three seconds on the day of the Easter parade
there was a flower chilld running as fast as she can
a new shade of rays and some bucket shoes
and an angel of mercy strung from her hand like a balloon
"Is this what you want, is this what you need?" she whispered in her ear
"The day of love has come, are you awake?"

the sidewalk surfer through the colorful crowd
she is an island, as happy as can be
the hums and the drums of the marching band
and now they say, she ran and she ran through the city
"Be careful what you do, be careful what you say", and the angel disappeared
"The day of love has come, make no mistake"

she picks up her feet and she's through the crowd
with a desperate shout, pushing the pushers around
she down the stairs and onto the streets
through the barricades waving her hands to the sky
she stops right in front of the marching band and raises her voice
"The day of love has come, stop the parade"

nobody cares that you finally fell in love, nobody really gives a damn ... dooby dooby doo waa
nobody cares that you finally fell in love, nobody stops the marching band

eleven dancing girls in the pink and blue, and they're smiling
the sun's on the new polished brass
half a dozen flutes and the lonely sound of a clarinet
pushing and pulling on the crowd
left foot up and left foot down and music to the sky
"The day of love has come, let's have a parade"

two dark suits in the uniform from the side of the street
come running as fast as they can
she pleads to her knees to the officers "You must understand"
"I have had a revelation, and you must hear me out"
but they drag her away
"The day of love has come, so you say"

nobody cares that you finally fell in love, nobody really gives a damn ... dooby dooby doo waa
nobody cares that you finally fell in love, nobody stops the marching band

she picks herself up and she dusted off
then spun around, holding her head in her hand
two deep breaths and she's headed home
with an angel of mercy strung from her hand like a balloon
"Is this what you want, is this what you need?" she whispered in her ear
"The day of love has come, and are you awake?"

she sits in the window, the one by the door
the one with the sun on the shade
she looks at the smiles of the crowds on the street ...
watching the Easter parade

nobody cares that you finally fell in love, nobody really gives a damn ... dooby dooby doo waa
nobody cares that you finally fell in love, nobody stops the marching band (x4)


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Easter Parade song meanings
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    General CommentAt a show way back when, Jay explained that he wrote this song when he was at a parade, where a girl, who had apparently set herself on fire, ran out in front of the band, stopped, and yelled "I'm in love!" Someone, Jonny I believe, suggested that she was trampled to death, but Jay said that he didn't know.
    judithavoryon June 13, 2005   Link

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