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R.X. "Bob" Bertoldi: • Listen

Broke Down Carousel - released August 2, 2012

(R.X. Bertoldi)

BROKE DOWN CAROUSEL

 

Well now the brass ring and the prizes

Have lost all of their appeal

And there is none of the excitement

That I once used to feel

And though it’s true I stole my tickets

And I even cut in line

Well my heart won’t find its rhythm

To the tune of a dollar sign

 

 

CHORUS:        

‘Cause all the horses run on shaky legs

A silhouette lies where I fell 

So won’t ya slow it on down, baby

Let me off o’ this BROKE DOWN CAROUSEL

 

That old circus never leaves this town

And it’s open night and day

And it’s taken me a lifetime baby

To learn to walk away

So give my best to those magicians

Who build and decorate the stage

Because the lonely clown is gonna leave his frown

With the lions in a cage

 

CHORUS:        

‘Cause all the horses run on shaky legs

They're only mobile prison cells

So won’t ya slow it on down, baby

Help me off o’ this BROKE DOWN CAROUSEL

 

BRIDGE:         

I'm gonna step right off although I may fall

I'm stepping off I'm gonna risk it all

'Cause baby I’m takin’ a leap o’ faith

 I’m answerin’ your call

 

I’m gonna move right past the platform

I’ll make a beeline for the gate

And all the vendors’ll try to stop me

But they’ll see it’s far too late

Because the trapeze and the tightrope

Have lost all of their appeal

I’m back on solid ground and it’s love I’ve found

That keeps my shoulder to the wheel

 

CHORUS:        

‘Cause all the horses run on shaky legs

They're only bone dry wishin' wells

So won’t ya slow it on down, baby

Let me off o’ this BROKE DOWN CAROUSEL

 

© 2009 R.X. Bertoldi