This song is about people engaging with each other without knowing what the emotional cost will be. Looking back on the situations they might call it a “parade of fools”. Parade of Fools actually began as Gary and Scott were just exploring variations on Gary’s bass line which was in an unusual time signature. After they had solidified that part we decided that it needed more development and we put it away. Several nights later Gary came in with an idea that we expanded upon to build the rest of the song and once we had that nailed down everything else fell into place pretty quickly. Learn more about the making of the album, Alchemy.