“Merry Go Round”


Hollow carnival voice sings
Tunes of nobody’s choice
And on a vacant lot
Someone just forgot
Standing all alone
Turning on its own

Weary merry-go-round
Grows slowly into the ground
And faded circus acts
Sorrow broke their backs
And their sadness cries
From their staring eyes

Still small children come
And bring the harm of play
Spirits all alive
To drive the ghosts away

Useless merry-go-round
Tomorrow, they’ll tear you down
To build a parking lot
If it lives or not
It was just a toy
All it brought was joy



Recordings (3)


  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 295.
  2. Missing Links Volume 3 (1996) (CD).