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P!nk – Circle Game lyrics
[Verse 1]
For all my hard talk, I'm still just a daddy's girl
In this hard shell, there's tiny cracks from a big world
And there's still monsters in my closet and they want to come and play
There's still sounds in the dark, I wish they'd go away
I know, I know, I know, I know I'm a big girl now
I know, I know, I know, I know I better work it out
I've got a little girl of my own and she looks at me
Like I'm a badass and you know that I wanna be
And now there's monsters in her closet and they wanna come and play
And I start looking for my dad to come and make 'em go away
I know, I know, I know, I know that it's my job now
I know, I know, I know, I know I better work it out

[Chorus]
In the circle game, no one ever stopped to say
"Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away
Count your lucky stars that you had a chance to play"

In the circle game, no one ever stops to say
"Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away
Count your lucky stars that you had a chance to play"
In the circle game

[Verse 2]
I had a hard day, and I need to find a hiding place
Can you give me just a second to make it through these growing pains?
And I know that it's just life and I must go through things alone
But I'm feeling kinda small, I want his hand to hold
I know, I know, I know, I know I'm a big girl now
Yeah, I know, I know, I know, I know we all just work it out

[Chorus]
In the circle game, no one ever stopped to say
"Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away
Count your lucky stars that you had a chance to play"
In the circle game, no one ever stopped to say
"Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away
Count your lucky stars that you had a chance to play"
In the circle game

[Bridge]
What is old, can it be new again?
And what goes out, does it come back in?
And we have to say goodbye, can we say hello again?
Oh, where's the book that shows you how to be a big girl now?
Can I fall apart one more time before I work it out?

[Chorus]
In the circle game, no one ever stopped to say
"Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away
Count your lucky stars that you got a chance to play"
In the circle game, no one ever stopped to say
"Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away
Count your lucky stars that you got a chance to play"
In the circle game, in the circle game
In the circle game, in the circle game
In the circle game
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    ZacHoots
    I'm going to start out saying I didn't plan on this being this long, but the song has me feelin some kinda way. And this is very cathartic.

    I listened to it for the first time the day before my best friend's dad's funeral. When I heard it all I could think of was her. She is a badass who has struggled with the monsters in the dark (depression and anxiety) with the fear that she might pass if off to her year and a half year old daughter and soon to be born son. I read this as a goodbye song. Especially with the lyrics "And we have to say goodbye, can we say hello again?" as well as "Oh, where's the book that shows you how to be a big girl now?" the second one really strikes me because I've always looked at loosing a parent as the (hopefully) final marking of adult hood. "Soon it's gonna change, it all just goes away" I feel is pretty straight forward, I feel. "Count your lucky stars that you got a chance to play" be thankful for the time you had, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    This song, I think mainly because of my friend made me view it this way, it has also just made me cry many times. But I also see it a love/admiration song to a parent. "And there's still monsters in my closet and they want to come and play
    There's still sounds in the dark, I wish they'd go away" in particular "And there's still monsters" and "I wish they'd go away" implies that they have been there for a while, possibly/probably from childhood. Then there is the reference to having a child of their own. I see this as admiration and love asking the parent how they were able to have their monsters and help the child deal with their own. "Oh, where's the book that shows you how to be a big girl now?" I can read as how do I grow up past these monsters? When do they finally go away.

    I really connect with this song, and find it funny that my three favorite songs, and yes I already consider this one of my favorites, are all track 12 off different albums. In no particular order: Glitter in the Air on Funhouse, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken on Beautiful Trauma, and Circle Games on Hurts 2B Human. I feel deep connections to these pieces in different ways. Now I shall end what feels like a dissertation.
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