"All Fall Down" as written by Andrew John Brown, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, Zach Filkins and Ryan B Tedder....
Step out the door and it feels like rain
That's the sound (that's the sound) on your window pane
Take to the streets but you can't ignore
That's the sound (that's the sound) you're waiting for

You feel that your world starts crashing down
Whenever you're world starts crashing down
Whenever your world starts crashing down
That's when you find me

Yeah God love your soul and your aching bones
Take a breath, take a step, maybe down below
Everyone's the same
My fingers to my toes
We just can't get a ride
But we're on the road

If ever your world starts crashing down
Whenever your world starts crashing down
Whenever your world starts crashing down
That's when you find me

(Yeah) Lost 'til you're found
Swim 'til you drown

Know that we all fall down
Love 'til you hate
Strong 'til you break
Know that we all fall down

If ever your world starts crashing down
Whenever your world starts crashing down
If ever your world starts crashing down
That's when you'll find (find) me

Lost 'til you're found
Swim 'til you drown
Know that we all fall down
Love 'til you hate
Strong 'til you break
Know that we all fall down

All fall down, we all fall down, all fall down
We all fall down, all fall down, all fall down

Lost 'til you're found
Swim 'til you drown
Know that we all fall down
Love 'til you hate
Strong 'til you break
Know that we all fall down


Lyrics submitted by caseykins, edited by ColorListener

"All Fall Down" as written by Zack Filkins Ryan Tedder

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  • +2
    General Commentit's not "WILL" starts crashing down, EatChex. hplo2PWNZ and MegaMEGERR are right; it's "world". I'm sure the band would agree as well since that's how it's typed in the booklet that comes with the c.d.

    Anyway, I love this song... and I would love to say that line to someone as well.
    You know how some music reminds you of a certain time in your life? This c.d. will always remind me of this boy I met recently who I'm absolutely crazy about but he's from a different country.... so now whenever I listen to this music, I'm going to be sad because we can never be together!

    Oh well. I still love the band.
    kayangel70on January 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgo the cello!!!

    what a mesmerising performance. the lyrics are simple, but they describe me perfectly. just yesterday i had a friend come to me with his world crashing down. my media player was on shuffle and this song came on and i had a bit of a laugh. i was told that all OneRepublic songs have 'religious meanings' (what? as if they can't have any other interpretations?) meanings and interpretations are two COMPLETELY different things. interpretation implies opinion, while meaning implies FACT.

    oh, and after having said all that, angela shut up you blind sheep. so you can twist words around to make the song about God, that just drives me nuts.
    god doesn't love your aching bones. he loves you if you're heterosexual, white, rich and you donate lots of money.
    BrEnNo1023on August 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"If ever your world starts crashing down
    Whenever your world starts crashing down
    Whenever your world starts crashing down
    That's when you'll find me"

    i want to say that to someone so bad.
    i love this song!
    megaMEGERRon December 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother brilliant song. This song to me means we are all human. We all make mistakes and we all fail. He speaks to a loved one saying don't worry we all fall down once or twice in life, but when your world statrs crashing down I will be there to the end to help mend your brokeness. Such a powerful song
    PyarForeveron April 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI absolutely positively love this song. Because of this song and 'Apologize' I bought the CD via iTunes. I agree with PyarForever about the powerful message. My favorite thing about the thing is actually the string piece in the middle, when the violins come in together in harmony. (I'm only guessing violins; I played clarinet in high school, not strings lol).

    But all in all, it's such a great song, it makes you realize that no one on this planet is perfect, so don't give up.
    jtsimmson April 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song in amazing.
    I think it means that everyone falls. Everyone has a down point in their life.
    Or, I also think it means like, the singer feels broken and his world has fallen down. "If ever your world starts crashin down, that's where you'll find me"
    azncravin08on April 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomgomgomg i LOVE this song.

    "whenever your world starts crashing down
    that's when you'll find me"
    hplo2PWNZon December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how the person singing it wants to help their friend in need and he tells them to hang on because we all fall down but when you do, I'll be here to help you out.
    white_stone_3on January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the beginning of the song up until the end of the first paragraph, i'll start it over like 3 times before i listen to the whole song. i don't know why though.
    bigpapa416on March 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this one is pretty easy to figure out. A friend is reminding someone else that it happens to everyone, but is willing to be there to catch them if and when they fall.
    wlhabberon July 19, 2008   Link

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