I'll linger here
your ring upon my finger dear
and sing till dawn
a song of you and me and what and why
for time is all I have to keep
between these walls
and half asleep
the days go by
a million little
nights and days go by
and I don't mind
Parades go by
So many beautiful
parades go by
Leave me behind
I'll sit and stare
how could I venture anywhere
and let the centuries fall where they may
but never die
for I have loved
and so I lost the world above
beyond the moss...


Lyrics submitted by Anne Arbour, edited by deadevil13

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    General Commentif this got into the wrong hands, then this could've easily become some cheesy orchestrated thing, but in its current state, with just the synthesizers, it has a strange sense of loveliness to it
    pumkinhedon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the kind of quiet sadness this has to it. whenever i think about this album, i always forget this song. it doesn't stand out at all. but when i sit down and this song comes on, it is just a pleasant surprise. it is easily forgotten, but it isn't a bad song at all.
    finiteon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStephin Merritt says in the 69 Love Songs accompanying booklet that the narrator is dead. Who knew?
    seatronon November 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentParades Go By is actually my favorite MF song. It's so simple and sweet.
    liktheangelon March 08, 2011   Link

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