From the album Love at Every Turn

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The setting for this song is a tumble-down amusement park that once existed on Lake Hopatcong in NJ. Ramshackle and seedy, it was nevertheless a magical place.

Lyrics

Summer night at the old fun park
Broken glow, rattletrap
rhinestones and sharks
Mysteries exist
that a teenage girl can learn
At the carousel horses spin
love at every turn

Children fly on gilded chariots
Paint’s peeling but kids don’t care
And she’s as new to this world as they
As new but in a different way

In her best blue shirt and the air is so warm
Young men with big eyes
She makes their blood swarm
Got plans for the evening?
She never felt such yearning.
They bring beer, candy, cigarettes and
love at every burning
Love at every burn

Children fly on gilded chariots
Paint’s peeling but kids don’t care
And she’s as new to this world as they
As new but in a different way

And she thinks:
They do care
See the wind in their hair
Leaping horses, ceiling of stars
A whole world is lost, a whole world is found

Your lips so sweet
like you just ate cotton candy
I got eyes for you, honey,
my blood’s as thick as brandy
Mysteries exist
that a teenage girl can learn
At the carousel horses spin
Love at every turn
Love at every turn
Love at every turn