"Falling Down The Mountain" as written by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz....
Would you believe
What I said if I shoved it down your throat?
How unusual the lettered backdrop
Do you wonder where you are
The meaning of the words?
Push the plunger, say good-bye
Consent to manufacture, a brand new opposition
It's starting right now

Up and down we spend in all conditions
For many years I played the fool
Looked so deep inside that we can't see
Much too bored to look for

Touch the surface flow and ebb
With nowhere left to go
If I could only live like this
Ideal in its birth, a drunk bewildered herd
Follow the leader, come pin the tail
Caught in misdirection, our spectacle distracts
And it's just the right time

Up and down we spend in all conditions
For many years I played the fool
Looked so deep inside that we can't see
Much too bored to look for

We always say it, we never mean it
If that's enough if that's enough
That's the way it looks and no one's asking why
It's the right time but we don't have the time
Keep it locked down
It's only what your heart would say
We're barely living through it, we're just surviving
I'm so sick of surviving

Up and down we spend in all conditions
For many years I played the fool
But if it's out for deception and still playing cool
Like a piece of the puzzle
We're so quick to salute it now
Much too bored to look for

We didn't say it, we never needed it
If that's enough If that's enough
It's the way we look and no one's asking why
It's the right right time but we don't have the time
Keep it locked down ignoring
What your heart would say
We're barely living through it, too scared to do it
We didn't say it, we never needed it
If that's enough If that's enough
It's the way we look and no one's asking why
It's the right right time but we don't have the time
Keep it locked down ignoring
What your heart would say
We're barely living through it, too scared to do it
We're so sick of surviving
So sick of surviving


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"Falling Down the Mountain" as written by Howard Dietz Arthur Schwartz

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    General CommentThis song in my opinion is a little confusing but overall like a lot of Rx songs it's about followers, a whole bunch of them all Falling Down The Mountain as the title suggests. The first verse seems to be about a leader trying to show people how screwed up everything is but, their not listening. The line "Looked so deep inside that we can't see" I think is actually "Locked so deep inside that we can't see out". Anyway the chorus I think is about how we are always buying stuff we don't need and how we arelocked into buying like consumer zombies. The second verse is about how people don't really care whats going on in this world and just get drunk and then a leader distracts them to try and show them the way but they don't care(kind of far fetched, I know). The third verse is about people "not having time" (classic excuse) to ask why this is going on and then just ignoring everything horrible that is going on in this world and just "surviving". The final verse is like the rest of the song plus some sick lines like "We're barely living through it, too scared to do it". I think i'm pretty close to what Rx had in mind when they wrote this song but then again I could be way off.
    SMUSER17106149on June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim not sure about that, i always thought this song meant that were all just following the rest of the pack, and society is really fucked up, and we all know it, and were just "ignoring what our hearts would say" and were too scared to stick up for what is right, the rx bandits are not at all sypathetic for our leader, so i dont think theyre talking about a leader trying to tell the people the right thing to do, "no ones asking why" "were sick of surviving" theres something more to life than this fucked up country and government and society, you know? were so tied up in television, "Like a piece of the puzzle We're so quick to salute it now, Much too bored to look for" meaning were just lazy and we just go with the flow without sticking up for our rights and beleifs, too lazy to even have beleifs. "would you beleive what i say if i shoved it down your throat?" meaning the leaders and media are all telling us the same thing, and were too lazy to think for ourselves. i completely agree with these statements, and tht is one of the many reasons rx bandits are one of my favorite bands i love this song and i wish i could drum as well as chris "t-gak"
    the4leggedfiendon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how nobody lives from the heart, we suppress it because we're afraid.

    Keep it locked down, we're barely living, just surviving.
    bovineblitzkriegon November 08, 2007   Link

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