"Falling Down" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
I'm falling down
And 15 thousand people scream
They were all begging for your dream
I'm falling down
Five thousand houses burning down, yeah
No one is gonna save this town

Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn't here
No, it wasn't here
I was calling your name
But you would never hear me sing
You wouldn't let me begin
So I'm crawling away
'Cause you broke my heart in two, yeah
No I will not forget you

Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn't you
No, it wasn't you, no
Falling away
You don't ever see me free
No, I could not forget you

Falling down
Five thousand houses burning down, yeah
No one is gonna save this town, yeah

Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn't you
No, it wasn't you, no

Falling down
Now my world is upside-down, yeah
I'm heading straight for the clouds


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"Falling Down" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +4
    General CommentIts amazing how brilliant this group is. I only recently became a fan but got absolutely hooked. They're addictive. That guy can do so many things with his voice. They can bring out emotions you never thought you had. Well, they do in me anyway.
    its_meeee!on July 12, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI was thinking of a introspection about fame, what do you think ?
    skunkeron May 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmy fav song of all time, its gonna play at my funeral.
    Matt is the only one that could play and sing this so freaking amazingly.

    I Love This Song
    Matteuxon April 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Falling down
    Now my world is upside-down, yeah
    I'm heading straight for the clouds"

    Brilliant. Everything flipped over. I clearly thought things were worked out in my relationship until my girl just became miserable. I felt like I failed to make her happy. After listening to this song 500-1000 times, I now feel exactly like this. Renewed to a new world that was previously hidden from me. Some of the most uplifting lines of all time. The door never closes without opening a window to the backyard you never knew you had.
    Tashanton May 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, i believe this fits the profile of a heartbroken song, totally love it, I believe it fits in perfectly
    "And fifteen thousand people scream", "Five thousand houses burning down", meaning, no matter whats going on or how many signals I sent, they didn't get through to you.
    "I was calling your name", "But you would never hear me sing" Never paid attention to me
    Then he leaves because he surrendered, couldn't find a better alternative after extinguishing all his ways.
    In the end he finds someone, better or not, he found someone, and he aknowledges he will never forget her.
    ariemolinaon April 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation“I’m falling down, And fifteen thousand people scream, They were all begging for your dream, I’m falling down, Five thousand houses burning down, No-one is gonna save this town”
    This part of the song basically tries to depict that his world is falling apart, its falling apart because he does not have the person he loves (this comes later in the song), he only mentions 5,000 houses burning down, but someone’s world is basically where you are… what I mean is that if you where in a place where 5,000 houses were burning down and 15,000 people were screaming even though that is a tiny part of the earth for you it would be like your whole world is falling apart. In the second verse he says, “They were all begging for your dream” the way I understand this is that they is everyone he knew, and they all supported whatever the girl he speaks of wanted, which in turn was pulling her away from him.

    “Too late, I already found what I was looking for, You know it wasn’t here, No it wasn’t here”
    Here he is saying he has found some one who is the type of person he wanted, the one he was looking for, and he mentions how it wasn’t here. By here I'm guessing he refers to wherever him and the girl lived.

    “I was calling your name, But you would never hear me sing, You wouldn’t let me begin, So I’m crawling away, 'Cause you broke my heart in two, No, I will not forget you”
    This part is pretty straightforward. He is saying how he gave signs to the girl that he loved her, how he made it clear and how she never listened to him, never payed attention to him… never heard him sing. He saws how he is crawling away from her which means he is slowly trying to forget her, to leave her far behind and move on with his life. He mentions how she broke his hear, and then he says he will never forget her, which could mean that no matter how much he crawls away from her, he will never stop loving her.

    “Too late, I already found what I was looking for, You know it wasn’t you, No, it wasn’t you, Noooooo.”
    This is pretty much the same as the second stanza (second paragraph on this paper), except now he says it directly to the girl, he says it directly to her that he has already found someone worthy of taking her place and mentions directly to the girl that it wasn’t her who she found. Notice in the recording he sings this very passionately, with pain almost… I think he is still hurting from her reject even though she found someone already.






    “Falling away, You would never see me through, No, I could not forget you, Falling down, Five thousand house burning down, No-one is gonna save this town”
    Here he says again how he is falling away, how he is hurting and how the girl never payed attention to him and still to this day hasn’t. He feels love mixed with melancholy and pain that he can’t have the girl he loves. He says again how his world is coming apart from the first stanza.

    “Too late, I already found what I was looking for, You know it wasn’t you, No, it wasn’t you, No.”
    This part is the exact same as the fourth stanza, he speaks directly to the girl. I just wanted to note how here in the recording he sings/screams the lyrics in agony, he sounds like he is still hurting from this girl’s rejection. I know he also does it in the fourth stanza, but here he sounds more passionate about it, with more agony, like he can’t hold it anymore.

    “Falling down, Now the world is upside down, I’m heading straight for the clouds”
    In the end he finished the song in a sad tone, he expresses that his world is upside down. This makes perfect sense since he has found another girl who he loves because well its what he was looking for, yet he cannot get over this girl, the one he has always truly loved. My guess is that the last verse (I’m heading straight for the clouds) could be that he will die without her ever knowing of his love for her.


    Overall this song has many emotions, it’s bleak, and it speaks of his heart being broken, it speaks of finding new true love, but also not getting over past loves. It is a very powerful song. This song could be talking about the same girl that he talks about in Muse's other song "Endlessly".
    DS42296on March 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomething about a person going through a mentally stressful time in their life, and then this is him/her having a go at everyone who wasn't there to support them through it, and when they finally do care it's too late and they're rejected.
    xxx
    Lou
    rainbow8711on April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was thinking of a introspection about fame, what do you think ?
    skunkeron May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit´s maybe fool, but some lines make reference as if him was a comet or something that will destroy a town... =)
    hypuercondriacoon May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh i agree with both of u, skunker in particular- maybe a "fuck u" to everyone who didn't believe in him when he was starting out in the music profession....and now he's succesful they all wanna know and insist they always believed in him- but he's saying it's too late, ie. "too late i already found what i was looking for"
    that's the great thing about muse u can interpret the music in so many ways
    rainbow8711on June 22, 2002   Link

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