The sun brings its haze
The clutter of days
You can't find your dawn
So stuck in your ways
But all you can say is
"The moment has passed now
but where has it gone?"

You wake up, only to find
There was no piece of mind in your sleep
You wake up, the dreams that were there are
The memories you can't seem to keep

Another day, you walk this spinning wheel
Forgetting how to feel
And how long since it took your breath away
Don't spend another minute trying to
Find out where the moments have gone

You wake up, only to find
There was no piece of mind in your sleep
You wake up, the dreams that were there are
The memories you can't seem to keep

So lost in this place
The lines on your face
Were built by your mind

All of this time
When does love decide
Now to shake you up, wake you up?

You wake up, only to find
There was no piece of mind in your sleep
You wake up, the dreams that were there are
The memories you can't seem to keep




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Where The Falls Begin song meanings
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    General CommentOk, so like everyone else here I at first had no idea what this song meant. However, something happened in my life recently that allowed to to interpret my own meaning to this beautiful song. Here's what I think: it is a song about liking someone and not having the courage to tell them. Let me explain:

    "The sun brings its haze
    The clutter of days
    You can't find your dawn."

    Notice the dark imagery here. Right from the beginning, the vocalist/narrator is completely miserable with his life, setting the tone for the song.

    "So stuck in your ways
    But all you can say is
    "The moment has passed now
    but where has it gone?""

    From here Mae gives insight into the real message of the song: letting things pass by. The narrator is so "stuck in his ways" that he can't admit to his feelings and blames time for not taking action, but then later on realizes what he was missing ("the moment has passed now; but where has it gone?")

    "You wake up, only to find
    There was no piece of mind in your sleep
    You wake up, the dreams that were there are
    The memories you can't seem to keep."

    Quite simply, this is a descriptive stanza describing the narrator's feelings towards his significant person. He dreams about her but can't seem to turn those dreams into reality, and therefore make into memories ("the dreams that were there are the memories you can't seem to keep").

    "Another day, you walk this spinning wheel
    Forgetting how to feel
    And how long since it took your breath away
    Don't spend another minute trying to
    Find out where the moments have gone."

    The fact that the narrator describes his life as a "spinning wheel" and how he forgot "how to feel and how long since it (love/the girl) took his breath away" signifies that he feels like his life is going nowhere (like a hampster on a wheel) and he inwardly wants to break free. The last two lines are his realization that he needs to do so: he is referencing the original "where have the moments gone" in the first verse and is beginning to grow and understand.

    "So lost in this place
    The lines on your face
    Were built by your mind."

    This is about personal barriers. The "lines on your face" or wrinkles signify the unnecessary stress the narrator is putting upon himself. He should just tell her how he feels.

    "All of this time
    When does love decide
    Now to shake you up, wake you up?"

    The final moral message of the song, so beautifully put. Love is the only factor that can truly "shake" and "wake" you up from your life. Without it, you will indeed live in a "spinning wheel" that goes nowhere. Life is too short to simply think of love in dreams: go out and live it. Tell her how you feel.

    So yeah, that's what I think. Might have overanalyzed it, but whatever. Such an amazing song overall... Mae = loveeeee
    ryderchik21on May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Hadnt Heard This Song Until Today...
    But Now Ive Listened To The Track.. Wow.. Me Likes It...

    I Need To Listen A Couple More Times To Find A Meaning.. Maybe Its Me Just Being Thick =)
    Cut~Up~Angelson May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere did you find this song?
    vintagetapshoeson May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI downloaded it *shifty glances* lol

    If yoo cant find it and have msn or yahoo i can send you it if you like
    Cut~Up~Angelson May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    fivergirlon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what it means, but I know why the name was picked. The keyboardist, Rob, said it reminded him of going on a long hike. When you get to the top, where the waterfall starts, you get a really great feeling. I guess he got this feeling listening to it.

    It's a really great song, I love it alot. It reminds me of that feeling when you wake up in a really great song, and you wonder 'Was it really there?'.
    zbuton January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListened to the song a few times again...
    About dreams?
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's about dreams. It all kind of fits in with the 'you wake up, but can't remeber' ideal. Hell, it even says 'You wake up, the dreams that were there are/ The memories you can't seem to keep'
    zbuton March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst: this song is my favorite on The Everglow. and i love the name of it being like hiking up and seeing the start of waterfall.

    i feel like the meaning is about being asleep and dreaming about the good times in the past, but waking up to the reality of where you are now. and it's sad when you kinda just want to sleep and be able to hold on to those dreams instead of waking up and dealing with what the day holds.
    the song also talks about when is life going to wake you up. when is going to take your breath away again because you've become so numb to living and going through the motions. basically the excitement from life is gone. this song definitely wakes me up.
    knhutcon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Narnia...as in The Chronicles of Narnia. On the Everglow special edition DVD, the band themselves state that the song was originally written for the film "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," but was rejected (same thing with Relient K's "In Like a Lion (Always Winter)" song). The band then put this song on the special edition CD of The Everglow.

    So yeah, it's about Narnia.
    HideNothingon September 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always imagine the song being less literal, more symbolic.
    Life without love is like being asleep. You can't feel much of anything. Your eyes are closed. You're almost unconscious. Once you finally experience the feeling of being in love, you're shaken and waken up. You see your life before it as dull, lifeless, and kind of on autopilot. "When does love decide now to shake you and wake you up?"
    SamanthaPulidoon May 07, 2010   Link

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