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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...


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    Aug 10th, 2017 8:05am report

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


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    Jul 18th, 2017 7:41pm report

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


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    Feb 9th, 2017 2:32pm 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.


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    Aug 24th, 2016 8:47pm 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.


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    Jul 17th, 2016 7:32am 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.


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    Jun 13th, 2016 6:26pm 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.


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    May 6th, 2016 5:19pm 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.


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    Jan 19th, 2016 1:07am 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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