The Circle Game Song



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

(Chorus)And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captives 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

Now the child's gone ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
Words like 'When you're older' must appease him
And promises of someday make his dreams


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
'Til you drag your feet to slow the circle down


Years go by and now the child is twenty
Though some 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 go round and round and round in the circle game

CategorySolemn Songs

Song ContributorKatie Callahan


Date Entered16-Aug-2007

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