"Rise and Fall" as written by and Dominic/david Sting/miller....
Sometimes in life you feel the fight is over,
And it seems as though the writings on the wall,
Superstar you finally made it,
But once your picture becomes tainted,
It's what they call,
The rise and fall [Repeat x2]

I always said that I was gonna make it,
Now it's plain for everyone to see,
But this game I'm in don't take no prisoners,
Just casualties,
I know that everything is gonna change,
Even the friends I knew before me go,
But this dream is the life I've been searching for,
Started believing that I was the greatest,
My life was never gonna be the same,
Cause with the money came a different status,
That's when things change,
Now I'm too concerned with all the things I own,
Blinded by all the pretty girls I see,
I'm beginning to lose my integrity

Sometimes in life you feel the fight is over,
And it seems as though the writings on the wall,
Superstar you finally made it,
But once your picture becomes tainted,
It's what they call,
The rise and fall

I never used to be a troublemaker,
Now I don't even want to please the fans,
No autographs,
No interviews,
No pictures,
And less demands,
Given advice that was clearly wrong,
The type that seems to make me feel so right,
But some things you may find can take over your life,
Burnt all my bridges now I've run out of places,
And there's nowhere left for me to turn,
Been caught in compromising situations,
I should have learnt,
From all those times I didn't walk away,
When I knew that it was best to go,
Is it too late to show you the shape of my heart,

Sometimes in life you feel the fight is over,
And it seems as though the writings on the wall,
Superstar you finally made it,
But once your picture becomes tainted,
It's what they call,
The rise and fall

Now I know,
I made mistakes,
Think I don't care,
But you don't realize what this means to me,
So let me have,
Just one more chance,
I'm not the man I used to be,
Used to be

Sometimes in life you feel the fight is over,
And it seems as though the writings on the wall,
Superstar you finally made it,
But once your picture becomes tainted,
It's what they call,
The rise and fall [Repeat x4]


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"Rise and Fall" as written by Gordon Matthew (sting) Sumner Craig Ashley David

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentWritten by Craig David, Sting and Dominic Miller, this song appears on the 2002 cd “Slicker Than Your Average”.
    sillybunnyon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(3/17/03, 6 p.m. ET) -- British singer Craig David's next single from his sophomore album, Slicker Than Your Average, will be "Rise & Fall" featuring a guest vocal by Sting.

    David said that the track also includes a guitar-riff sample from Sting's 1993 song "Shape Of My Heart." "It was just amazing," David said, "kind of the way which it came about--working with Sting--because it was like I'd written the song, and I'd heard the guitar melody from 'Shape Of My Heart.' I loved it so much that I thought, 'How cool would it be to use that guitar melody' and use the top line and lyric that I'd done?'"
    sillybunnyon August 30, 2006   Link

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