I highly suggest you listen to Chi Coltrane’s soothing voice as she sings this nostalgic song (which I only discovered when I looked up quotes on the ferris wheel), and read the lyrics along with it.
This is for those who, like me and my family, were afflicted by the terrible flood that wiped out our shelter we called home for many years. This is for those who are almost giving up on life and its trials. This is for those who are in a phase steeped with sadness and loneliness. There will always be hope, despite the ups and downs, and going around in circles.
The Wheel Of Life
By Chi Coltrane (1973)
Life is like a ferris wheel
It keeps on turning without feel
As it spins round and round
It picks you up and lets you down
Up and down and back again
The world seems to be in a spin
Will this crazy cycle ever end?
And when it does– what then?
The sun goes down and comes up again
I can’t remember where I’ve been
The Ferris wheel goes round and round
I wonder if I’ll hit the ground
I almost do– I almost do,
But then somehow I’ve made it through!
The wheel climbs on– I’m up on top again
Where is my life leading to?
Whatever am I coming to?
Sometimes fast– sometimes slow
It makes a circle as it goes
As I face the ground below,
I fear the wheel may lose control
I know that I’ve been here before–
I do no know much more
Then the wheel begins to rise
And I can almost touch the sky
It feels so good it makes me glad
And now my life doesn’t feel so bad
The good and bad times come and go,
As round and round the wheel must go
And you and I — ride this wheel of life.