"The Wilhelm Scream" as written by and James Blake Litherland....
I don't know about my dreams
I don't know about my dreamin anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Might as well fall in

I don't know about my love
I don't know about my lovin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Might as well fall in

I don't know about my dreams
I don't know about my dreamin anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Fallin'

I don't know about my love
I don't know about my lovin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm lovin, fallin', lovin', lovin'
Might as well love you

I don't know about my love
I don't know about my lovin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm turnin', turnin', turnin', turnin',
Might as well turn in

I don't know about my dreams
I don't know about my dreamin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Might as well fall in

I don't know about my love
I don't know about my lovin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Might as well fall in

I don't know about my dreams
I don't know about my dreamin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Fallin'

I don't know about my love
I don't know about my lovin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
Might as well love you

I don't know about my dreams
I don't know about my dreamin' anymore
All that I know is
I'm fallin', fallin', fallin', fallin'
Might as well fall in


Lyrics submitted by ChurroV, edited by joelio13, FedeLasse

"The Wilhelm Scream" as written by James Blake Litherland

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    General CommentFYI, this song is a re-imagining of "Where to Turn" by James Litherland, James Blake's father. I feel that this version is an update of that song for the 21st century, more isolated and alone and fractured, it sounds like the last straw in a guy's constant disappointment in love and life, things getting harder and harder and never being rewarded, just being heartbroken and kicked around time after time until he's eventually on the edge of giving up completely. I think he's expressing this to a woman, maybe a stranger, at least somebody who's willing to care and listen. Maybe he's settling. It's extremely emotionally dense for something so minimal.

    To retort to MrFog (I read that as MrFrog which is way more awesome), the reiteration of those few lines and sentiments in such a minimal background sets up an amazing atmosphere for actually rather an unpretentious message, one that if anything is really genuine and primal. This isn't prog rock, it's one guy and his keyboard putting his emotions on the line.
    lredgenon May 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"The Wilhelm scream is a film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.[1] The effect gained new popularity (its use often becoming an in-joke) after it was used in Star Wars and many other blockbuster films as well as television programs and video games.[2] The scream is often used when someone is shot, falls from a great height, or is thrown from an explosion."

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    I think the genius of this variation of a theme, is the title itself. The song is a cry during freefall. I also think is cool that, getting aproval for making this version, was just a dad phone call away.
    Kajloon October 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis is my favorite song on the album.
    ChurroVon January 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a simple song but beautiful all the same. Very relevant to my life at the moment as well!
    DR34on January 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHeard this recently and it stopped made me pull the car over to side of the road it was that good!

    For me i think this song is about a guy who has just met this girl, perhaps having recently ended a previous relationship, so his minds a bit everywhere ( I don't know about my love, I don't know about my lovin anymore) he maybe doubts his own judgement, doesnt know what he should be feeling etc.

    But meets this girl, and is totally absorbed by her, and as much as he tries to figure his emotions out and be rational about it, he cant help but fall for her. (All that i know is im falling falling falling, might as well fall in)

    Thats just my take, i think this song is sooo amazing, so simple, so direct, i think without it being to complicated the messages and feelings you get from the songs are ones you can so easily fit to your own situations. Truly the mark of something special! Wow.
    on_and_onon February 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha my friend always plays this on his speakers and it fucking blows my mind everytime
    JamzXIVon November 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationmight as well love me :)
    stardust13on December 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like the third stanza says grief instead of dreams and grievin instead of dreamin. I may be wrong.

    Brilliant minimal song, a great album to start off the new year!
    tee2thawhyon January 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFantastic song!
    HankSayson February 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti could listen to this all day.
    jesusriceon February 23, 2011   Link

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