From the recording Scratches and Dust

Lyrics

Remember back in ‘65
We were young and the music was so alive
And dressing all up in Carnaby notions
I remember back in ‘66
We went to war but we sure knew how to get our kicks
And the whole world was turning in carnival motion
 
Carnival motion, out on the street
Carnival motion, eat to the beat
Carnival motion, up on the wire, ‘round on the wheel
Carnival motion, life is intense
Carnival motion proudly presents
Living is easy, life is so hard, nothing is real
 
In ’67 we were on our own
Taking trips that would take us so far from home
And getting caught up in total devotion
I remember back in ‘68
They took our man but the music was really great
And the world kept on turning in carnival motion
 
Carnival motion, out on the street
Carnival motion, eat to the beat
Carnival motion, up on the wire, ‘round on the wheel
Carnival motion, life is intense
Carnival motion proudly presents
Living is easy, life is so hard, and nothing is real
 
I remember back in ‘69
The dream was gone but the music was really fine
Still riding the waves that were crossing the ocean
And I remember in the ‘70s
We still had rock but the disco brought us to our knees
As the mirror ball turned in carnival motion
 
The ‘80s and the ‘90s came and went
Two thousand brought that awful president
And then there was the terrible event that set the world in
Carnival motion, out on the street
Carnival motion, eat to the beat
Carnival motion, up on the wire, ‘round on the wheel
Carnival motion, life is intense
Carnival motion proudly presents
Living is easy, life is so hard, nothing is real
 
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