Don't look ahead, just run to me
Each step will find the next one recklessly
We'll find ourselves on the safest ledge
Well pardon me, I couldn't help myself
Girl, fall into your life here
If only for a while, I'm here

Could you be happy to fall like a stone
If you'd land right here safe in my arms?
It's fine, lock all your doors through the night
Keep it all right here, safe in my arms
It's fine, it's fine

You felt alone before you ever really knew how alone you were
An empty house, a lonely room
The TV talks the fear right out of you
But you feel like someone's standing by but you'll never know

Could you be happy to fall like a stone
If you'd land right here safe in my arms?
It's fine, lock all your doors through the night
Keep it all right here, safe in my arms
It's fine

The sun burns a hole straight through your old flaws
If you look toward the sky even on your greyest night

Could you be happy now, with the wind in your hair
And your eyes open wide and your feet going nowhere?
Could you be happy to fall like a stone
If you'd land right here safe in my arms?
It's fine, lock all your doors through the night
Keep it all right here, safe in my arms
It's fine


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  • +1
    General Comment"It's all about discomfort and how lovely and scary it is to not know what your next step will be,"

    remembermaineon September 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with remembermaine

    it's definitely about living a life that's unplanned
    but more specifically about a relationship that you really don't know what's going to happen but you just have to embrace it and hope that everything turns out right
    "Could you be happy to fall like a stone"
    it's like just falling with no regrets, or inhibitions and you may be scared but you'll feel comforted in the end
    walker77on October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds more romantic to say that this song is about falling madly in love, forgetting everything else in your life, running away with somebody that's always been the friend, but you realize you love. Personally though, I think this song is about accepting God into your life. It seems like this song is from God's point of view to a person who is questioning whether they should take the chance and give their life to God, and to follow Jesus' teachings.

    "Don't look ahead, just run to me"
    Don't worry about what will happen, just go to God.

    "Each step will find the next one recklessly"
    If you live for God, then everything else will work out by itself.

    "We'll find ourselves on the safest ledge"
    And you'll be the safest you've ever felt even if you are on a ledge,
    because if you fall God will catch you.

    "Could you be happy to fall like a stone
    If you'd land right here safe in my arms?"
    God is asking, "Could you give up everything and live for me if you knew that I would catch you when you fall?"

    "It's fine, lock all your doors through the night
    Keep it all right here, safe in my arms
    It's fine, it's fine"
    Lock yourself away from the sin in the world, and just stay in His ways. Stay in His "arms," and it'll be fine.

    "You felt alone before you ever really knew how alone you were
    An empty house, a lonely room
    The TV talks the fear right out of you"
    This person has been living their life for their own personal thrills, and has ended up alone. They look to other things, like the TV for example, to comfort them and distract them.

    "But you feel like some one's standing by but you'll never know"
    This person is not truely alone because God is always there, and this person senses this. They're just not taking the step to look to Him for guidance.

    "The sun burns a hole straight through your old flaws"
    God (the sun) will always forgive you (burn a hole) for your sins (your old flaws.)

    "If you look toward the sky even on your greyest night"
    He will forgive you if you look to the heavens (sky) for his guidance. And he'll forgive you no matter how bad, how dark, or how unholy your circumstance is (your greyest night.)

    "Could you be happy now, with the wind in your hair
    And your eyes open wide and your feet going nowhere?"
    God is asking, "Are you happy in the present, living your thrills, and letting your hair down, but going nowhere in your walk with Jesus Christ?"

    Or, "Could you be happy to fall like a stone
    If you'd land right here safe in my arms?"

    He's asking this person to make a choice. Stay lonely, living life striving to feel alive or actually live with God at your side.
    Bridget123on July 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a wonderful song. And I am anticipating this album a lot. I really love Aaron Marsh's lyrics.
    MCSmateon September 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the bridge is "The sun burns a hole straight through your old flaws. If you look toward the sky even on your greyest night . . . "
    aaleman1on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"The sun burns a hole straight through your old flaws
    If you look toward the sky even on your greyest night"

    it's actually "The sun burns a hole straight through your hopeful eyes if you look toward the sky even on your greyest night"

    from the cd booklet
    walker77on October 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's fineeee
    xJOSHUAxon October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song from the album. so good.
    alexandria.morganon December 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. but i must say, i think the chorus should be "could you be happy to fall like a star", just to show that falling so deeply in love can seem to be out of this world.
    starlachildon January 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy can't every song make me feel this way?

    Easily in the top 3 of this album.

    'Each step will find the next one recklessly'

    Falling (in love, failing, through the sky, in life) is literally rocking my thoughts lately. The imagery in this song puts those thoughts into perspective with a simple 'It's fine.' His falsetto makes it so comforting.

    And Rae Cassidy needs a record deal. Her voice is such a contrast to his but fits so well in that bridge.

    Sliver025on March 06, 2009   Link

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