"Built To Fall" as written by and Corey/gregoletto Beaulieu....
You are the cancer spreading its wings
So selfishly unaware to the things
Resistance is fuel into my well-being
I feel my heart leaking

(You!) Start as a fissure, a crack in the skin
(You!) Become an ulcer berating
If I had known about you to
Would it be soon, what I do to you?

I don't want to hate you, but how could I not?
You killed off so much I held dear in my heart

Take away every single pain (see my pain!)
That infects each and every day (everyday!)
I will bury you once and for all
You're a monster, you're built to fall
You're built to fall!

It's getting harder and harder to breathe
Choking on the same air as the walking disease
You are the thing that's killing me
From the inside out, let me be

I don't want to hate you,
But you killed off everything in my heart

Take away every single pain (see my pain!)
That infects each and every day (everyday!)
I will bury you once and for all
You're a monster, you're built to fall

You've got your war against my head
Push that button, make it end
You've got your war against my head

You've got your war against my head
Push that button, make it end
You've got your war against my head
Push that button, make it end!

Take away every single pain (see my pain!)
That infects each and every day (everyday!)
I will bury you once and for all
You're a monster, you're built to fall

(You're built to fall! You're built to fall!)
You're built to fall
(You're built to fall! You're built to fall!)
You're built to fall


Lyrics submitted by sepultura1987, edited by Faki

"Built to Fall" as written by Matthew Heafy Corey Beaulieu

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  • +2
    General CommentI wonder whether the lyrics "Built to Fall" sounding like "beautiful" is an artistic choice, or if it is coincidental.
    spurs5on September 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"Resistance is fuel into my well-being" should be "Your existence is doing to my well-being"
    "Become an ulcer berating" should be "Become an ulcer permeating"
    "If I had known about you to" should be "If I had known all that you would do"
    "Would it be soon, what I do to you?" should be "Would it hasten what I do to you?"
    MetalHead101on March 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould be wrong... but every line in this song sounds like its about Osama Bin Laden
    backinblack303on August 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought it was Matt's comment on what America has become because of our Government.
    HauntedKnighton September 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheres my opinion ...... the song could be saying hoe there is someone in your life that wont leave you alone and is suffercating you and does things you don't like but you jut dont have the heart to say get out of my life you are too nice too to anything about it but you just wish they would go away .....cuold be wrong but thats what i think of when i here the song
    Kakuzuon November 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could be completely wrong, but I thought it was Matt's feelings about Travis. If you watch the Shogun DVD you can tell that Travis almost caused the band to collapse, so I feel this song is targeted at him.
    silvaaaronon March 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with what Kakuzu said. I also think that the song could also be interpreted as being about cancer. The lyrics really fit both ideas.
    Gookion March 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMy impression was that it was about someone that really really hurt him, hence the "you are the thing that's killing me" part, because it feels like that when someone has broken your heart or something similar. And perhaps they are the kinda person that does it on a regular basis, hence the "you're a monster, you're built to fall" part, saying that, because they do this a lot they will fall inevitably, because they are a horrible person. Just my interpretation though.
    allthatremains1on June 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor me this song depict what is happening to me right now. I'm giving away my goodness and the desire to care for people. It all began as a fissure. Then it became part of me...deep down...the desire to deeply care for people thinking that at least some of them will care for me too...and I was wrong. I'm starting to hate it even if I don't want to. I'm starting to hate it even if it's something beautiful, because it's just "bulit to fall". Because of how good I was to people and how much I cared about everyone now my heart is leaking. And I'm searching for some kind of a button so I could "Push that button, make it end".
    theNarrator133on December 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think this song might be about himself (Whoever wrote it).
    The person it is about is doing stuff that is bad for himself, and eventually it will make the person fall.
    The bad side of the person comes to light over and over and destroyes everything that the good side of the person has created. He keeps ruining stuff for himself.
    "Push that button make it end" part, might actually be about suicide.
    I've heard that the in waves album is a lot about death
    CoreyGateson September 15, 2015   Link

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