When I get lonesome the wind begin to moan
When I trip fallin' ditch
Somebody want to throw the dirt right down
When I feel like dyin' the sun came out
Stole my fear and gone
Who's afraid of the spirit with the Blues-for-bones?
Who's afraid of that fallin' ditch?
Fallin' ditch ain't gonna get my bones
How's that for the spirit, how's that for the things?
Ain't my fault the thing's gone wrong
When I'm smilin' my face wrinkles up real warm
When frownin' things just turn to stone
Fallin' ditch ain't gonna get my bones
When I get lonesome the wind begin to moan
Fallin' ditch ain't gonna get my bones


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"Fallin' Ditch" as written by Don Van Vliet

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    My OpinionOne of my personal favorites, and not just for the comic relief in the beginning (beans!).
    This is basically a song about what depression does to a person. It seems as though other people and even mother nature herself exacerbates the sadness. Even the acknowledgment of personal happiness can barely stop the fallin' ditch. However, the fight between happy and sad is far, far from over.
    merrickjohn92on August 20, 2014   Link

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