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Ferris Wheel

from Copyright by Poster Children

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Recorded by Rick Valentin at Studio Tedium, 1996. Originally released on the Indie Rock Unites! compilation.


The kids are mean, they're mean to me
I dance, I sing, they kick and scream
Behind this mask, I can't talk back
Inside this suit, I'm safe but trapped

The ferris wheel has just collapsed
The roller coaster jumped its tracks
The carousel has broken down
This ship of fools has run aground

When we play games, they call me names
They punch my nose, they rip my clothes
The kids have made a big mistake
I've had as much as I can take

The hall of mirrors is caving in
The tilt-a-whirl has lost its spin
The animals have all escaped
There's no one left for the parade

The trapeeze artist swung and missed
The acrobats have lost their grip
The fire eater's burned the tent
The lion tamer's lost his head

The kids all laugh, they laugh at me
The kids have made a big mistake


from Copyright, released January 1, 2001
Rick Valentin: Guitar and Vocals
Rose Marshack: Bass and Vocals
Jim Valentin: Guitar
Howie Kantoff: Drums


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Poster Children Champaign, Illinois

Poster Children was formed in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. Known for a strong DIY ethic and relentless touring, the band has released ten albums, eleven videos, and a DVD and were pioneers in the use of the web, blogs, podcasts and enhanced CDs for promoting their music. ... more

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