"Not Falling" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Always, known in, all my time
A little left of center now
Reflect as I realize
That all I need is to find the middle pillar path to sit like the sun by a
Star in the sky and just be
Sinners, casting stones at me

I'll stand, not crawling, not falling down
I'll bleed the demons that drag me down
I'll stand, (for nothing),not crawling, (the center),not falling down
(of calms within the eye)
I'll bleed, (for no one),the demons, (but myself),that pull me down
(for me and no one else)

Goodbye, sunshine, I've put it out again, sad
I'm over, personalities, conflicting
I don't need you, or anyone, but me
I'll just be, living my own life
I feel my glowing center grow, infecting I feel alive
Shovel dirt over lime
Plant it in myself to sit like a seed under covers of earth and just be
Sinners, pointing fingers at me

I'll stand, (for nothing),not crawling, (by myself),not falling down
I'll bleed, (for no one), the demons, (but myself), that drag me down
I'll stand, (for nothing),not crawling, (the center),not falling down
(of calms within the eye)
I'll bleed, (for no one),the demons, (but myself),that pull me down
(for me and no one else)

Come play kill
Refuse my body, refuse my shadow
Stone cold will
Refuse to lead this, refuse to follow
Bitter pills
Refuse to feed this, refuse to swallow, I'm fueled godless

Come play, come play
Kill
Just be, just be

I'll stand, (for nothing),not crawling, (by myself),not falling down
I'll bleed, (for no one), the demons, (but myself), that drag me down
I'll stand, (for nothing),not crawling, (the center),not falling down
(of calms within the eye)
I'll bleed, (for no one),the demons, (but myself),that drag me down
(for me and no one else)


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"Not Falling [Demo Version]" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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    General Commenti wish this comment could go on the first page. im like 99% sure this song is about overcoming heroin addiction. look at the first cd, a good deal of it was about drug addiction, namely internal primates forever (heroin addiction, i believe someone in the band is a heroin addict) this is a few years later, its about overcoming said addiction.

    --i beat the demons that dragged me down.
    the demons that dragged me down ive always heard as referring to drug/alcohol addiction

    "Come play kill
    (Refuse my to fall, today refuse my shadow)
    Stone cold will
    (Refuse to need this, refuse to follow)
    Bitter pills
    (Refuse to be this, refuse to swallow, I feel godless)"

    stone cold will, refuse to need this ---sounds like hes saying he has the will power now to say no when he starts fiending, he refuses to NEED heroin or whatever h was shooting up (see internal primates forever: sharpen up the razors stab the needles into pipes to kill cravings so sick of this in me cant stand the want the need cant get free)

    Bitter pills
    (Refuse to be this, refuse to swallow, I feel godless)
    he refuses to be a heroin addiction, he will not swallow no more pills (sounds more like hes referring to oxy then heroin, maybe he shot oxy and not dope) he feels godless. if he is an atheist, this would make sense. look at alice in chains god smack. "so your sickness weighs a ton, and gods name is smack for some" ive been there and thats how it goes

    honestly the goodbye sunshine part, in my head i can relate that to heroin addiction because im just now overcoming it [30 days clean] but when i try to type it out, i cant, so i dont know if theres any real connection there. this is just my two cents. when i listen to the song [and have trouble understanding some verses] all i can think is this is definitely about overcoming heroin addiction, just look at internal primates forever, pharmacopeia and i think theres another song but i cant remember right now.

    i wish this was on the first page so i could get some feedback, negative or positive. if anyone gets to the third (maybe even 4th when i post this) page, please leave me some feedback. i came to this site hoping for someone to confirm/deny my theory, but theres very few people even talking about the meaning of this song.
    junkhead393on April 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo matter what-I will stand against what is against me.
    The demons in my head will not drag me down. I will not fall.
    For no one but me.
    Thia007on November 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOMFG these lyrics are so wrong. Whoever made them obviously doesn't own the CD, because the words are on the inside of it. Jesus. Here they are, corrected parts in caps:

    Reflect
    As I realize
    That all I
    Need is to find
    THE MIDDLE PILLAR PATH TO SIT LIKE THE SUN BY A STAR IN THE SKY AND JUST BE
    SINNERS, CASTING STONES AT ME

    I
    I stand
    Not crawling
    Not falling down
    I
    I'll BLEED
    The demons
    That drag me down
    I
    I stand
    (For nothing)
    Not crawling
    (THE CENTER)
    Not falling down
    (OF CALMS WITHIN THE EYE)
    I
    I'll bleed
    (For no one)
    The demons
    (But myself)
    That pull me down
    (For me and no one else)

    Goodbye
    Sunshine
    I'VE put it out again
    SAD!!!
    I'm over
    PERSONALITIES (what the FUCK is a saneality?)
    CONFLICTING
    I don't need you
    Or anyone but me
    I'll just be
    Living my own life
    I feel MY GLOWING CENTER GROW
    Infecting
    I feel alive
    SHOVEL DIRT OVER LIME
    PLANT IT IN MYSELF TO SIT LIKE A SEED UNDER COVERS OF EARTH AND JUST BE
    SINNERS, POINTING FINGERS AT ME

    [Chorus]

    Come play kill
    (REFUSE MY BODY, REFUSE MY SHADOW)
    Stone cold will
    (Refuse to LEAD this, refuse to follow)
    Bitter pills
    (Refuse to FEED this, refuse to swallow, I'M FUELED GODLESS)
    Come play
    Come play KILL
    JUST BE
    JUST BE
    JUST BE
    JUST BE
    JUST BE

    [chorus]
    BrknPhoenixon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song, can't wait for the cd.
    SilentAenimaon October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song a lot. its not quite as good as the stuff on L.D. 50. but it is only one song, so hopefully the new cd gets better from here.
    Juddc3891on October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last line of the song was left out. The very last line of the song should be "That track me down."
    LemonButton October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is AMAZING! Not quite as heavy as some of the stuff on LD but still amazing.
    no one importanton October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great track.
    I'm really looking forward to the new album, should be good stuff!
    Cuiydhaon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just like any other mudvayne song... fuckin amazing!!! i cant wait for the new cd, i have such high hopes
    THROUGHtheEYESon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fucking awesome
    metalicmudvaneon October 14, 2002   Link

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