definitely their best track. amazing bass. incredible emotion.
"Carousels" is a song about the foolishness of the world and the true need for God. Aaron wrote this song after riding into town one day. He was struck by the billboards and consumerism found in the American culture. This realization leads him to lay prostrate before God. As the Israelites once wandered in the desserts of Sinai, so Weiss admits that he would wander without God. He also expresses the meaninglessness and evil of existence apart from God’s existence. He quotes Jack Kerouac’s book The Dharma Bums when he sings: "Like a horn blown by some sad angel." There is also a plea for Jesus to come back, referring to his expected return. In the background of the first verse, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom," is heard - the words of the criminal crucified beside Jesus who repented. In the second verse "we bow in unity when we come into your kingdom" is heard instead.