Carousel

Something fairly obvious occurred to me yesterday – the majority of these songs I’ve been waxing lyrical about might be reasonably familiar to my friends and family; but that doesn’t mean everyone reading this has heard them. Even if they have; maybe the lyrics aren’t always perfectly clear (especially on the lyrically ‘busy’ songs). So, I decided to perform them on video in a very rough, warts and all format. I’ll be posting them (hopefully) daily, complete with lyrics and a little background information.

First up is Carousel. At first glance the subject matter seems to be standard relationship fodder, but the relationship in question is my equal love and hatred for my own music and yearning for success (something that will be very apparent if you’ve been following this blog from the start). I took the inspiration from Eminem’s fantastic song ’25 To Life’ where he does something similar, although his song explicitly reveals he’s talking about hip hop. I wanted to keep things a little more ambiguous.

 And it goes like this

Once upon a time there was a guy, and no matter what he tried he could never make it all worthwhile

Walking up and down the streets of his life while looking out for cracks in the road

And I could never have guessed that the man would be me

And I’d be thinking about my life and wondering if I ever will be free

Oh we’ll see, ’cause you and me were never ever meant to be

All my life I’ve been waiting

For you to come and pull me out of this

I don’t think it needs explaining

So just shut your eyes and give me a kiss – how are we ever gonna get ourselves outta this one?

You were my first love, oh you are my white light

But you are also the eyes underneath my bed at night and

You were my escape, my release

Oh but we have to agree, we’re never ever gonna get it back to how it used to be

Oh well I’m unable to count the times that I’ve been beat down

But the carousel of my life it keeps a-spinning round and round and round

Upside down and inside out til I begin to scream and shout

And I’m unable to see where my story ends

But I’ve been thinking about the time I spent with all my lovers and my friends

Life depends on these things

You’re absolutely, positively nothing without your dreams

And I am still waiting

For you to come and pull me out of this

I don’t think it needs explaining

So just shut your eyes and give me a kiss – how are we ever gonna get ourselves outta this one?

You were my first love, oh you are my white light

But you are also the eyes underneath my bed at night and

You were my escape, my release

Oh but we have to agree, we’re never ever gonna get it back to how it used to be

I don’t think you love me any more, oh its sad

Time to pack my things and get out the door, too bad

You were my first love, oh you are my white light

But you are also the eyes underneath my bed at night and

You were my escape, my release

Oh but we have to agree, we’re never ever gonna get it back to how it used to be

You were my first love, oh you are my white light

But you are also the eyes underneath my bed at night and

You were my escape, my release

Oh but we have to agree, we’re never ever gonna get it back to how it used to be

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