"Fallen leaves" as written by Aaron Solowoniuk, Jon Gallant, Ian D'sa and Ben Kowalewicz....
In a crooked little town, they were lost and never found
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground

I hitched a ride, until the coast
To leave behind, all of my ghosts
Searching for something, I couldn't find at home

Can't get no job, can you spare a dime?
Just one more hit, and I'll be fine
I swear to God, this'll be my one last time!

In a crooked little town, they were lost and never found
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground
Run away before you drown, or the streets will beat you down
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground

When it gets dark, in Pigeon Park
Voice in my head, will soon be fed
By the vultures, that circle round the dead!

In a crooked little town, they were lost and never found
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves... on the ground
Run away before you drown, or the streets will beat you down
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground

I never once thought, I'd ever be caught!
Staring at sidewalks, hiding my track marks!
I left my best friends, or did they just leave me?

In a crooked little town, they were lost and never found
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground
Run away before you drown, or the streets will beat you down
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground

Run away before you drown!
Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground


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"Fallen Leaves" as written by Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk

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  • +11
    General CommentOkay,

    I can answer this, ** because I know !!! **

    Billy Talent is from BC Canada. They are singing about an area of Vancouver that is probably the most run down, drug infested area in North America.

    The area is located on the corner of Main St. and Hastings St. in Vancouver BC.

    There is a small patch of grass about 30ft x 30ft in the shape of a triangle. It is known as Pigeon Park. Every crack head and junkie in the city hangs out there.

    Here is a picture ->

    city.vancouver.bc.ca/Parks/info/planning/pigeonpark/…

    It has been a problem for Vancouver for years, and the problem is only getting worse and no one seems to be able to get anything done.

    The part of the song referring to "Fallen Leaves" has a double meaning....

    1) It is a metaphor for people who have "fallen from grace" and wind up in Pigeon Park half dead on drugs. And.....

    2) It describes, ironically, and artistic venture that Vancouver undertook in the same area of town. When you walk around the dead people in Pigeon Park, you can see Imprints of leaves stamped in to the cement in the sidewalk. It actually quite nice.

    Here's another picture ->

    zombiezodiac.com/rob/ped/vanc0804/…

    So there you go. A real life explanation of Fallen leaves in Pigeon Park.

    And if you ever go there, you really should run away before you drown.....
    ajdedoon January 26, 2007   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI think this song is about a drug addiction...

    "Can’t get no job, can you spare a dime?
    Just one more hit, and I’ll be fine
    I swear to God, this’ll be my one last time!"


    The narrorator left his home or maybe was kicked out. He doesn't have a job and needs the cash to subdue his addiction. He is asking strangers for the money(since he doesn't have the job)

    The chorus explains that the person won't be able to escape this addiction and its going to kill him.


    I never once thought, I’d ever be caught!
    Staring at sidewalks, hiding my track marks!

    When you are addicted to drugs you can be extremely paranoid. He was basically planning every step before he took it but he was caught.

    His friends found out and confronted him

    "Run away before you drown, or the streets will beat you down"

    Saying you are burying your own grave..

    ... but he snapped back and so his friends abandoned him or he left them. (You can decide)

    I left my best friends, or did they just leave me?

    You could compare him to the leaf. The leaf is on the tree filled with life but eventually starts dying and falls away to the ground.


    Well, for a first post I hope its a good one
    mindlessconcepton June 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAbout drugs. Plain and simple.

    Can't get no job, can you spare a dime?
    Just one more hit, and I'll be fine
    I swear to God, this'll be my one last time!

    When it gets dark, in Pigeon Park
    Voice in my head, will soon be fed
    By the vultures, that circle round the dead!

    Run away before you drown, or the streets will beat you down
    Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves, on the ground

    Fallen leaves are not noticed by people walking by, same as druggies sitting in the street begging for money.
    Fallen leaves = people fallen from grace (for want of a better term.)
    Dierdraon August 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is talking about people that society tries to forget about, they are fallen leaves, below the rest of us, we try to ignore them. It is from the perspective of someone who left their formrer life and came upon a worse one, where society ignores them. Just my thoughts
    greg87on June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmindless is pretty much right!!

    If you go to their site, it says it's about a friend's drug addiction..

    I dunno.. If the verses seem to be in the eyes of the addict, then the chorus is either a friend oorr the addict, but at alater time when he's learned his lesson, and is telling other people...

    --Wallnutteh
    WallnutBoyon June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet guitar solo. About drug addiction
    Anti Socialon July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep, sounds like its about someone slipping into drug addiction a la Requiem
    bwellon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was so awesome live. And the track marks also probably refer to scars on your arms from any needle-induced drug. Hiding your addiction from friends in order to stay friends, etc etc.
    bahhbahhon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song! Leaving behind friends for a bad habit... VERY similar to the song "Standing In The Rain"
    final_solution_77on August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I love this song, and I think its about drugs. The "Fallen Leaves" could be pot leaves.
    Green Day rules oyaon September 19, 2006   Link

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