"Falling" as written by Florence Leontine Mary Welch and Isabella Janet Florentina Summers....
I've fallen out of favor and I've fallen from grace
Fallen out of trees and I've fallen on my face
Fallen out of taxis, out of windows too
Fell in your opinion when I fell in love with you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Sometimes I wish for falling, wish for the release
Wish for falling through the air to give me some relief
Because falling's not the problem, when I'm falling I'm at peace
It's only when I hit the ground it causes all the grief

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Whoa-oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

This is a song for a scribbled-down name
And my love keeps writing again and again
This is a song for a scribbled-down name
And my love keeps writing again and again
And again and again and again and again
And again and again and again and again
And again and again and again and again
And again and again and again and again

I dance with myself, I drunk myself down
Found people to love, left people to drown
I'm not scared to jump, I'm not scared to fall
If there was nowhere to land I wouldn't be scared at all
At all
At all

Fall
Fall

Sometimes I wish for falling, wish for the release
Wish for falling through the air to give me some relief
Because falling's not the problem, when I'm falling I'm at peace
It's only when I hit the ground it causes all the grief


Lyrics submitted by cristinaish, edited by SallyLake, yellen

"Falling" as written by Isabella Janet Florentina Summers Florence Leontine Mary Welch

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  • +5
    General CommentCan't believe this has no comments. It's so beautiful.
    I think it's about a girl who is in love with a guy who doesn't love her back but plays around with her emotions. And she's tried to ignore it and be with other people "found people to love, left people to drown"
    but she was hurt before by that person and she is not scared of falling in love, but being hurt by it. "It's only when i hit the ground it causes all the grief"
    Chantal16on July 13, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt really is beautiful, isn't it?

    I feel as if this song is really about me - especially with what Chantal16 commented!

    It is about falling in love with someone, and about how wonderful it is just to let yourself fall - and about the sudden brick wall at the bottom when you realise the other person doesn't love you back. And yet, you seem to do it to other people, you let them fall in love with you and play with their emotions and then 'leave them to drown' just to try and get some relief from the pain of being in love with someone who won't ever love you back.

    :(
    BellasLullaby89on July 30, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My Interpretationlove this song, I agree with the other two comments, I think it's about how she isnt scared of falling in love, she wishes for it, but she's scared of getting hurt 'I'm not scared to jump, i'm not scared to fall, if there was nowhere to land, I wouldn't be scared at all'
    'found people to love, left people to drown' is like shes letting someone fall in love with her, maybe to avoid being hurt herself then leaving them.
    beautiful song x
    cosmicloveon August 13, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI think this song is about contemplating suicide, but worrying about the effect it will have on her loved ones.
    "Falling's not the problem, when I'm falling I'm at peace
    It's only when I hit the ground it causes all the grief."
    This is suggesting that while she would have no problem ending her life, she worries about the grief it will bring her family and friends.
    "This is a song for a scribbled-down name"
    To me this suggests that this song is sort of her suicide note.
    Machineyon July 16, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI completely understand this. Literally and figuratively. I love the feeling of falling, for real, but it's the landing that scares me to death. And with love. I'm so scared of being in love with someone it is painful. I get really close, I do, but when the moment comes to profess love I run away, because I'm afraid I'll be hurt.


    protectbodythetans I love that line too "Fell in your opinion when I fell in love with you" It's actually my favorite.
    Jesikalandon April 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is currently my favorite song. I do not feel like it is a typical romantic love that is being described. I think that it deals with death and isolation.
    kissinkateon January 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song just seems like someone who has an addiction with love. The person stumbles upon the one person they truly love, and now they're so broken. They want to flee as they've done so many times before to the people they used. It's too difficult now that she realizes it's much different than the others.

    It seems that for this person they want to change, but their past is haunting them. There's just something beautifully tragic about this song.
    contegoon March 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry, I think you're all wrong. The song is about suicide. The pain, the relief by falling, and the impact of how when you hit the ground, you cause all this grief.
    3dtigeron August 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about breaking free something, deeper than a guy's opinion, or drugs. or relapse into a bad ''habit'' this is about breaking free for real. If there was nowhere to land I wouldn't be scared of all, you know just give it all up no matter what, loose yr ego and all chains.
    cafedefloreon June 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about breaking free something, deeper than a guy's opinion, or drugs. or relapse into a bad ''habit'' this is about breaking free for real. If there was nowhere to land I wouldn't be scared at all, you know just give it all up no matter what, loose yr ego and all chains and the superficial things that surrounds you.
    cafedefloreon June 27, 2012   Link

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