Listen to Carnival (Live Version) song with lyrics from Natalie Merchant

Carnival (Live Version)

Natalie Merchant26 Oct 1999

Carnival (Live Version) Lyrics

Carnival (Live) - Natalie Merchant

Written by:Natalie Merchant

I've walked these streets

 

A virtual stage

 

It seemed to me

 

Make up on their faces

 

Actors took their

Places next to me

 

I've walked these streets

 

In a carnival

 

Of sights to see

 

All the cheap thrill seekers

 

The vendors the dealers

They crowded around me

 

Have I been blind

 

Have I been lost

 

Inside myself and

My own mind

 

Hypnotized

Mesmerized

 

By what my eyes have seen

 

I've walked these streets

 

In a spectacle of wealth poverty

 

In the diamond market

 

The scarlet welcome carpet

 

That they just rolled out for me

 

I've walked these streets

 

In the mad house asylum

They can be

 

Where a wild eyed misfit prophet

 

On a traffic island stopped

And he raved of saving me

 

Have I been blind

 

Have I been lost

 

Inside myself and

My own mind

 

Hypnotized

Mesmerized

 

By what my eyes have seen

 

Have I been wrong

 

Have I been wise

 

To shut my eyes

And play along

 

Hypnotized

Paralyzed

 

By what my eyes have found

 

By what my eyes have seen

 

By what they have seen

 

Have I been blind

 

Have I been lost

 

Have I been lost

 

Have I been wrong

 

Have I been wise

 

Have I been strong

 

Have I been strong

 

Hypnotized

Mesmerized

 

By what my eyes have found

 

By what my eyes have found

 

In that that great street carnival

 

In that carnival

 

Have I been blind

 

Have I been lost

 

Have I been lost

Have I been wrong

 

Have I been wise

 

Have I been strong

 

Have I been strong

Hypnotized

Mesmerized

 

By what my eyes have found

 

By what my eyes have found

In that that great street carnival

 

 

In that carnival