Carousel (Melanie Martinez)

by Laura Intravia

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about

I have been addicted to this Melanie Martinez song ever since I saw the AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW trailer that featured it. I've also always wanted to make a "VideoSong" in the style of the musical duo Pomplamoose, the rules being:

1) What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice)
2) If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden sounds)

So I put both musical inspirations together and made this! I had a lot of fun challenging myself to NOT use any sequencing at all; everything is live-performed.

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 tall
to ride this ride at the carnival

Oh, come, take my hand
and run through playland
so high, too high at the carnival

And it’s all fun and games,
'til somebody falls in love,
but you've already bought a ticket,
and there’s no turning back now

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

This horse is too slow,
we’re always this close,
almost, almost, we’re a freakshow

Right, right when I’m near,
it’s like you disappear,
where’d you go? Is that Houdini or a freakshow?

And it’s all fun and games,
'til somebody falls in love,
but you've already bought a ticket,
and there’s no turning back now

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

Why did you steal my cotton candy heart?
you threw it in this damn coin slot,
and now I’m stuck, I'm stuck,
riding, riding, riding

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

credits

released October 22, 2014
Arrangement/Performance - Laura Intravia
Mixing - Davey Patterson

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Laura Intravia New York, New York

Laura Intravia is a performer, composer and arranger. Known best for her live performances in video game music concerts such as VIDEO GAMES LIVE and POKEMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, she has written, arranged and performed music in a variety of genres, including classical, jazz and VGM albums, as well as for film and video games. ... more

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