I'm stuck on the carousel

I've tried to hide but you know me too well

Never one of the wise

I'd never learn if I never fell


In choices I've made, I've begun to see

Comfort and apathy have ruined me

All of the praises gone

And all of the sympathy


I'm seeing myself as a broken clown

I'm seeing the carnival ride go 'round and 'round

But I'm seeing my pain in my childrens' eyes

That's too much to sacrifice


Why should I suffer when I have this choice

There's something telling me the time has come for pulling away

Why should I suffer when I hear this voice

The one that's telling me I dare no longer stay