"Crashing Down" as written by and Mathew Kearney....
These back steps are steeper to the ground
The brightest stars are falling down
I'm walking the edge, walking the tightest rope
We can be frank, reality rips on through
Rolling like a hurricane

If everything's falling, if everything's changed
If I'm in the open, if I'm in the way

What am I doing here
If you're not with me
What have I got to live for
If it's just my own dream
When gravity's pulling
You're still holding my heart
You come crashing down
Crashing down

These four walls are closing in on me
The talk is louder than I'll sing
I want to be there, want to be where you are
But you know it all
Every look and smile that aren't meant to break
I'm over the bridge and under the rain

If everything's falling, if everything's changed
If I'm in the open, if I'm in the way

What am I doing here
If you're not with me
What have I got to live for
If it's just my own dream
Take it back to the beginning, back to the start
When gravity's pulling
You're still holding my heart
You come crashing down
Crashing down

And you say that everything is different
Why don't we just hold on
And you say that everything is different
Why don't we just hold on
Crashing down


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"Crashing Down" as written by Mathew Kearney

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    General CommentYou know, I think this song is about someone in a relationship (let's say a girl singing to her boyfriend).. She loves him as a person, loves their relationship, but knows that something is missing... and yet he keeps trying to hold on to her, because he loves her so much... ("you say, that everything is different, why don't we just hold on...").

    Eventually the relationship ends - or while it is ending - she's singing to him... "you're still holding my heart, you come crashing down". She knows he is aching for her and the eventual lost relationship... and it hurts her all the same, because he knows everything about her. She wishes she could go back to the way it was when it all began, when it was simple.

    The line "What do I have to live for if it's just my own dream..." may refer to her being upset at the failed relationship due to her dream of "Mr. Right"... (living alone now, having given up a perfectly wonderful guy just beacuse he isn't her "dream"). *Sigh*. I love this song, it makes me cry every time I hear it.
    KermitGirl22on March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen i listen to this song i get a wierd feeling like he is singing about someone he loves, or a lover. But when i think of it in a literal sense it almost seems like he is talking about his relationship with god.
    not sure at all though
    xtrabiotoxinon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest song ever. no matter what i means,... the lyrics just are so great.
    mcshenerie87on October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he's describing a struggling relationship. The person he loves is pushing him away, and he's remembering how good it used to be.

    Great heartbreak description: "Gravity's pulling, you're still holding my heart / You come crashing down, crashing down."
    coolsideofthepillowon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis really seems to be about a failed relationship...I like the continuity and quality of the lyrics. It's very dense but it's good stuff :D My favorite line is the same... "Gravity's pulling..."
    clearbrook516on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThings are changing. The world isn't what it used to be. Life is getting more difficult. The one he's devoted to will get him through. The one he's devoted to is the one constant in his life, even when the rest of the world is crashing down around him. Why be away from that? What's the point of pursuing his dream if he's going it alone?
    Eric_IIon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I'm over the bridge and under the rain." he's pulled himself from the severity of the inevitably devestating flooding river that we all must if we are to move on. but the cold stinging drops of (p)ain are still f'ing with him from time to time. and may always... anybody else hear that?
    drliffon March 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very similar to "Broken Jesus" by Loudness.
    owl5281on March 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that almost was between good friends. They both know there is some undeniable connection between them but they cant be together because she is in a relationship. I always think about it like he is telling her how he feels but she is afraid. He wonders what he is doing here and why its just him that is day dreaming about what they could be.

    but this could just be me relating songs I hear to my situation. I mean no one does that...
    Music5kon November 11, 2010   Link

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