"Falling Away with You" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
I can't remember when it was good
Moments of happiness in bloom
Maybe I just misunderstood
All of the love we left behind
Watching our flash backs intertwine
Memories I will never find
In spite of whatever you become
Forget that reckless thing turned on
I think our lives have just begun
I think our lives have just begun

And I'll feel my world crumbling down
Feel my life crumbling now
Feel my soul crumbling away
Falling away
Falling away with you

Staying awake to chase a dream
Tasting the air you're breathing in
I hope I won't forgot a thing
I wish to hold you close and pray
Watching our fantasies decay
Nothing will ever stay the same
And all of the love we threw away
And all of the hopes we've cherished fade
Making the same mistakes again
Making the same mistakes again

And I'll feel my world crumbling down
Feel my life crumbling now
Feel my soul crumbling away
And falling away
Falling away with you

All of the love we left behind
Watching our flash backs intertwine
Memories I will never find
Memories I will never find


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"Falling Away with You" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +3
    General CommentMan, Muse is the best band of all time, I've been a long time fan of theirs.
    Well, I think this is my favorite song on the album, and that's a feat, given that every single song is incredible. Personally, I believe that the song is about a rebirth of sorts. It's definitely about a relationship, one of long-standing. But I believe that it hasn't ended, it's just changed in some way or another. I always thought of it as a relationship that started to fall apart, until something forced the two of them to change, which brings a new light to their love. Lines like "I'll love whatever you've become," and "making the same mistakes again," seem to point out a reevaluation, perhaps a destruction of the past: "nothing will ever stay the same," "memories I will never find."
    In any case, it's pure brilliance, makes me want to cry every time I hear it. Powerful stuff, no matter how you interpret it.
    TricksterJWKon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThose of you who claim this song is about a breakup are to some extent correct but you're thinking far too superficially.

    This song can be viewed in a much more cosmic context when you think about it with regards to growing older, maturing, and realizing that things are changing around you. You lose some of the love you used to have, yet you keep some of it. Some of your relationships last; others don't. You are happy at times and at others sad.

    This song is about remembering all of those moments, whether good or bad. And at the same time, it's about realizing that your life will continue regardless of your past, and you have the chance to entirely reinvent yourself if you so desire ("I think our lives have just begun.")

    The "I" in this song refers to you, yourself. The "you" refers to anyone whom you might love at any point, including your parents, romantic partners, or simply your most intimate friends. The "we" that this song refers to, then, refers to you and your loved ones.

    The song, then, becomes a song of perseverance--of using love to persevere despite all of the hardships you may experience. We should "fall away with" everyone whom we might love, because if we forget to love, our lives become meaningless.
    colloquyon February 17, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song has made me fall in love over and over again.. with Muse.. <3
    ireenieon August 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs seems to me that they're not breaking up. They are a couple in a destructive relationship that, for some reason, are staying together. "Falling away WITH you". "So i'll love whatever you become, and forget the reckless things we've done". I haven't found anyone else who has viewed it this way and that surprises me. Of course I haven't read every comment. This is an amazing song. Though, I hesitate to call it beautiful because it is horribly sad. I mean, two people in a bad relationship, staying together and being miserable...
    dogassnaton June 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, no, I think the song has this double meaning that many songs have: they can apply to a relationship, because they're written like that on puspose, but that's only the surface, as somebody said above.

    I think the deeper meaning is the writer talking to himself. If you take this approach, the song has a completely different meaning than if you see it only as a relationshiplike song:

    It has to do with the writer having changed, and having somehow lost the hopes and happiness of an early life; having done reckless things as he grew up, and not being able to find that childish happiness again, not sure that it even exists, that it ever existed. However, he decides to accept himself and giving himself a chance saying: "I'll love whatever you become...our lives have just begun". But it still feels he can't find any hope, or find those memories.

    I think this makes sense considering the other songs and the name of the album.
    Drianaon January 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow, what talent... the arrangement of this song is AWESOME! I'm listening with some high quality headphones and it blows me away... the way the guitar, bass, drumming and singing come together, and such emotion! it does not get better than this!
    gladtobeadadon July 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments on the most beautiful muse song of all? I guess I'll have to comment. To me, this song is about a relationship that has ended, and one that the singer wishes hadn't ended. It seems like he can't understand why it was over, and he would do whatever he could to fix it because his world is "crumbling" without it.
    CaliMeggson April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazingly Beautiful song. The music and the lyrics are so great. Like the person above me says, its about a relationship gone bad. I think the title is very good, instead of falling in love with her he's falling away with her.
    agent sandson April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song used to be one of my least favourite from the album but the more i listen to it, the better it becomes in my opinion :-) it's pretty straightforward, but musically it's a delight.
    thebestmarkeveron May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso lovely. Muse is great and they're getting recognition for just their one single, but they're so much better than just Our Time is Running Out
    ivegotatimebombon June 21, 2004   Link

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