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M.P. Dudash
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Wonder why they call them well drinks, when I ain’t better
And the double shots don’t kill me, they only open up old wounds
I’d like to know that man there in the mirror
Cause if he likes to bet I know, you’ll be coming round soon

I’m stuck here on a memory carousel
A never ending trip aboard this getting nowhere hell
Our ups and downs come round and round, it’s an awful place to dwell
I’m stuck here on a memory carousel

I haven’t seen you around town since you left me
But you’re there like a shadow when, the neon lights come on
Till I can reminisce without the wish, that you’ll be coming home
I have to live, with the fact, that I’m as good as gone

I’m stuck here on a memory carousel
A never ending trip aboard this getting nowhere hell
Our ups and downs come round and round, it’s an awful place to dwell
I’m stuck here on a memory carousel

This ride I’m on’s been anything but easy
I wish by now I would have gotten off
While Mary goes round, painting up the town
I wish my love would fade, if it isn’t gonna stop

I’m stuck here on a memory carousel
A never ending trip aboard this getting nowhere hell
Our ups and downs come round and round, it’s an awful place to dwell
I’m stuck here on a memory carousel

I’m stuck here on a memory carousel

Copyright © Michael P. Dudash 2/22/2020

Last edited on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 01:34 am by M.P. Dudash

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Well Mike... You did it again! Two verses, three choruses and a bridge; and everything comes out sweet. Really like V2 and the bridge. We need to cherish our memories so they keep coming around, no matter how bittersweet. Very well written.

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Thank you Charles!

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Super sad from start to finish. I can totally picture this poor guy wallowing in his sorrow at the bar. It should make a fine country song.

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I like the carousel metaphor - it's timeless and fits well here.

Chorus feels like the strong point to me (as it should!).
"I'm not amused" feels a bit off though. I'd have suggested "getting nowhere" but of course you used that in the line before! Lost in circles or more like that maybe?

I really like this line:
But you’re there like a shadow when, the neon lights come on

and this one captures something essential too:
I wish my love would fade, if it isn’t gonna stop

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Thanks Andrea, if you can picture it than I’m pretty happy that it painted that picture.
That’s kind of funny Owen, I originally had several different choices for the I’m not amused line and settled on that one. That was the toughest line in the lyric for me to decide on. I can definitely revisit that. I also had it’s something I can’t quell, but figured some would not know the meaning, or since I fell beneath your spell. Not sure if either is any better. Thanks for looking.


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