Now that it's time
Now that the hour hand has landed at the end
Now that it's real
Now that the dreams have given all they had to lend
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe try another time
And do I really have a hand in my forgetting ?

Now that I've tried
Now that I've finally found that this is not the way,
Now that I turn
Now that I feel it's time to spend the night away
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe finally split the rhyme
And do I really understand the undernetting ?

Yes and the morning has me
Looking in your eyes
And seeing mine warning me
To read the signs carefully.

Now that it's light
Now that the candle's falling smaller in my mind
Now that it's here
Now that I'm almost not so very far behind
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And maybe follow another sign
And do I really have a song that I can ride on ?

Now that I can
Now that it's easy, ever easy all around.
Now that I'm here
Now that I'm falling to the sunlights and a song
I want to know do I stay or do I go
And do I have to do just one
And can I choose again if I should lose the reason ?

Yes, and the morning
Has me looking in your eyes
And seeing mine warning me
To read the signs more carefully.

Now that I smile,
Now that I'm laughing even deeper inside.
Now that I see,
Now that I finally found the one thing I denied
It's now I know do I stay or do I go
And it is finally I decide
That I'll be leaving
In the fairest of the seasons.


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  • +3
    General Comment

    this is probably the best track off of "chelsea girls" and also on the soundtrack of the amazing film "the royal tenenbaums".

    as far as Nico goes, she is one of my favorite artists and her solo album "Chelsea Girl" is magical. however if you want to pick up a Nico recording i would strongly reccomend the collaborative album simply titled "Velvet Underground & Nico" (also known as Andy Warhol). Nico and VU is probably the greatest musical collaboration of all time. it's so good, i cant stop talking about it. get it now.

    plastic jesuson May 06, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    I believe the above poster is getting to the core of it, but there is something I'd like to add. I think that perhaps leaving in "The Fairest of the Seasons" alludes to leaving while the relationship is still at its best, before a perceived downturn, hence reading the signs "more carefully". Thus, before the sorrow of a drawn out break up.

    postnoctumon April 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    Leaving your lover

    HoldMyBoneson May 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I wouldn't mind this being the last song I hear before I leave this place.

    swimmingbird941on July 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    maybe it means she will be leaving, before he leaves her for someone else... she can see time is running out. so there she goes. she sees the warning and knows she must go before she is left in alone in pain.

    "yes, and the morning has me looking in your eyes and seeing mine warning me to read the signs more carefully

    now that i smile now that i'm laughing even deeper inside now that i see now that i finally found the one thing i denied its now i know do i stay or do i go and it is finally i decide that i'll be leaving in the fairest of the seasons"

    I dont know..just a thought.

    Italion December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
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    This song means a lot to me, because it meant a lot to somebody else. And as I left one relationship, as I dwelled, I suddenly remembered this song, and was more interested in it. It didn't feel like everything was ending at that point. It was moving on with someone else, and I was leaving behind my old relationship, and suddenly the world, and the new girl were the fairest of the season, and the season before had passed away.

    Joelhughes2006on August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    It seems to me that this song could also be read as the 'fairest of the seasons' as a metaphor for moving out of a dark state of mind, into one of sanity.
    That's how it seems to me. Amazing song.

    PirateQueenon November 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    Yeah, this is a really amazing song.

    It makes me at ease with things when I listen to it.

    Acidmotheron August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    YES.

    I love that comment.

    HWOntoFireon September 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The last time I commented on this song was 8 months ago. How has NO ONE commented on this song since!?

    2 comments (now 3) is not enough. :(

    HWOntoFireon May 15, 2009   Link

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