"Avalanche" as written by and Matthew Good....
One foot in front of the other
One foot back to counter it
Days like these you've got to find it in some other way
It's all or nothing baby

Avalanche, start inside of me
Avalanche, down through the trees
Avalanche, start inside of me
Avalanche, hell down through the trees

If everyone's a casualty
Then take your time there ain't no trouble
If the weather's fine and we're feeling crazy
There's always drinks and dancing in the rubble
I'm spinning and you're spinning
The world's spinning and we're laughing
And I'm charming, the devil's charming
And we're ruined but we're still building
And I'm selling and you're counting
The world's stopping but we keep going
And we're ruthless and we're cunning
And I'm heir to it all

Days like these you've got to find it in some other way
It's all or nothing baby

Avalanche, start inside of me
Avalanche, down through the trees
Avalanche, start inside of me
Avalanche, hell down through the trees

The key is to your kingdom
The key is to your heart
Neither one a doorway
But both of them a part
So one foot in front of the other


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"Avalanche" as written by Matthew Good

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  • +1
    General Commenthis greates solo song to date (april 21) parts of the song seem to make me think that it is about the down fall of the planet, yet people are still just having fun, and ignoring it.
    richenbackon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPossibly my all-time favorite track from Matthew Good! Simply because I was going through tough times when I first heard it and immediately identified myself to it. But those hard times were soon gone and that's when the magic of this song hit me like a brick again! Sooo damn powerful!! A life savor for me. A Very positive song with a fatalistic disguise.

    The song seems very personal the way he wrote it. It seems he was going through some tough times himself and suddenly he had enough, he wanted to be heard. Matt was always concerned about environmental and political issues. He's obviously a very sensitive person and it shows in the lyrics.
    BitBurnon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorite, and surprisingly it is almost a love song (used to more dark and sad song from Matt). It slow start then it roll all over and at the end calm down.... kinda like an avalanche... great artwork.
    Netman_on February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the most powerful songs I've heard actually. Although I don't know the true meaning behind it all, the lyrics are incredible.
    The_Bendson April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Eterna but I think that the Avalanche is more about strength, sort of. Like he's finally decided to do something and it makes him feel alive.

    I just like that this song is sort of gentle mostly but at the same time so very angry.

    Any guesses on what that "this key's to your kingdom" bit is about? It's kind of stumped me.
    Jamfishon September 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"One foot in front of the other"

    "Avalanche, start inside of me"

    These two lyrics and the menacing progression of the musical part of this song always struck me as meaning "mental illness" long before Matthew went public with his issues.. I have a mental illness so maybe that is why I picked that meaning out of the song.
    starlight28on October 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am not sure what I think this song is about but I love it regardless. Although I can tell you what it's not about...World War One, jeez like thats pretty abstract.
    Waffleman24on October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoops, meant world war two but same thing
    Waffleman24on October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see the highs and lows of life: the monotony followed by the rush. It's a highly emotional song briefly covering a lot of topics that are affecting his ability to function in this world.

    Confusion, evil in the form of charm, self destruction, self improvement, destroying the world while building it into our modern way, selfishness, inheriting the good and the evil left behind by past generations, and trying to find a reason or distraction to maintain a positive mindset and keep going.
    rpn453on January 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat does he mean by

    This key is to your kingdom
    This key is to your heart
    Neither one a doorway
    But both of them a( )part

    ??
    I understand the first 3 lines, but I don't get the last one.
    avalanche12on November 09, 2009   Link

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