When you fail, you fall on
Your own
Let it slip away
When you land, you land on
Your own
Let it slip away

Realize you try to find something
A branch to hold onto
Make peace with your actions
In your last ditch attempt
Find your redemption
Make peace with your actions

When you feel, you feel all alone
Let it slip away
When you die, you die
on your own
Let it slip away


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    General Commentvery good closing track on a great sparta cd.....
    i dont know anything about the meaning but it seems to be clouded in double entendre perhaps it just has some permeating universal meaning...
    in closing...i recommend listening to this track
    malleyon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love them but????? when did sparta become radiohead!!!
    stalokion May 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationWow, No comments? I am not entirely sure what this is truly about. My best guess is that it is saying that you should try to be independent and have moral values. Ironically, with a background singer. Anyone know who it is?
    DanStranger51on April 27, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe first line should be: "When you fall" instead of "fail".
    drrton April 26, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that what this song is about is in plain sight. So here's what it's saying in other words:

    When you feel or you know you are making a mistake, screwing up, making a bad decision, etc.
    Just let it go, as in remember that to err is human
    And when you are finally done making any of those errors
    Just let it go

    Then make sure you find the good in the bad, hold on to that, get up and learn from your mistakes
    Accept what you have done, make peace with your actions, leave them in the past
    Even when you think you can't make it right, use your last strengths to find your redemption and
    Make peace with your actions

    When you feel all alone, don't worry about it, let it go
    Even when you feel you have ruined your life on your own, just let it go.
    drrton December 20, 2011   Link

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