now that its time
now that the hour hand has landed at the end
now that its real
now that the dreams have given all they had to lend
i want to know
do i stay or do i go
and maybe try another time
and do i really have a hand in my forgetting?

now that i've tried
now that i've finally found that this is not the way
now that i've turned
now that i feel its time to spend the night away
i want to know
do i stay or do i go
and maybe finally split the rhyme
and do i really understand the undernetting?

yes, and the morning has me
looking in your eyes
and seeing mine warning me
to read the signs carefully

now that it's light
now that candle's falling smaller in my mind
now that its here
now that i'm almost not so very far behind
i want to know
do i stay or do i go
and maybe follow another sign
and do i really have a song that i can ride on?

now that i can
now that its easy, ever easy all around
now that i'm here
now that i'm falling to the sunlights and a song
i want to know
do i stay or do i go
and do i have to do just one
and can i choose again if i should lose the reason?

yes, and the morning has me
looking in your eyes
and seeing mine warning me
to read the signs more carefully

now that i smile
now that i'm laughing even deeper inside
now that i see
now that i finally found the one thing i denied
its now i know
do i stay or do i go
and it is finally i decide
that i'll be leaving
in the fairest of the seasons


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Fairest Of The Seasons song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commentthis is probably the best track off of "chelsea girls" and also on the soundtrack of the amazing film "the royal tenenbaums".

    as far as Nico goes, she is one of my favorite artists and her solo album "Chelsea Girl" is magical. however if you want to pick up a Nico recording i would strongly reccomend the collaborative album simply titled "Velvet Underground & Nico" (also known as Andy Warhol). Nico and VU is probably the greatest musical collaboration of all time. it's so good, i cant stop talking about it. get it now.
    plastic jesuson May 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLeaving your lover
    HoldMyBoneson May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmaybe it means she will be leaving, before he leaves her for someone else... she can see time is running out. so there she goes. she sees the warning and knows she must go before she is left in alone in pain.

    "yes, and the morning has me
    looking in your eyes
    and seeing mine warning me
    to read the signs more carefully

    now that i smile
    now that i'm laughing even deeper inside
    now that i see
    now that i finally found the one thing i denied
    its now i know
    do i stay or do i go
    and it is finally i decide
    that i'll be leaving
    in the fairest of the seasons"

    I dont know..just a thought.
    Italion December 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the above poster is getting to the core of it, but there is something I'd like to add. I think that perhaps leaving in "The Fairest of the Seasons" alludes to leaving while the relationship is still at its best, before a perceived downturn, hence reading the signs "more carefully". Thus, before the sorrow of a drawn out break up.
    postnoctumon April 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means a lot to me, because it meant a lot to somebody else. And as I left one relationship, as I dwelled, I suddenly remembered this song, and was more interested in it. It didn't feel like everything was ending at that point. It was moving on with someone else, and I was leaving behind my old relationship, and suddenly the world, and the new girl were the fairest of the season, and the season before had passed away.
    Joelhughes2006on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that this song could also be read as the 'fairest of the seasons' as a metaphor for moving out of a dark state of mind, into one of sanity.
    That's how it seems to me. Amazing song.
    PirateQueenon November 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this is a really amazing song.

    It makes me at ease with things when I listen to it.
    Acidmotheron August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does 'undernetting' mean?
    KirkOlsonon October 30, 2009   Link

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