Who Sang Life Is a Merry-Go-Round? Donovan

Donovan Essence to Essence cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
lyricist: Donovan
composer: Donovan
Beneath the weight of the world I can be found
Among the chaos and the wheel, scattered all around.
On the wild windy wave I'm tossed, cast away and lost,
Now I understand what those sad songs say.

Make up your mind to be happy,
Life is a merry-go-round.
If you miss out this time,
Don't let it fret your mind,
Love will come round in the end.

Make up your mind to be happy,
Life is a merry-go-round.
If an' you miss out this time,
Don't let it fret your mind,
Love will come round in the end.

Between the devil and the deep blue we find ourselves
often Out of the frying pan and into, left on the shelf.
Borne w____ nilly here and there when our hearts are full of care,
Oh my, now we understand what those sad songs say,
Sad, sad songs they say.

Make up your mind to be happy,
Life is a merry-go-round.
If an' you miss out this time,
Don't let it fret your mind,
Love will come round in the end.

Makin' up your mind to be happy
You've gotta make up your mind
Makin' up your mind
Makin' up your mind
Makin' up your mind
Makin' up your mind ...
Make up your mind to be happy

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  • 2 Lazy Daze
  • 3 Life Goes On
  • 4 There Is an Ocean
  • 5 Dignity of Man
  • 6 Yellow Star
  • 7 Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  • 8 Boy for Every Girl
  • 9 Saint Valentine‚Äôs Angel
  • 10 Life Is a Merry-Go-Round
  • 11 Sailing Homeward