop a weather vane
Caught up in the torrents of the driving wind and pouring rain
Swinging from a chandelier that's swinging on a twisting chain
A tiny speck of dust that is tossed up into a hurricane

Very hard to say exactly what it is I'm going through
Really hard to tell from day to day
Just what I'm gonna do
Left only to wrestle with disaster
From a dizzy point of view
On the chance that somehow I'll wake up and stumble through

There's a chance that somehow I'll wake up and stumble through

Like stepping from a moving merry-go-round
--- Onto a land so vague and foreign
I'm just another aging stutter stepping clown
--- With a red nose and shoes of orange
Exiting the center ring with only a painted frown
--- Carrying a circus everyone's ignoring
As the carnival packs it up and slowly closes down

Very hard to say
Exactly what it is I'm going through
Really hard to
Tell from day to day just what
I'm gonna do - left only to
Grapple with disaster from a dizzy point of view
On the chance that somehow I'll wake up and stumble through

There's a chance that somehow I'll wake up and stumble through

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