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​Your Wonderful Parade

This song is by Carpenters and appears on the album Ticket To Ride (1969).

Ladies and gentlemen
May I direct your attention to the centre ring
Where hollow princes and shallow kings
Perform their tricks while justice swings
From side to side
And may I remind you once again
Of the spectacle about to begin
Now forming at the darkest
End of the big top
Don't forget to take your place in line
Leave your mind behind
And join the precession of the people
By the people and for the people
Your own wonderful parade

Your wonderful parade
Moving through the towns that rise and then they fade
Over streets that pass the houses where you've stayed
Your wonderful parade

Your daily masquerade
Paper masks that hide the faces you have made
Crumbled down upon foundations you've laid
Your daily masquerade

Stand in line
Try to climb
Meet your wife at cocktail time
Sure to lose
So try and choose
A better way to fall

Your marvelous charade
Never could be worth the prices that you'vepaid
Blindness is a part of every game you played
Your marvelous parade

Stand in line
Try to climb
Meet your wife at cocktail time
Sure to lose
So try and choose
A better way to fall

Your marvelous charade
Never could be worth the prices that you've paid
Blindness is a part of every game you played
Your marvelous parade

Written by:

John Bettis, Richard Carpenter

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