"Falling Slowly" as written by Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Colm Macconiomaire, Joseph Doyle, and Robert Bochnik....
I don't know you but I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me and always fool me
And I can't react

And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
And moods that take me and erase me
And I'll paint it black

Well you have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice
You've made it now

Why don't you come?
One, two, three, four

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along, along
Baby, why don't you come home?


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"Falling Slowly" as written by Glen Hansard Colm Macconiomaire

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    General CommentCorrection:
    You have suffered enough
    And warred with yourself
    It's time that you won

    This is a gorgeous Frames song. It is beautiful on Glen's project "The Sweel Season" and it's gonna be amazing on the new Frames cd.

    I just saw them play tonight and have this song in my head. It means many things to me and like most Frames songs it has that beautiful mix of love and loss, home and lost, and the bitterweet flavor of life.
    andsoitisgirlon August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, according to Glen, is about being in a bit of a crappy relationship, but not caring because you've got each other. And, in his words, "it might be crappy, but it's your crappy relationship that you both share".
    niteflite01on December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother Hansard quote I like more

    "This songs about going to a party with your girlfriend. She gets up to leave and get a drink of water or go to the bathroom or something, and when she's away you spot someone, where it's not mental but a physical attraction and your just like *jaw drops open* and then you realize, it's your girlfriend. Then she comes back over and you have second thoughts about explaininig to her wat just ahppened."

    I think that sums it up quite nicely.

    One of my favorite songs of all time.
    TheAbsolutionHowlon May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful. You'll always be falling slowly if you aren't satisfied with what you already have. Great lyrics, great vocals, great instrumentals, incredible song period.
    riley490on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful. You'll always be falling slowly if you aren't satisfied with what you already have. Great lyrics, great vocals, great instrumentals, incredible song period.
    riley490on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Take this sinking boat and point it home."

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand how one can not immediately fall in love with Glens after this song. This song is so, so beautiful. If I'm feeling down, it restores my hope. My eyes are my facial expressions. When I heard this song for the first time, they were bleeding hope. And everytime I listen to it, it's just like the first time. "Like a virgin..." Ha.
    luisazavichon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what I did before I found this on the frames' myspace page. It so gorgeous. I love how the last line varies from the chorus a bit; I don't have the exact words but it's something like:

    "Falling slowly
    Sing your melody
    I'll sing it loud..."
    ClareGerion August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about falling out of love but not being able to acknowledge it.
    MissPurpleon December 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song :)
    SMUSER17185761on January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCongratulations on the OSCAR Glen Hansard, The Frames & Markéta Irglová!! :)
    koolioson February 25, 2008   Link

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