Fall in, fall in, fall in, no one will know
Go on, fall in, no one will know
Hold on, foreigner, on you go

Heard it all, I've heard it all but it won't hurt at all
Shy away, shy away, but don't try to get away

Don't draw the needle, don't draw the needle
Don't draw the needle on the groove
And don't move

Turn me on a rousing song for sympathetic ears
No one cares, no one's there and you, you disappear

Fall in, fall in, fall in, no one will know
Go on, fall in, no one will know
Hold on, foreigner, on you go

Left behind, left behind, left behind
But not like a Christian kind

Fall in, fall in, fall in, no one will know
Go on, fall in, no one will know
Hold on, foreigner, on you go
Go on, fall in, no one will know
Hold on, foreigner, on you go
On you go


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    General Commentmaybe Hes talking about shooting up listening to foreigner and being a foreigner himself...

    "Fall in, fall in, fall in, no one will know
    Go on, fall in, no one will know"

    maybe looking at the needle wanting it but still hesitant...


    "Hold on, foreigner, on you go"

    possibly talking to the record telling it to hold on when he soots up...

    "Heard it all, I've heard it all but it won't hurt at all."

    the needle telling him yeah I know what you heard but its ok, it wont even hurt.

    "Shy away, shy away, but don't try to get away"

    then the needle tells him he may be hesitant but he will still do it...

    "Turn me on a rousing song for sympathetic ears"

    the record is saying play me! I always cheer you up.

    "No one cares, no one's there and you, you disappear"

    but he says no, nobody cares and you just drift off (when he shoots up)

    "Fall in, fall in, fall in, no one will know
    Go on, fall in, no one will know"

    hes telling himself to go on and do it nobody will know...

    "Left behind, left behind, left behind"

    maybe he feels alone in a foreign land.

    Well, that might be it, I might be crazy to think that he would be "talking" to these things but its kinda like havin an argument with yourself or maybe an argument with your addiction and your conscience is saying "no!" but the drugs win...

    Ok I just did that really quick so it looks pretty bad but let me know what you think, I love to hear other ideas!



    sterniston November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. I'm not sure what it's about, but my guess would be shooting up just because of the needle hitting the groove reference.

    I also know that Nick and Jamie are 'foreigners' to the US where they are doing most of their touring for this album. Besides that, they might be Foreigner fans since one of their old Unicorns songs was titled "Hot Blooded". Or maybe Nick feels like he can relate to the band Foreigner because of the number of band mates that keep coming in and out of the Islands.
    quiet451on October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just assumed the needle was a reference to a record. Maybe don't "drop" the needle on the groove? I assumed Nick was referring to listening to a Foreigner record, playing off the fact that Nick is a Canadian living in New York City.
    jojodillonon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentReferencing a record makes a lot more sense. I initially interpreted the line as, "Drive the needle in the groove" which I thought was drug related.
    quiet451on October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about contracting AIDS from a needle.

    noiselividon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit could go both ways. simply being a record on a player or heroin related but necessarily just that. as a former heroin addict myself, i don't fall on the side of it being about shooting up.
    xlagwagonsk8ron December 21, 2009   Link

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