Falling hard
Falling fast
Somehow land with both feet on the Ground
A dream so real so inspired
I can still smell the smoke and the fire
What I fear what I fear the most Unthinkable thing is that somehow I will Never again feel my arms around you

Oh, when I'm gone
And lost
Too far away
Try and remember sometimes
The way I make you laugh, and make You Smile little things keep me going

A little boy with broken arms
He used to dream
That he could fly
A dream so real
So inspired
He jumped from the top of the stairs
For a moment he was there
Wings spread, wide as the sky
But then of course, the world pulled him Down he crash landed on the ground

Oh, when I'm gone
Feeling lost and far away
Try to remember sometimes
I'm gonna fall before I fly
Little things keep me going

With every step
If we were sure
What the next step should be
Well then at least we could be sure
How we ended up here

How we ended up here

Oh, when I'm gone
Feeling lost to far away
Try to remember sometimes
I'm gonna fall before I fly
Little things keep me going

Keep me going


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    General CommentI was there to see this debuted at Alpine Valley 8/26. It is a eerie and kind of dreamy song, and still has a long way to go in development, but I think it had real potential. FYI, both nights at the Valley this year were AWESOME!! Between the two nights (Sat/Sun) we got: Loving Wings, Song That Jane Likes, Sweet Up and Down, and Shotgun. Not to mention opening with Dreaming Tree (Sun) for the first time ever! And a wicked collaberation of Eh Hee w/ the Roots! I love DMB!!
    LovingWings93on September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdamn you.
    i wanted to go to Alpine this year SO BADLY.
    i heard that was the last time DMB is playing there.
    please don't tell me it's true?
    machine_on September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat shows indeed. And no its not the last time they're going to play there, unless this is there last year on tour.
    Ballashoeson September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove the guitar solo by Dave in the later versions.

    Just a nice little song. No muss, no fuss as they say.
    gweepson September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHeard this for the first time in Charlotte on Wednesday... beautiful. For those that haven't seen DMB in person... wow. It's definitely an experience that you don't want to miss. I was front row, center stage... and wishing I had a particular friend their to share it with. It's amazing that they opened with this song. The person I wanted to go (and couldn't) is the one that I remember as making me smile.. making me laugh.. and I was always telling him it's the little things in life that are the most important. Anyways.. such an amazing experience for me. With a little bit of luck... I'll have his arms around me again someday... maybe at another DMB concert... wouldn't that be nice?
    Intagon September 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about anyone else, but I'm hearing the lyrics a little differently, based on the best quality version of the song I could find on YouTube:

    Falling hard
    Falling fast
    Somehow landed both feet on the ground
    A dream so real
    So inspired
    I can still smell the smoke and the fire

    When I'm gone
    What I fear most unthinkable thing [sic?]
    Is that somehow
    I will never again
    Feel my arms around you

    Oh, when I'm gone
    I feel lost, too far away
    Try remember sometimes
    Gonna fumble till I find
    Little things that keep me goin'.

    A little boy with broken arms
    He used to dream that he could fly
    A dream so real
    That he believed and jumped
    From the top of the stairs

    For a moment, he was there
    Wings spread wide as the sky
    But then of course
    The world pulled him down
    Crash-landed on the ground

    Oh, when I'm gone
    I feel lost, too far away
    Try remember sometimes
    Gonna fumble till I find
    The little things that keep me goin'.

    [Instrumental]

    Oh, when I'm gone
    I feel lost, too far away
    I try remember sometimes
    Gonna fumble till I find
    These little things that keep me goin'.

    With every step
    If we were sure
    What the next step could be
    Then of course we would know
    Just how we ended up here

    The we could know
    How we ended up here

    Oh, when I'm gone
    If I feel lost, too far away
    I try remember sometimes
    I'm gonna fumble until I find
    Little things that keep me goin'.

    Little things that keep me goin'....

    "Thank you very much for indulging me!"



    urtzion January 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDave has such a beautiful way with words. I seriously love every one of his songs. There's one I can relate to in every situation of life.
    courtbrayeon May 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta soldiers song to his girl.. ish.. kinda.. at least thats what i get from it.. probabley because thats the only way i can relate
    mitchploegon July 13, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationDuring the times, when life can be bring fears to mind, I know I grasp and hang onto the moments that have positive substance to get my mind off the fears that enter my mind. As a wife, parent, daughter, etc., it is my faith and the little things that keep me going. Peace and grace to you all.
    RedeemedBDWon May 13, 2013   Link

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