"Falling Down" as written by Martin Kierszenbaum, Nicolas Jean Pierre Dresti and Nadir Khayat....
The summer sun
It blows my mind
It's falling down on all that I've ever known
Time to kiss the world goodbye
Falling down on all that I've ever known
Is all that I've ever known

A dying scream
It makes no sound
Calling out to all that I've ever known
Here am I, lost and found
Calling out to all

We live a dying dream
If you know what I mean
All that I've ever known
It's all that I've ever known

Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
I cried the rain that fills the ocean wide
I tried to talk with God to no avail
Calling my name and out of nowhere
I said "If you won't save me, please don't waste my time"

(All that I've ever known)
(It's all that I've ever known)

Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
I cried the rain that fills the ocean wide
I tried to talk with God to no avail
Calling my name and out of nowhere
I said "If you won't save me, please don't waste my time"

The summer sun
It blows my mind
It's falling down on all that I've ever known
Time to kiss the world goodbye
Falling down on all that I've ever known
Is all that I've ever known


Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong, edited by BurningTruth, jungelbobo, angelika, felipepires01, VaerellisKing, LucesRojas

"Falling Down" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +3
    General CommentOkay noone has the lyrics exactly right yet.

    This is as appears in the CD booklet and to my hearing is correct (it also makes more sense than most I've read). The line "in time we'll kiss the world goodbye" is written like that, but the "in" seems to disappear on the record:

    The summer sun that blows my mind
    Is falling down on all that I've ever known
    In time we'll kiss the world goodbye
    Falling down on all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known

    A dying scream makes no sound
    Calling out to all that have ever known
    Here am I, lost and found
    Calling out to all

    We live a dying dream
    If you know what I mean
    All that I've ever known
    It's all that I've ever known

    Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
    I cried the rain that fills the ocean wide
    I tried to talk with God to no avail
    I called him up in and out of nowhere
    Said if you won't save me, please don't waste my time

    All that I've ever known
    It's all that I've ever known

    Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
    I cried the rain that fills the ocean wide
    I tried to talk with God to no avail
    I called him up in and out of nowhere
    Said if you won't save me, please don't waste my time

    The summer sun that blows my mind
    It's falling down on all that I've ever known
    In time we'll kiss the world goodbye
    Falling down on all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known
    imronburgundyon February 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song could be about an apocalyptic world. It refers to things 'Falling Down' (ending) and being 'Lost and found' 'Kissing the world goodbye' 'A dying scream' 'A dying dream' and finally 'talking to God but to no avail'......just my opinion.
    Jcm-93on April 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionEmo? No is just music. great music.
    There's no label for the music.

    sergichoon October 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActual lyrics:

    The summer sun - it blows my mind
    It's falling down on all that I've ever known
    Time will kiss the world goodbye
    Falling down on all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known

    A dying scream - makes no sound
    Calling out to all that I've ever known
    Here am I, lost and found
    Calling out to all...

    We live a dying dream
    If you know what I mean
    All that I've ever known
    It's all that I've ever known

    Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
    I cried the rain that fills the ocean wide
    I tried to talk with God to no avail
    Calling my name and out of nowhere
    Said if you won't save me
    Please don't waste my time

    All that I've ever known
    It's all that I've ever known

    Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
    I cried the rain that fills the ocean wide
    I tried to talk with God to no avail
    Calling my name and out of nowhere
    Said if you won't save me
    Please don't waste my time

    The summer sun - it blows my mind
    It's falling down on all that I've ever known
    Time will kiss the world goodbye
    Falling down on all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known
    newborn_blueson August 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is my favourite song so far this year, and has got me back into Oasis, who continue to go strong even now (except when someone other than Noel writes the music - see awful previous single 'I'm Outta Time').

    It's about feeling distant from your surroundings (both "lost and found") when you realise that your life (simply a "dying dream") is fleeting and unimportant in the grand universe.

    The line "if you won't save me, please don't waste my time" is especially poignant, because Gallagher has stated in the press that he is an athiest, indicating that talking with God can help stave off the feeling of one's life inevitably ending, but in the end this made-up person just wastes time on this earth.

    Then again, this is Oasis so it probably means very little. Doesnt matter, it's amazing.
    imronburgundyon February 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is about the realization of life and death as viewed from the grand universe. The absolute inferior human life is really our most valuable and priceless expereince...but compared to the reality of the universe it is a paradox. "Time will kiss the world goodbye" and "a dying scream makes no sound" points out how insignificant we are. The setting sun "falling down" on him references the realization that the sun (as part of the universe) will outlive our dreams and make in lost in oblivion (connects to the "dying dream"). The other important line is that he mentions that everything is falling down "on all that I've ever known". This is a line from Hamlet in the grave digger scene where Hamlet ponders the fact that our ambition, lives, dreams, etc will be lost and forgotten to bones in the ground. He also says that all that he knows is everything he knows...meaning that his knowledge is his downfall and he can never progress to anything greater than his mortal world. In the chorus he metnions this with the reference to God and how he still is worthless and will eventually be lost in time.

    Out of all the lines...I think "Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly" does refer to the quote of Alexander Pope's Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot(the wheel was a torture device and he said be mentioning that it is overkill to use the wheel on something as helpless and small as a butterfly) It sets the tone for the song...he is saying to catch the torture wheel of death on something so insignificant like a butterfly (and he refers to himself/humanity as the butterfly). The "wheel" I believe could be the attempt that everyone one tries to imagine and fabricate in their lives to reach a state or postion that will outlast a mortal and insignificant life...or it could be the fate of the world. Regardless, our conscience and world will fall down on us...
    jmk92on April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a remix by the Chemical Brothers. Still, Noel's singing sounds as terrific as ever.
    patrick3972on July 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm the song itself is amazing but the lyrics themselves? Fucking brilliant. This albums gonna sound like revolver did compared to the other beatles albums before it. They truly are the best band in the world today and only England knows it.
    jhendrix516on July 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection - There is quite a lot more to this song than what is above..I've put down what I can hear, it may not be 100% so if anyone can help me out

    A setting sun that blows my mind
    Is falling down on all that I've ever known
    Time to kiss the world goodbye
    Falling down on all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known

    A dying scream, it makes no sound
    Calling out to all that I've ever known
    Here am I, lost and found
    Calling out to all

    We live a dying dream
    If you know what I mean
    Is all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known

    Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
    I cry the name that fills the ocean wave

    I try to talk the guard to no avail
    Calling my name out of nowhere
    If you wont save me please dont waste my time

    Ooooh, is all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known

    Catch the wheel that breaks the butterfly
    I cry the name that fills the ocean wave
    I try to talk the guard to no avail
    Calling my name out of nowhere
    If you wont save me please dont waste my time

    A setting sun that blows my mind
    Is falling down on all that I've ever known

    Time to kiss the world goodbye
    Falling down on all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known
    Is all that I've ever known
    rossh0on August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he sings "i tried to talk with god to no avail"



    it sounds like it makes more sense with the theme of the song.
    gaspanicon August 23, 2008   Link

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