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What goes up, must come down
Spinnin' wheel, got ta go round
Talkin' 'bout your troubles it's a cryin' sin
Ride a painted pony,
Let the spinnin' wheel spin

Ya got no money, and ya
Ya got no home
Spinnin' wheel all alone
Talkin' 'bout your troubles and ya
Ya never learn
Ride a painted pony,
Let the spinnin' wheel turn

Did ya find a directing sign
On the straight and narrow highway?
Would you mind a reflecting sign
Just let it shine, within your mind
And show you the colours that are real.

Someone is waitin' just for you
Spinnin' wheel spinnin' to
Drop all your troubles by the river side
Catch a painted pony
On the spinnin' wheel ride...huh

Someone's waitin' just for you
Spinnin' wheel's spinnin' true
Drop all your troubles by the river side
Ride a painted pony,
Let the spinnin' wheel fly.



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    UnregisteredMay 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    All of the above, but pay attention to "did ya find a directing sign on the straight and narrow highway? " of life.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2014 at 7:24 am
    It's about a roulette table. The directing sign is a casino sign directing you to, of course, the nearest Painted Pony casino. Dropping all your troubles by the riverside could mean something like Las Vegas' tag line "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" It probably means something along the lines of a body of water, like lake Trenton which is nearby the Painted Pony Casino in Trenton, ND.
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    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 5:16 am
    Life goes on and that is life. I may be gone tomorrow, or six months from now, but in my death one child will be born to keep the wheel of life turning.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 6:05 am
    And the part about "catch a painted pony" means lifes like a carousel, its has its ups and downs you just have to ride it out.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 6:01 am
    This song is about understanding life has its ups and downs and to not dwell on them or whine about them cause everything will work out just fine... Life goes on.

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