"Pioneer to the Falls" as written by and Paul Banks Samuel Fogarino....
Show me the dirt pile and I will pray that the soul can take
Three stowaways
Vanish with no guile and I will not pay, but the soul can wait
The soul can wait

Well, it is still pretty what with all these leaks
We'll be fine
We'll be fine

But if it's still pretty what with all these leaks
Will we find, oh
And supervise

Show me the dirt pile and I will pray that the soul can take
Three stowaways
And you vanish with no guile and I will not pay, but the soul can wait
I felt you so much today

Oh no, you try
You fly straight into my heart
You fly straight into my heart
Girl, I know you try
You fly straight into my heart
You fly straight into my heart
But here comes the fall

So much for make-believe and not so
So much for dreams we see but not prepared to know
Your heart makes me feel, your heart makes me moan
For always and ever I'll never let go
Always concealed, safe and inside, alive!

Show me the dirt pile and I will pray that the soul can take
Three stowaways
In a passion it broke; I pull the black from the gray, but the soul can wait
I felt you so much today


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"Pioneer to the Falls" as written by Paul Banks Samuel Fogarino

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  • +3
    General Commentlol i just got to page three and read all this factual information. isnt that so cool how interpol songs can mean COMPLETELY different things to people?
    our hope to admireon January 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbeautiful and flawless.
    isaBLAHon May 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song, pioneer to the falls, is about the brutal murder of imette st. guillen in 2006 in NYC. the pioneer was the first bar she went to with friends. she left alone and walked to the falls(another bar)
    at the falls she was kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered. her body was found in the rubble of a vacant lot the next day.
    alphacaton December 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThe first page of this thread is making me positively crap myself laughing. "I think it's about going out with that special someone?" Really? Uh, okay.

    Anyway, from the first listen to this song, I immediately thought of a man kneeling at the grave of his lover with their children/family, begging her to take them with her. After reading the comments regarding the song being about the St. Guillen murder, it makes so much sense. The three stowaways could be referring to St. Guillen's best friend who was the last to see her alive, as well as her mother and sister.

    Basically, this song is pretty, but it's eerie as hell.
    the_mimeon February 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI loove this one
    Heard it for the first time live!
    It just oozes textures and such

    I think its about going out with that special some one
    life_aint_chesson May 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit flies straight into my heart
    selfcontainedon June 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove it. Paul's voice sounds so nice on this track.
    turnstileblueson June 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor a band that emphasizes ambiguous lyrics, reference to a particular historical event does not make sense. I think these lyrics contain rich meaning which differ for each person and for each listen/read.

    Excellent combination with Banks' baritone vocals.
    johnnyjlon April 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my god I can't believe I'm the first to comment this SO beautiful song.
    i just love it.
    This is quite...sad. But not in a depressive way.
    And so cynic.
    Well that's the atmosphere I can feel.
    Amalthyaon May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMasterpiece.
    The drop after paul's solo chorus is epic, pure interpol.

    Rythmic, seductive yet brutal and detached. Interpol's love is to truly admire.
    the doveon May 28, 2007   Link

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