"Falling Down" as written by Benjamin Paul Ballance-drew, Tom Wright-goss, Eric Anthony Appapoulay and Richard David Cassell....
I have come 500 miles
Just to see a halo
Come from St. Petersburg
Scarlett and me
Well I open my eyes
I was blind as can be
When you give a man luck
He must fall in the sea
And she wants you
To steal and get caught
For she loves you
For all that you are not

[Chorus]
When you're
Falling down, falling down
When you're falling down
Falling down, falling down

You forget all the roses
Don't come around on Sunday
She's not gonna choose you
For standing so tall
Go on and take a swig
Of that poison and like it
And don't ask
For silverware
Don't ask for nothing
Go on and put your ear
To the ground
You know you will be
Hearing that sound

[Chorus]
Falling down
You're falling down
Falling down, falling down
Falling down, falling down
When you're falling down
Falling down, falling down

Go on down and see
That wrecking ball
Come swinging on along
Everyone knew
That hotel was a goner
They broke all the windows
They took all the door knobs
And they hauled it away
In a couple of days
Now someone yell timber
And take off your hat
It's a lot smaller down
Here on the ground

[Chorus]
You're falling down
Falling down, falling down
Falling down, falling down
Falling down

[Chorus]
Someone's falling down
Falling down, falling down
Falling down, falling down
Falling down


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"Falling Down" as written by Thomas Alan Waits

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    General CommentQuite simply an amazing version of Tom Waits’ song.
    It's hard for me to say which is better.
    I love them both.
    Scarlett's version is so atmospheric and grand.
    Her vocals are strong and suites the song perfect.
    The backing vocals are haunting and gives the song a lightness at the end.

    Beautiful!
    Tyler2004durdenon April 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCurious
    hellboy006on July 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat cover
    crow_hearton March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it better than the original version
    scarlett did a great job on this album!
    crow_hearton April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe has a sort of raspy voice that makes the song so pure
    lengthwise24on September 24, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about a woman holding a man too high on a pedastal...and he falls down...as he should...but, she continues to hold him high and thinks he is an angel.
    TheGoodMomon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like how on Wikipedia one reviewer said "unlike so many actor-turned-singer records, there's not a hint of vanity to this project". It's not a Christmas album (thank God), it's not pop crap, and it's not a publicity thing. It's just her singing what she wants to sing. The production is a bit too heavy, but that's not what's important. And besides, my dad always said it took a certain kind of person to appreciate Tom Waits. Her choice says enough.
    ofnothingon October 26, 2013   Link

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