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Joanna McMeikan - Merry-Go-Round lyrics

What happened to my dangerous days,
I used to be so hot, so extreme,
But this year's been tough,
And I got so self-protective,
Now I'm the ice queen,

So quiet, so inviolate,
A castle wall without a gate,
All I do is sit and wait,
For my arteries to harden,
Middle-aged at twenty-five,
Imagination paralyzed,
All alone, Friday night,
Walking in the garden,

And even the trees are disappointed,
To see me old before my time,
They say, "Keep your roots above the ground,
The years you lose can never be found,
In evening shade, there is no sound,
Like laughter on the merry-go-round,
Laughter on the merry-go-round,"

I used to wake up at 4 AM,
With my face in the sidewalk,
I burned up the city,
Walked the high wire,
I used to talk the dirty talk,

But Saturday night, half past ten,
And then the groceries start again,
Coming home to an empty bed,
Stone cold sober,
Middle-aged at twenty-five,
It's high time I came back to life,
Wanna dance tonight under neon lights,
Roll naked in the clover,

And even the trees are disappointed,
To see me old before my time,
They say, "Keep your roots above the ground,
The years you lose can never be found,
In evening shade, there is no sound,
Like laughter on the merry-go-round,
Laughter on the merry-go-round,"

I played football with Buddha,
When I asked him, he smiled,
He said, "We all grow old in time,
You will soon, my child,"
The life comes knocking at my door,
Almost every day,
I wrap my blanket 'round my knees,
And I turn the other way,

Even the trees are disappointed,
To see me grow so old before my time,
They say, "Keep your roots above the ground,
The years you lose can never be found,
In evening shade, there is no sound,
Like laughter on the merry-go-round,
Laughter on the merry-go-round,"
What happened to my dangerous days,
What happened to my dangerous days, oh,
Laughter on the merry-go-round, yeah...