Stevie Nicks Carousel

Carousel (Feat. Vanessa Carlton)


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And love comes back around again

“Carousel” is a track from 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault (2014), Stevie Nicks’s eighth solo album. It is a cover version of Vanessa Carlton’s song “Carousel” from her 2011 album Rabbits on the Run. Carlton herself contributes backup vocals to Stevie’s rendition.

A 15-second preview of the song was released to Stevie Nicks’ official social media sites on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Lyrics

For all you broken-hearted lovers lost
Go find another one
‘Cause you know time won’t wait and you’ll be late
White rabbits on the run

It’s hard to know what’s good for you
I know she let you down
But the fever breaks when it’s too much to take
So you can put your weapons down

All you’ll hear is the music
And beauty stands before you
And love comes back around again
It’s a carousel, my friend

Never too late to change the pace
And how the days creep up on you
And the goodness is something you don’t have to chase
‘Cause it’s following you

And all you’ll hear is the music
And beauty stands before you now
And love comes back around again
It’s a carousel, my friend

Ooh-ooh…
Ooh…ooh-ooh
Ooh…ooh-ooh
Ooh…ooh-ooh

I thought I heard your voice in the thunder
Is the owl casting spells that we’re under
I thought I heard your voice in the thunder
Is the owl casting spells that we’re under

I thought I heard your voice in the thunder
Is the owl casting spells that we’re under
I thought I heard your voice in the thunder
Is the owl casting spells that we’re under
Under…

And all I hear is the music
And beauty stands before me
And love comes back around again
It’s a carousel, my friend

It’s in the music
And beauty stands before you
And love comes back around again
It’s a carousel
A carousel
A carousel, my friend
Yeah

‘Cause time won’t wait, and don’t be late
White rabbits on the run

(Vanessa Carlton) © 2011 Songs of Universal Inc. obo Rosasharn Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved.

About the Song

 Stevie covered and included “Carousel” on 24 Karat Gold as a tribute to her late mother, who liked the song.

On February 19, 2011, Stevie joined Vanessa Carlton onstage during Sunset Sessions at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, to perform “Carousel” (video below).

Official Commentary


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Preview Clip

‘Carousel’ Live (Vanessa Carlton feat. special guest Stevie Nicks)

24 Karat Gold – Deluxe Edition

  1. Starshine
  2. If You Were My Love
  3. Mabel Normand
  4. Twisted (Bonus Track)
  5. 24 Karat Gold
  6. Belle Fleur
  7. All The Beautiful Worlds
  8. Lady
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Watch Chain (Bonus Track)
  11. Hard Advice
  12. Carousel
  13. Blue Water
  14. Cathouse Blues
  15. The Dealer
  16. She Loves Him Still