i never thought you would loose yourself
the hardest part was falling down again
i'm a fool to watch you walk away
are you bothered by the choice you made

when we fall to the ground?
slowly, we're save and sound

it's so simple to be afraid
it's so simple when you know who you are
it's so simple to be afraid
it's so simple when you know who you are

i caught you lying to yourself
now everything is spinning around and around
well i'm a fool to watch but never say
are you bothered by the choice you made

when we fall to the ground
slowly, we're save and sound

it's so simple to be afraid
it's so simple when you know who you are
it's so simple to be afraid
it's so simple when you know who you are

but maybe we were wrong
when will you know
that you can't feel beloved
i think you fell in deeper than you imagined

it's so simple to be afraid (it's so simple)
it's so simple when you know who you are
it's so simple to be afraid (it's so simple)
it's so simple when you know who you are


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  • +1
    General Commentbtuner,

    I think the current lyrics of the chorus have pretty good meaning behind them.

    "it's so simple to be afraid
    it's so simple when you know who you are"

    it could possibly mean the person who is being talked to here is hiding behind false impressions to seem like a better person to who is talking to them, out of fear.

    i caught you lying to yourself
    now everything is spinning around and around
    well i'm a fool to watch but never say
    are you bothered by the choice you made

    This can be refrencing to the point where the speaker found out that the person being addressed was not being themself, which made the speaker go crazy and stuff ("now everything is spinning around and around")

    but maybe we were wrong
    when will you know
    that you **can** feel beloved (misheard!!)
    i think you fell in deeper than you imagined

    The breakdown here shows that the speaker is trying to tell his friend that he has a chance to redeem himself and feel loved by those around him instead of hiding behind a fake personality. And the last line is probably saying how far down it took him in terms of relationships/ friendships.

    how bout that? :]
    penguin262on June 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationpenguin262 did a fantastic job interpreting verse by verse. i love it when people do that. the one part and a big part i didn't really understand in his/her explanation are the chorus lines:

    it's so simple to be afraid.
    it's so simple when you know who you are.

    i'm reading it right now as: if you know who you really are, the anxiety that comes at the beginning of a new relationship with someone should be pretty simple and natural. versus when you're putting on a new self, your fears are more complicated and it will feel that way emotionally.

    and this song's trying to tell us to stick to your own skin even though it may seem difficult when you want someone to like you, because the other option will become so much more complicated and detrimental.
    jfang407on September 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"when we fall to the ground?
    slowly we shafing sound"

    I think it's actually:

    "When we fall to the ground
    slowly, we're safe and sound."
    egyptianmuskon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's amazing.
    NirvanAFIon September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMusk is correct. If you look at the offical lyrics on the SaoFourms
    Sinaion September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentenglish isn't my motherlanguage
    so sorry for any mistakes in the lyrics
    + i tried to listen to the song and write the lyrics down

    p.s.: new songs are amazing
    NY_Batterion September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut maybe we were wrong
    when will you know?
    that you can feel belonged
    i think you fell in deeper than you imagined
    callmeyourvalentineon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust go correct them by looking on the SaoFourm and copying them from the OFFICAL lyrics.
    Sinaion September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone who finds a member of the oppposite sex and becomes attached to them. steadily they begin "to fall deeper than imgained". and theyre afraid of what they would think.

    and
    i love this song.
    fallofsaoon February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy not just go to plyrics. but the timing when i first heard this song was pretty ironic. definatly means to me that falling for someone is scary because your afraid they may change who you are. and when you know who you are and like it you dont want to change. so "it's so simple to be afraid when you know who you are"
    kdkid462on August 20, 2007   Link

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