Don't try to figure me out
Don't try you'll only fail
I'm not a reed in the sand
You're already starting to pale

Everyone's gone for the summer again
Something is building , i don't understand
A hummingbird larks in my hand

But i'm too busy chasing parades
To ever love you the same
Just breathe
He's going away

Pack up your jacket and shoes
Kiss all my friends one more time
Don't take a minute on paintings you see
There's a curtain on the blinds

Peeking is stealing the life you don't share
There's a map of a memory, of us over there
Dangerous questions are near

I'm too busy chasing parades
To love you the same
Just breathe
I'm going away

And I...

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Parade song meanings
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    General Commentokay it seems to me noone has listened to this song yet, please go to WWW.KCRW.COM type rachael yamagata and listen to it, its AMAZING!!!
    Hotel-Paperon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is basically a song about a summer affair (or a whirlwind romance) and the singer is over it. The singer is going back to their everyday life and they don't have time for this romance, and it will never be the same. So the singer is telling their lover to move on.
    alix2468on November 03, 2008   Link

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