voices of the carousel

from by The Strange

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They dreamt about performing in front of the crowds
People in a state of breathlessness and awe
as the two of them performed feats that only
the daredevils of the motorcycle club could achieve.
As their dreams grew, so did their talents on the motorcycles,
starting first by standing on them
and growing this into jumping
to one another’s bikes while in motion
In their dreams they built rings to jump through
from old parts of tractors and added flames and created a show
Their show would NEVER be the same
It would have a theme,
but each night they would enamor their audience
with tricks never seen before
The boys were now men
and they decided they had to change their lives
Their chance would soon arrive…

Welcome my friend to this carousel ride
You’ll be circling around on a thoroughbred
waving each time you pass by
Welcome my friend, to this hell in disguise
Her pretty lights and her thoroughbred plastic will hypnotize you
I can’t think anymore
Just work for some man and his plan
keep me comfortable busy and bored
Welcome my friend to this hell in disguise
You’re a bird in a cage,
cubicle rat in a maze…but at least you feel safe
I can’t feel anymore,
this routine the same thing every day
going nowhere is driving me mad
Welcome my friends to the time of your life!
Don't worry your fine
though you're losing your mind
but that's ok here
I can fly away
I see the blue sky
but feel cold prison bars in the palms of my hands
It’s time to begin the Waltz
Spinning around here is a really a gas
Time after time after time after time


from Voices of the Carousel, released January 1, 2017
Vocals - Brent Mckay, Erik Nordin
Trumpet - Dwight Adams
Violin - Janet Lyu
Cello - Julia Knowles
Electric Guitar - Kenny Tudrick
Piano- Erik Nordin

mad laughter - all of the above



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the strange Detroit, Michigan

Detroit based, The Strange, consist of Erik Nordin and Brent McKay. 'Voices of the Carousel' is the bands fourth full length album. This concept record features 17 songs and leads the audience along a fictional journey inspired by the bands former engineer and producer Chris Hughes. 'Voices' is currently being adapted into a three act (dark comedy) musical by the Detroit Actor Theatre Company. ... more

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