Hi, It's my first post.
I have recently been introduced to Poets through one of my friends and i kind of got obsessed with COR's video.I have read through the thread and after reading your posts specially reno's great comment i grasped some kind of new meaning for the video,so here it is:
First the place of love in the world
1- I think the one singing represents a person,anyone male or female, in the song and in the video carnival is
that person*, it is slowly rusting and approaching the moment of being killed(death obviously) which i will get more into later.The whole song is about how life is not that much fun and isn't worth living for but like i think some famous writer said:
love doesn't make the world go round but it makes it worthwhile
well since life has to have ironies the same love(rain,which in actual world gives life to barren land) feed the rust that is eating away at the man.
*I think the song has a couple of layers in another layer it could mean the whole actual world
Second the properties of that love
2- Well as i mentioned the carnival is a person and the puppet is the heart of that person and by that i mean the source of his/her feelings love,greed,faith his/her soul if you prefer or who he/she really is,t is starting to torn apart and does not get your attention though.The girl does see(or maybe she just doesn't)the heart yearning for love but does not care for who he really is she just wants to have fun so she reaches for his more attractive parts(well,if the love is the lustful adult love it could be his/her special parts if you know what i mean
Then she breaks
(heart maybe)for freedom,gets a token(the doll) reminding her of the carnival and starts to leave,at first she holds the token in her armes tightly(one may say dearly)but as soon as she leaves the carnival ,the person's life, it goes back to rotting slowly and very soon she is barely hanging on to the memory of that person(the doll).
Anyway i hope i am not reaching too far for meanings but i think it makes sense.I have some thoughts about particular elements in the video but i need time to organize them.
I think i should apologize for my english as well so there it is.