I'm staring out the window
It's raining outside
The fall has caught up with me
I feel that I can't breathe,
wished I couldn't see
I lived my life through someone else
Long ago I made a choice
that I thought would make a difference
and lead me back on track

Silence from angels above
Leaving us behind in a time when we're in need
of someone to hold close to your heart
I am just another leaf falling down on the ground

I'm standing at a crossroad
I don't know what to do
I will not live to see another day
The time has come to face the end
This is a necessary thing
'Cause I will hold your hand and say, "Will you forgive me?"
Long ago I made a choice
that I thought would make a difference
and lead me back on track

Silence from angels above
Leaving us behind in a time when we're in need
of someone to hold close to your heart
I am just another leaf falling down on the ground


Lyrics submitted by tasso, edited by Octavarium64

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    My InterpretationWish I could put properly into words how much this song means to me (especially the remake on the Japanese edition of the Isolate album). I'll try it anyway. I believe this song is about a man who is presently very dissatisfied with his own life. He wasn't true to himself during his life and now has to face the consequences of it.

    I'm staring out the window
    It's raining outside
    The fall has caught up with me
    I feel that I can't breathe,
    wished I couldn't see
    I lived my life through someone else
    Long ago I made a choice
    that I thought would make a difference
    and lead me back on track

    In the first stanza, the speaker finds himself beholding the autumnal rain from his window. In this case, fall is the season that precedes winter, which would be the end of life (i.e. death) or the end of a period (whatever the following results might be). Therefore, he sees himself close to the end and then goes over all his life, trying to make sense out of it. The ending suffocates his thoughts and he wished he didn't have to face time catching up with him. He regrets the choices he made in the past thinking they would do him well and "lead him back on track".

    Silence from angels above
    Leaving us behind in a time when we're in need
    of someone to hold close to your heart
    I am just another leaf falling down on the ground

    Then, we have the chorus. The speaker feels abandoned by the angels who should be looking out for him in the time he needs the most and doesn't have anyone to "hold close to his heart".

    I'm standing at a crossroad
    I don't know what to do
    I will not live to see another day
    The time has come to face the end
    This is a necessary thing
    'Cause I will hold your hand and say, "Will you forgive me?"
    Long ago I made a choice
    that I thought would make a difference
    and lead me back on track

    In the second stanza, the speaker has a hard choice to make and doesn't seem to be able to decide. It could be either ending everything (which could easily mean committing suicide, but also checking out of a sane life) or embracing the choice of not living through someone else anymore (even for the last moments of his life) and accepting its scars and consequences, whatever they might be.

    Either way, life continues to pass him by and he's just another leaf falling onto the ground. And winter is coming.
    SFGAon May 14, 2017   Link

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