I pick up a broken comb
Run it through my thin grey hair
Though I don’t have any plans tonight
I’m not going anywhere
Well, I should’ve seen this coming
Don’t know why I’m surprised
Every vessel on its way down
Takes with it the captain’s life

Though I’m blind, my dear, I see
The parade goes on without me
My body aches, my mind, it weeps
For you, for you

Tonight I’m locked outside my building
Guess I must have lost the keys
So I’ll sit here on the sidewalk
Let the snow fall on my knees
And if I made it to a payphone
I don’t know who I would call
So for now I close my eyes and rest
My crooked back against the wall

I read that old men will see visions
Young men will follow dreams
I believed it when I read it
I see your face in everything
Now your honey jars are frozen
In the window your books have browned
And there’s too much room inside our bed
I think I’ll join you in the ground

Though I’m blind, my dear, I see
Let the chorus sing without me
My body breaks, my mind it sleeps
With you


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    My InterpretationDevastating song about widdowhood. I mean, this song is just so sad. I can't imagine going through the situation that songwriter is painting. Makes me weep every time.
    RiceTongson December 03, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe it's about widowhood as well. When he says "the parade goes on without me," he means that life and happiness continue on, even amidst his depression. Even though he's blinded by sadness, he can still recognize this fact, and it only makes him "ache" for his lost love even harder. Chills.
    brennarron January 07, 2015   Link

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