Growing Up (The Roundabout)

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Genres: Indie Folk

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Growing Up (The Roundabout)

Music and Lyrics by Zaria Van Jaarsveld ©

Verse 1

There’s a little girl sitting down there in the Park.
With her toes in the sand she spells out her name.
Then she suddenly gets up and she runs forward. I don’t know where she’s going but she’s going somewhere.
If I could have known her a while, forever. If I could have wings to fly, forever.
If I had no fear. (x2)

Pre Chorus

Now she is older and older, and life’s like a jungle gym, she is going forward and forward and watch for the obstacles.
She’s a little bit unsure but she is standing there secure.
And I notice how she goes on her way to

Chorus

The Roundabout (x4)

Verse 2

Her head is still spinning but she’s dancing on her feet.
Now she’s heading for the seesaw but she’s changing her mind.
Now she’s climbing up the ladder to go down the slide.
She’s the queen of the park when she’s high in the sky.
If I could have known her a while forever.
If I could have wings to fly forever.
If I had no fear. (x2)

Pre Chorus

Now she is older and older, and life’s like a jungle gym, she’s going forward and forward and watch for the obstacles.
She’s a little bit unsure but she is standing there secure. And I notice how she goes on her way to

Chorus

The Roundabout (x4)

Verse 3

She noticed that I watch her while she’s sliding down.
She is floating like a petal ‘til she lands on the ground.
She wants me to join her and she leaps out a scream.
She runs towards her favourite, her favourite machine. To

Chorus

The Roundabout (x4)

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from The Roundabout, released June 25, 2017
Zaria Van Jaarsveld: Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Harmony Layers

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Zaria Van Jaarsveld Cape Town, South Africa

Zaria blends an enchanting voice & evocative, poignant & insightful lyricism

Zaria ‘Van Jaarsveld’ in Afrikaans literally means Zaria ‘from years in the field’; as well as being the name of a small town in Holland.

So it’s perhaps no coincidence that Zaria grew up in the enchanted Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful natural settings in South Africa.
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