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lyrics

Baggage

Baggage, baggage, we all have baggage
Some of it is small and some of it is large
We hide all our hopes in our vanity case
And carry our cares in the bags on our face

Baggage, baggage, we all have baggage
We lock it up tight like a bird in a cage
We never make time to unfold and unpack
We stagger around with a weight on our back

Our past has been sealed up and hidden away
We say we prefer to be free
When your dreams are in storage you still have to pay
With a lifetime of lost property

Spoken:
I was lost once. Lost in love. Our eyes met across a crowded baggage carousel in the most beautiful place in the world: Luton Airport.

Mademoiselle, he said, may I help you?

I tried to resist. I knew I was a heavy load. But he was used to handling heavy baggage, He was so strong. He lifted my cases up in one swoop and I knew I had fallen in love.

I was giddy. The room was spinning, my head was spinning, my heart was spinning, just like…

The carousel____________ the carousel
Oh how it turns me, how it turns me
The carousel, the carousel, the carousel
Oh how it churns me up inside
He lifts me up high with my bags in the air

No more rough handed men who don’t handle with care, for me…

Spoken:
We shared a beautiful summer together. Each time I came through Luton Airport he was there waiting for me. Each time I brought more of my baggage. Each time he took it. He never complained. Days turned to weeks and to months. I felt I had known him my whole life. I knew that our love would never end…just like

The carousel, the carousel, the carousel
Oh how it takes me, how it takes me
The carousel, the carousel, the carousel
Oh how it breaks me open wide
All my intimate secrets brought into the light
I surrender to love as we gaily take flight and we laugh
Ha-ha, ha-ha,
Ha, ha, haaaaa

Spoken:
Then one day my flight was delayed. I arrived and I saw him… with another woman’s cases. They were so small. Just a little carry-on ruc sac. He turned and saw me and he walked away.

I stood, alone. Watching my giant trunk spin around…unclaimed… just like me

The carousel, the carousel, the carousel
Read the label, I’m fragile
The carousel, the carousel, the carousel
If you drop me, then I spill
All over the carousel, the carousel
The carousel, the carousel
The carousel, oh carousel, oh carousel, oh carousel, oh carousel, oh carousel,
This is hell, this is hell, the carousel
Take me off the carousel
Oh hell, oh Lord, it’s too fast, I feel sick
The carousel, oh carousel, oh carousel, oh carousel
It’s moving too fast, I can’t last, the carousel
Oh please God arrettez le carousel!

Spoken:
And there I was, lying on the ground, bags scattered everywhere. And that was when I realised…some of these bags were not even mine. So many items I did not need…but it was too late…it was just me and my…

Baggage, baggage, we all have baggage
We drag it behind us deep into old age
If you like to hoard things like some people do
Your bags will get bigger, bigger than you

Baggage, baggage, voici, mes baggages
I carry them with my each night on the stage
I open them for you and share you my heartache
To save you from making the same sad mistake

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from La Poule Plombée, released June 3, 2016

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