"Falling By The Wayside" as written by and Peter Roberts....
It's OK
To be safe
'Cause I'm on top
Of my game

But I'm losing control
Falling by the wayside

Dive right in
Take a drink
Enter it
Try and win
Make sure you call
Before I leave

Keep on top
Of the game

I'm losing control
Falling by the wayside

It's ok
To be safe

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"Falling by the Wayside" as written by Kris Blight Peter Roberts

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    General CommentI'm in love with this song- heard it on one of my favorite shows "The 4400" and thank God! From my point of view, this song is all about giving into your inhibitions. It's okay to be safe- but you can venture out if you want to...because you can. Being on top of your game, on top of the world, it becomes easy to stray away, a little or a lot. All of a sudden your losing control and diving in to what you promised yourself you wouldn't.
    ancksunamun909on July 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's on top becauze he's played it safe all along, and it's okay to do it that way. But, if you do the same thing, all day, everyday, you die a little each day inside. And he has died inside so that is why he is losing control. Or maybe it's just a flashback of his crappy life, and he regrets doing the same safe thing day after day. HE should've taken risks.
    youdontloveme19on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is excellent! I can't even really detail the emotion it evokes...not melancholy and not resigned...help me out..I love it!
    jdoodleson June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLight summer rain in the afternoon tturns into a downpour....that's what this song is
    cp___32on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think has to be deeper than a casino Its much sadder much more devistating than that Its like falling off a cliff losing your grip of a certain peice of reality.
    X.XJohnnysdeadon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the middle of this album (Moth to Light for the Deadvine) is a narration of a distant love affair. By distant, I mean that the parties involved aren't in any position to meld their lives together, but still strongly desire each other. This song relates to that because he is finding himself "playing it safe" by not forgetting all that can go wrong and taking the leap for love. It is slowly driving him insane, and he is finding it harder all the time to make the choices that are safest, without feeling like he is missing out on something spectacular.
    Biatson January 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you look at the slimpliest meaning for this song, it might be about a compulsive player.

    Dive right in --> at the casino
    Take a drink --> drink alcool at the casino
    Enter it --> money in the machine
    Try and win --> try, but you can lose control...

    When gambling takes the control of your life !

    But i wish it has a deepest meaning... I don't know...
    QuebecGuy777on August 23, 2007   Link

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