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Ferris Wheel

from Like Clockwork by Color Theory



In bed in the middle of the day
Headphones cover my ears
Hiding from responsibilities
Wishing that you were here
Hazy like the shadow of a dream
You walk into the room
Pull me with your eyes like tractor beams
I’m a wolf to your moon
And you seem so sorry you left
So sorry it took two months to find your bearings
So sad to confess
You’ll probably do it again
For some reason or other
I’m up for another
Ride on the ferris wheel with you

Our first date is set for Tuesday night
You confirm all my fears
Broken plans for a quiet meal at home
Candles cry waxy tears
You show up a quarter after two
Smelling like cigarettes
Angry that I tried to kiss hello
Why should you be upset?
But you won’t say anything real
I’m trying to understand another language
Too scared to reveal
Let’s spend the night lying awake
Never touching each other
I’m down with another
Ride on the ferris wheel with you

Everybody has their ups and downs
But we go round and round and round
For a moment we may reach the sky
But the price of admission is far too high

Sunlight swells between the dusty blinds
You are blind to my pain
So anxious I couldn’t sleep at all
While you snored like a train
I get dressed and leave early for work
Unwilling to live last night again tomorrow
I’ll only get hurt
With someone who can’t love herself
Much less share love with others
I can’t bear another
Ride on the ferris wheel with you.


from Like Clockwork, released August 3, 2001


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