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Merry Go 'Round
Kacey Musgraves Lyrics


If you ain't got two kids by twenty-one
You're probably gonna die alone
Least that's what tradition told you
And it don't matter if you don't believe
Come Sunday morning, you best be there
In the front row, like you're s'posed to

Same hurt in every heart
Same trailer, different park

Mama's hooked on Mary Kay
Brother's hooked on Mary Jane
And daddy's hooked on Mary two doors down
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
We get bored, so we get married
And just like dust, we settle in this town
On this broken merry go 'round and 'round and 'round we go
Where it stops, nobody knows
And it ain't slowin' down
This merry go 'round

We think the first time's good enough
So we hold on to high school love
Say we won't end up like our parents
Tiny little boxes in a row
Ain't what you want, it's what you know
Just happy in the shoes you're wearin'

Same checks we're always cashin'
To buy a little more distraction

Cause mama's hooked on Mary Kay
Brother's hooked on Mary Jane
And daddy's hooked on Mary two doors down
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
We get bored, so we get married
And just like dust, we settle in this town
On this broken merry go 'round and 'round and 'round we go
Where it stops, nobody knows
And it ain't slowin' down
This merry go 'round

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
We're so bored until we're buried
And just like dust, we settle in this town
On this broken merry go 'round
Merry go 'round

Jack and Jill went up the hill
Jack burned out on booze and pills
And Mary had a little lamb
Mary just don't give a damn no more

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kacey Musgraves, Joshua Shaun Osborne, Shane L Mcanally

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Cara J.

“Just like dust we settle in this town” gets me EVERY TIME. Chills EVERY time.

Kel Rowland

@Ellen Mason You're swooning over life being meaningless, just so you know that...

Ellen Mason

“Same trailer, different park” too 💕

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Nathy

I love the Americana and cinematic qualities of her videos. Kacey Musgraves is the Lana del Rey of country.

Kel Rowland

@Daniel Soto Torres So she's a hypocrite

Kel Rowland

Then she isn't country... Period

Dino Spumoni

@Rachit Sah that's definitely true, and a bit ironic as country was founded on outlaws and outcasts. I don't blame her for rejecting a community that's vehemently opposed to the very concept of rebellion

Rachit Sah

@Dino Spumoni well considering she's been outcasted from the country scene, I don't blame her for embracing mainstream pop

4reptar20

@Daniel Soto Torres whether you like it or not, drugs and sex are both huge parts of the human experience

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whizzard blizzard

I still don't understand how this wasnt a hit. This song deserves the same amount as Little Big Town's Girl Crush. The best song she's every written imo

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