Far Parade

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Far Parade is the so far most recent unreleased song by The Sisters of Mercy. The lyrics were published on The Sisters' official site in April 2009.

Unlike other unreleased tracks, this song has never been performed live.

In response to questions (and complaints) from the fanbase, The Sisters of Mercy regularly referred to John Cage and his composition 4′33″.

One of many examples of a live performance of John Cage's composition can be encountered here on YT.

A discussion of the Far Parade lyrics is going on - among other places - in the Heartland Forums' Lyrics Section under Far Parade ...

Lyrics

Had a sense it couldn't last
Watched the wonder wander past

Held it briefly, set it free
There is a space above me

Everything will come and go
There is a curve that I don't know
Don't need it otherwise but
No-one reads the book of lies and
No-one looks into the void as
Anything but paranoid and
Anything that you would be will
Swerve and hurt eventually
And I'm ungood if I can't shout
Without the vowels or the label out
Escorted from my desk
Unable to unheed

From heroine to heroin
Cash out and head on in to
Burlesque and snake-oil charm
Flashing lights and fakir calm
Shine your knives and sinecures
Your red-top wives, your gurning poor
As ye sow so shall ye find your
Car ...is burning at the mine

Decent men and women form a line and dance in time - it's a far parade
The ghost of war, the painted whore, dial up one nine one four - it's a far parade

Decent men and women form a line and dance in time - far parade
Distant men and women form a line and dance in time - far parade
Distant men and women form a line, form a line - far parade
Distant men and women form a line, form a line - far parade


Lyrics: Andrew Eldritch
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