The Circle Game Song



Yesterday a child came out to wander
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
And tearful at the falling of a star
And the seasons, they go round and round
and the painted ponies go up and down
We are captive on the carousel of time
We can't go back
we can only look behind from where we came
and go round and round and round in the circle game

Now the boy's gone ten times round the seasons
skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like when your older must appease him
and promises of someday make his dreams


Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
Cartwheels turn to carwheels through the town
And they tell him take your time it wont be long now
before you drag your feet to slow the circle down


Years go by and now the boy is twenty
dreams have lost their grandeur of coming true
but there'll be new dreams maybe better dreams of plenty
before the last revolving here is through




CommentI learned this song at camp.

CategorySolemn Songs

Song ContributorSydney Smith


Date Entered17-Aug-2005

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