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Melanie Martinez: Carousel Meaning

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Carousel Lyrics

Round and round like a horse on a carousel, we go,
Will I catch up to love? I could never tell, I know,
Chasing after you is like a fairytale, but I,
Feel like I'm glued on tight to this carousel

Come, come one, come all,
You must be this...

  1. anonymous
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    May 13th 2018 report

    It started for fun, she doesn't even know how, but then she started having feelings for this boy that was just playing with her"and it's all fun and games, 'till somebody falls in love". At the beginning he seemed into her, she started loving those attentions but when she understood that it was just an illusion was too late, she was so into him"But you've already bought a ticket and there's not turning back now". Now the game is inverted, she's chasing after him, she's too invilved, but he's hiding from her "right, right when I'm here, it's like you desappear".

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2018 report

    I think that this song means she was going around hooking up with random guys, says "will I ever catch to love, I could never tell" meaning doesn't know or care if these hookups will turn into anything serious. Then she meets this guy and says "it's all fun and games til someone falls in love" meaning they agreed on just being fwb without any strings attached(feelings). Then in a clip it shows her floating, following him around meaning she's fallen for him. She doesn't know if he feels the same way because she sends her mixed signals. She just can't seem to get over him. He doesn't like her back, which broke her heart but she still seems to love him.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2017 report

    I think this song is how Melanie falls in love with a boy but she can't catch him because he is like horse on carousrel and even know she is do close to him you can never catch the horse on front of you. Don't judge is just my opinion.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2017 report

    Crybaby falls in love with a boy at a carnival. Then she relizes that he wants her for her body so then she wishes she could stop loving him but is trapped on the carousel that is love.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2017 report

    I truly belive the song is about a boy they fall inlove and you know how in the music video he jumps off and leaves her tied up? Wel l once he was done with her she was still in love aka going around on a carousel or stuck on this ride.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2017 report

    I think this is about a girl who has been with alot of guys searching for Mr. Right. When he finally does arrive he doesn't stay around. She's stuck riding the carousel, but instead of being a fun adventure its droll and unfulfilling.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2017 report

    I think crybaby falls in love with the boy, but the boy is just using her body.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2017 report

    Everyone's so deep about the meaning of this song and I thought it was about sex.

  9. melaniehugefan
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    Feb 9th 2017 report

    You know when you go to the carnival and you get a small prize well this boy isn't accepting this prize until he realizes Crybaby is trying get with him so she puts her on a carousel to chase after him which she realizes she is making her this way.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2016 report

    My interpretation of this song is...

    Melanie falls in love with a guy so deeply, that she would do anything for him. So they go to the fair, and he 'steals her cotton candy heart' because he doesn't love her, when she loves him. She can't catch up with her love, just like a hose on the carousel. :)

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 24th 2016 report

    Cry baby falls in love with a boy so deeply that she will do anything for him so when he goes to the playland she follows she soon gets stuck following him and she stays on the carousel of love hoping he will notice her but he rejects her and never notices but she is determind to get his love but she knows shell never catch up to love.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2016 report

    So melanie goes to the carnival and falls in luv with a guy. She luvs the guy yet she knows he will never luv her back. "Round and round like a horse on a carousel. Will I catch up to luv? I can never tell" Will she catch up to luv? NO. In the video she is on the horse while the guy she fell in luv with stands in front of her. They are both going the same exact speed so she will never catch up to him. "Right right when I'm near it's like u disappear. Where'd u go? Mr. Houdini ur a freak show." So basically the main idea is the will never luv her back.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2016 report

    that love is a carousel ride you go up and down and its just a crazy ride that you don't really know what is going to happen. she is saying that she loves this boy and he tricked her he wasn't really there for her.

  14. anonymous
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    May 6th 2016 report

    Crybaby ends up falling in love with a boy at the carnival. He 'steals her cotton candy heart'. After Crybaby fell in love with the boy, he seemed to avoid her or ends up 'disappearing'. The carousel is the endless cycle of painful love.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2016 report

    Crybaby is in love with a boy. They go to a carnival and he steals her cotton candy "heart" so she keeps riding. He doesn't love her back as much as she loves him. She can't catch up to her love just like the horses on a carousel.

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