"Every Man I Fall For" as written by and Jonathan Russell Matthew Maust....
Every man I fall for
Drinks his coffee black
Love and hate are tattooed on his knuckles, and
My name is on his back

Every man I fall for
Works the graveyard shift
He kiss me softly to wake me up
Then takes my place in bed

And I fall
I live with one concern
It's the love
Diminish and return
It's the love
Diminish and return

Every man I fall for
Keeps his anger on a string and holds it tight
When other men walk by blinking their eyes at me
He always picks a fight

I go walk alone down Ocean Boulevard
Peek in your windows
Tired housewives naggin' at their husbands, but
Is this the life you chose?

And I fall
I live with one concern
It's the love
Diminish and return
And I fall
I live with one concern
It's the love
Diminish and return

Every man I fall for
Nearly every man
Every man I fall for
Nearly every man


Lyrics submitted by life_aint_chess, edited by artslut

"Every Man I Fall For" as written by Matthew Aveiro Jonathan Russell

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Every Man I Fall For song meanings
Add your thoughts

9 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the record's slow-tempo tunes, "Every Man I Fall For," is about relationships from a woman's perspective.

    "Coming from a divorced family, my mom was very important to me," Willett says. "And I've always been very sensitive to a woman's... to how women just, they generally get more screwed by relationships, be it marriage or dating ones, than men do. And even that — is that a very sexist thing to say? I don't think so. I think it's just generally true."

    npr.org/templates/story/…
    fraexxon September 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know there is some meaning behind this (but i'm a little too tired to try my hand at it right now), but the line "love and hate are tattooed on his knuckles..." is a reference to an old 50's movie called "The Night of the Hunter". In that film, the main villian, Mr. Powell, is a Preacher who has "HATE" tattooed on his left knuckles, and "LOVE" tattooed on his right knuckles. Perhaps later I will give it some serious thought, but if anybody would like to dig deeper into the meaning, that's the reference that is being made. Hope this helps!
    crazycray131313on September 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty sure its "I live with one concern" and "diminishing returns"
    JonathanBCon September 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "I leave with on concern"
    kmatayaon September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"one"
    kmatayaon September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love him
    BLAHness90on October 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcrazycrazy having "love" and "hate" tattooed one one's knuckles is not uncommon, there are a million things i tcould be a reference to.
    jasssson October 31, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe line is "It's the law of diminishing returns." This is an economic law concerning employment. When firms hire employees, each employee produces a certain amount of output, or "returns." Each additional employee adds to this total output. However, it gets to the point where each additional employee crowds the workspace and hinders production, so that each employee is therefore able to produce less output for their wages. Therefore your returns begin to diminish if you hire too many employees.
    cmgonemadon September 23, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentabout "every man i fall for keeps his anger on a string and holds it tight"
    most likely means he withholds his anger, but i also believe it could mean the man portrays his anger through his dog. i'm not sure portray is the right word, but like his dog is an extension of his anger.
    lunestaaaon October 19, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain