"Macy's Day Parade" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Today's the Macy's Day parade
The night of the living dead is on its way
With a credit report for duty call
It's a lifetime guarantee
Stuffed in a coffin ten percent more free
Red-light special at the mausoleum

Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed to you
What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope

When I was a kid I thought
I wanted all the things that I haven't got
Oh, I learned the hardest way
Then I realized what it took
To tell the difference between
Thieves and crooks
Lesson learned to me and you

Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed
'Cause I'm thinking 'bout
A brand new hope
The one I've never known
'Cause now I know
It's all that I wanted

What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope
Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed
Because I'm thinking 'bout
A brand new hope
The one I've never known
And where it goes
And I'm thinking 'bout
The only road
The one I've never known
And where it goes

And I'm thinking 'bout
A brand new hope
The one I've never known
'Cause now I know
It's all that I wanted


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Macy's Day Parade" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentI think this song has a mild political view of society; how we are surrounded by things we don’t really need or are just irrelevant to life - (but we want it any way)
    We are persuaded into thinking that we want these things (when he was a kid he thought he wanted everything, but when he grew up - he realised that possession isn’t that important)
    I think there is a reference to retailers being "crooks" (cheating us with ‘sales’)
    The ‘economy sized hope’ is no longer adequate because he sees through it, so he’s looking for a new hope.
    Anyway, I think he’s trying to say what is important in life.
    I think it’s a sad song because he realises that he can’t gain anything this way. (if you know what I mean)
    Escape The Cycleon June 18, 2002   Link

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