What does As Tears Go By mean?

The Rolling Stones: As Tears Go By Meaning

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Song Released: 1965

As Tears Go By Lyrics

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me
I sit and watch
As tears go by

My riches can't buy everything
I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2020 !⃝

    It's about getting old and watching the children play. Doing things I use to do they they think are new. I set and watch as tears go by.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2020 !⃝

    I always thought the song was about missing a lost love and the mention of children was somehow bringing up those memories and only incidental to the larger meaning of the song

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2017 !⃝

    it's sad. But at the same time is a happy song.

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