joelle marie (galgalore) wrote,
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The Circle Game

This is such a beautiful song, it makes me cry. I guess the fact that I'm graduating is starting to hit me...


THE CIRCLE GAME
   Joni Mitchell


 Yesterday, a child came out to wonder
  Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
  Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star

   And the season's, they go 'round and 'round
   And the painted ponies go up and down
   We're captive on a carousel of time
   We can't return, we can only look
     Behind from where we came
  And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game

 Then the child moved ten times around the seasons
   Skated over ten clear frozen streams
   Words like 'when you're older' must appease him
And promises of 'someday' make his dreams

   And the season's, they go 'round and 'round
   And the painted ponies go up and down
   We're captive on a carousel of time
   We can't return, we can only look
     Behind from where we came
  And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game

 Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
  Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
  And they tell him take your time it won't be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down 

   And the season's, they go 'round and 'round
   And the painted ponies go up and down
   We're captive on a carousel of time
   We can't return, we can only look
     Behind from where we came
  And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game

 So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
  Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
  There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams, and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through

    And the season's, they go 'round and 'round
   And the painted ponies go up and down
   We're captive on a carousel of time
   We can't return, we can only look
     Behind from where we came
  And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game


  ..And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game..

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