"Falling Down" as written by and David K. Lynch Angelo Badalamenti....
What's happened to you?
It's obvious you've changed
Something deep inside you
Is probably to blame
Must be lonely up there
With your head up in the clouds
Even though you got there
What does your conscience tell you now?

It's never the same on the way down
How does it feel when your feet
Finally hit the ground?
When all of your bridges aren't around
And the sandcastles you built are falling down

You had us all
Sitting right there in your hand
But you had to fall
Because that's how this life is
Got your fingers burned
By burning candles at both ends
Now the table's turned
And now your demons are you friends

It's never the same on the way down
How does it feel when your feet
Finally hit the ground?
When all of your bridges aren't around
And the sandcastles you built are falling down

So now I question what you're gonna do
Now that everything's caught up with you
You believe the shit you say is true
But everybody's on to you
Life remembers everything you do
Your karma has caught up with you

It's never the same on the way down
How does it feel when your feet
Finally hit the ground?
When all of your bridges aren't around
And the sandcastles you built are falling down


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"Falling Down" as written by David K. Lynch Angelo Badalamenti

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    General CommentSounds like friends I've had before ... we think we know them then they get up and go change, usually not for the better. The Chorus to me sounds like when they finally realize what they've done, and come back to you, after they've damaged you and want you to forgive them for their atonements.

    "So now I ? what your gonna do" This block to me sounds like their up to their old ways again, when they were damaging you, but this time you've caught on to their games; karma remembers and so does life definately.
    saroknighton June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSaroknight said it well... I just want to say I like the intro. It sets the mood for the song. I think this song sends the message, don't neglect the people who care about you.. What goes up must come down.. Don't forget the people who were close to you in the beginning. They won't put up with your crap forever.
    PrettyTrainCrashon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti am surprised this song doesn't have too many comments- i think its one of my favorites on this CD. My favorite line: "life remembers everything you do." It is so true. If you do good things in this life, you will be rewarded.
    DyerMaker21on July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti am surprised this song doesn't have too many comments- i think its one of my favorites on this CD. My favorite line: "life remembers everything you do." It is so true. If you do good things in this life, you will be rewarded.
    DyerMaker21on July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti have a friend just like this-broke up with my best freind n now shes all the sudden a slut, and my band covered this song(my best friend was signing) and they mad eperfect eye contact thru the 1st verse n the chorus till she ran off to a bathroom...quite satisfying lol
    Splinterguitaron March 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have a friend just like this-broke up with my best freind n now shes all the sudden a slut, and my band covered this song(my best friend was signing) and they mad eperfect eye contact thru the 1st verse n the chorus till she ran off to a bathroom...quite satisfying lol
    Splinterguitaron March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo much like Linkin Park's "Hit the Floor". It's about karma bringing down someone who stepped on people all the way to the top.
    kindoon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this is probably my favourite song off 14SOG. I dunno why, it's just something about the chorus that attracts me. Either way, the song is about karma, how once you abandon the ones close to you for a shot at something bigger, it ends up coming back to haunt you.
    bigdatfazon November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds to me like a song about addiction recovery, or a warning to a friend who is an addict, about life after addiction, and the effects addiction has on your family, friends, situation, and life in general.
    Hraesvelgon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds to me like a song about addiction recovery, or a warning to a friend who is an addict, about life after addiction, and the effects addiction has on your family, friends, situation, and life in general.
    Hraesvelgon July 27, 2006   Link

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