Song: Carousel
Album Peepshow front
#4: Carousel



Track Number

4 of 10

Track Length



September 5, 1988

Lyrics & Voice:


Electric Bass:

Steven Severin


Jon Klein

Cello, Keyboards and Accordian

Martin McCarrick

Drums, Percussion and Harmonica



Mike Hedges

Carousel is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for the album Peepshow.

The lyrics to the song are as follows:

Carousel LyricsEdit


♪♫Carousel Lyrics♫♪

You clamber up And look behind Their watchful eyes The helping hands

A hen that's fierce And painted blue With red eyes Wants to swallow you

A dragon dives and soars on tracks The hands that strap you to its back You turn around and look behind Their smiling eyes won't help you down

Their tiny hands Their tiny feet Such little hearts To miss a beat

Grotesque dwarves in mirrored rooms Pulled and taut a thousand yous Staring back through stinging tears Remembering those funhouse thrills

The paintbox tunes and wild balloons Their watchful eyes, you start to swoon Oh painted vile in lurid hue The snarling horse that waits for you

Its motor whirrs and colours curl Inside your head the monsters whirl Its motor whirrs and colours curl Inside your head the monsters whirl

In sucked out Time stood still Roundabout back Carousel

Time stood still And you remember it well Carousel

Written By: Siouxsie Sioux