Carnival Days

I slipped through the cracks
I fell through the grating
Suspending my time
just watching and waiting

And the walls all seemed paper thin
And the walls just kept closing in
Till’ the walls were a second skin to me
And the halls held a million doors
And the halls stretched down corridors
And the halls never changed their course for me

I dropped through the ranks
And I flipped through the stations
There must have been something I missed
While trying my patience

But the blind kept a quiet eye
And the blind turned away the sky
And the blind hid the whitest lie for me
‘cause behind all the bars and rails
And behind all the paint and nails
And behind all the dull details was me

Take the time to take the time
Take the time to take a chance
Take a chance and take a ride at the carnival
In these carnival days

Between here and there
Somewhere between now and never
Between every high, every low
Where each yes and each no waits forever

Spinning round like a Ferris wheel
Spinning round like a circus seal
Spinning round on a reel too real for me
Round and round like a crazy top
Round and round ‘till I crash and drop
Round and round ‘till I finally stop to see

Take the time to take the time
Take the time to take a chance
Take a chance and take a ride at the carnival
In these carnival days

© 1991 Jessie Jacobson

Jessie Jacobson: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Katriina Huotari: Keyboards

Produced by Jessie Jacobson
Mixed by Ken Jordan & Jessie Jacobson
Recorded on AKAI analog 12-track 1990-1991.