"All the Rage Back Home" as written by and Fogarino Samuel Banks Paul J....
When she wept, I left come over my head
About, oh the feelings
And she wept, hold me again, I made no sound, oh repeating
And she swore love has never come so easily
And we went over again, my head about, oh the feeling

She said you don't need time
We changed, you won't need your maid inside
My faith won't lie
He said you don't need mine
Behave, you want to be my lady lover
Of my eighteen summers, were long
She said, you don't read minds
Be patient, you won't leave me shaking
Leave me shaking

I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
But it's all the rage back home
It's all the rage back home

When she said, love come over my head about, oh what feeling
She said, you wanna refund?
Be paid, you ought to see my face in lights
My faith won't lie
But my sweet, you don't need mine your way
Just say you'll love me, just say you'll love me
Look, she said you don't read minds
Be patient, you won't see me shaking
You have been mistaken

I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
But it's all the rage back home
Yeah, it's all the rage back home
All the rage back home
All the rage back home
All the rage back

I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
It's all the rage back home
I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
It's all the rage back home
It's all the rage back home
It's all the rage back home
It's all the rage back home
It's all the rage back home


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"All the Rage Back Home" as written by Paul Julian Banks Daniel Alexander Kessler

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  • +4
    General CommentCorrect lyrics:

    When she wept, that love come over my head abounds
    Oh, the feelings
    And she wept, hold me again, I made no sound, oh the beating
    And she swore love is never gone so easily
    And we went over again, my head abounds
    Oh, the feeling

    She said you don't need time
    Be tame, you won't need your maid inside
    My faith won't lie
    He said you don't need mine
    Behave, you want to leave my lady lover
    Of my eighteen summers, alone

    She said, you don't read minds
    Be patient, she won't leave me shaking
    Leave me shaking

    I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
    I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
    But it's all the rage back home
    It's all the rage back home

    When she said, love come over, my head abounds,
    Oh, what feeling
    She said, you wanna reply?
    Be paid, you gonna see my face in lights
    My faith won't lie
    But my sweet, you don't need mine to come away and
    Just say you love me, just say you love me alone
    She said you don't read minds
    Be patient, she won't see me shaking
    You have been mistaken

    I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
    I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
    But it's all the rage back home
    Yeah, it's all the rage back home
    All the rage back home
    All the rage back home
    All the rage back

    I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
    It's all the rage back home
    I keep falling, maybe half the time, maybe half the time
    It's all the rage back home
    It's all the rage back home
    It's all the rage back home
    It's all the rage back home
    It's all the rage back home
    obstacle2on September 30, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOkay sorry to be annoying but my boyfriend and I came up with another interpretation which I think makes the most sense: long distance relationship. The girl leaving perhaps to pursue acting or something along these lines (she tells him "you gonna see my face in lights") and the worry is of the other cheating; there's a lot of talk of "faith" in the other person, perhaps and he also says "behave" almost assuming she may be unfaithful when away to which she replies she won't: "you don't read minds" and he tells himself to "be patient - she won't leave me shaken" meaning she won't mess up or hurt him or go against her word.
    In reference to "I keep falling", this could also be used with the idea of cheating or slipping up and misbehaving and he's saying obviously tongue-in-cheek (hey, it's Paul Banks after all) that it's "all the rage back home" as if to say, hey, isn't this what's meant to happen anyway?
    obstacle2on October 01, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis to me is about a man whose youthful romantic delusions are starting to fade with maturity. The songs begins, in sound and lyric, in a kind of romantic rapture with, fittingly, the singer being almost unaccompanied. Then it kicks to life with a he said/she said structure, in which his mood of rapture is brought back to earth with the actual presence and demands of the other. The genius for me is the chorus: The "I keep falling..." sets up the idea of a happy, Beatles-esque sentiment, which is then undercut with the shift from major to minor chord and the kicker "...maybe half the time." It's a man who can't sustain the romantic illusions of his youth. The title of the songs is cryptic, but I believe refers both to the disappointment/unhappiness he feels in himself and also imposes on his partner, for whom he can no longer be the perfect poet-lover.
    saintjyon December 02, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the title, and lyric: "All the rage back home" is not intended to be interpreted as the traditional meaning of the phrase, but rather a reference to past demons. "All the rage" isn't a popular fad, it's more: "all my rage", and "Back home" is more: "in the past." Maybe he is trying to pretend that he has put all that rage behind him?

    I think it ties well into the themes of the rest of the song, which deals a lot with past mistakes in relationships.
    Pikeleton September 02, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrustrated anger messing up his creative ambitions? Source of anger is memory of the distant past, coming to realisation that his lovers didn't really love him, then rejects rational thought to ease the sense of loneliness and lost hope, goes back to a romantic picture of the past. Can't get what he wants the way he wants it; stuck between wanting the truth to feel dissolved and free from the concepts of either/or, and his fear that such a state would dissolve love too and that it might not be such a good idea even if it ends various troubles, and an inescapable overall need for love. Finally, he can't tell what's what and decides he came at it all wrong, blaming his propensity for anger. Great tune, whatever it means.
    xby45on July 24, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentiamtehmadhaton has the lyrics pretty close, but a couple corrections. Some taken from the official liner notes, (which are at times very different than what is actually sung) and some by close listening.

    "Love is never done so easily"

    He said, You don't need mine,
    behave, you wanna leave my lady lovers,
    of my 18 summers, alone?

    The liner notes use the spelling "Shaking" not "Shaken", so slightly different meaning.

    In the last verse instead of "Well I've been mistaken" it's "You've been mistaken"
    Keller27on September 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI feel the song is reflective of himself, hence how at first he talks of "my 18 summers" and his relationships through time, both with women and himself. In the first verse he's talking about one of his prominent early relationships with a girl, the girl being in a bad state and telling him to hold her again, him not saying anything. Perhaps he's fed up of this/doesn't feel as strongly as she does, or is as equally upset as her but instead of crying, is silent. This is demonstrated in how he says "Oh. the feeling" - either a feeling of love/sadness with her, or a feeling of being lost within this entire thing.

    The latter interpretation that he is somewhat at a loss with this relationship could be backed up in the second part where she tells him "you don't need time" which reminds me of a guy taking a break, needing time to think and her saying "you don't need to!" To which he says "You don't need mine (time)" and to "behave" .. perhaps in the meantime of their break.

    The rest of the song continues to be a back-forth of feelings he's experiencing, the girl, his sense of confusion "I keep falling - maybe half the time - but it's all the rage back home" - I feel like when he says "it's all the rage back home" he's almost taking the pi$$ about these feelings of love/etc not being what they're cracked out to be. Ultimately, he is confused in himself and this reflects in his relationships with the girl(s) he speaks of in this song.
    obstacle2on August 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLove this song. In the lyrics I added quotations below...

    When she went, "Love, come over",
    My head abounds,
    Oh, the feelings.
    And she wept, "Hold me again",
    I made no sound.
    Oh, the beating.
    And she swore, "Love is never gone, so easily."
    And we went over again,
    My head abounds,
    Oh, the feeling.

    She said, "You don't need time,
    Be tame, you won't meet your mate inside.
    My faith won't lie."

    He said, "You don't need mine,
    Be tame, you wanna leave my lady lovers,
    of my 18 summers, alone?"

    She said, "You don't read minds.
    Be patient, you won't leave me shaken,
    Leave me shaken."

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home,
    It's all the rage back home.

    When she said, "Love, come over",
    My head abounds,
    Oh, the feeling...

    She said, "You oughta refine, be paid,
    You wanna see my face in lights?
    My faith won't lie."

    But my sweet, you don't read minds.
    Come away and just say you love me,
    just say you love me, alone.

    She said, "You don't read minds.
    Be patient, you won't see me shaken."
    Well I've been mistaken.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home,
    It's all the rage back home.

    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home,
    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home.

    Falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home.
    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home.


    I read this as a guy who is worried about his past many loves and how that's affecting his present love.

    They are falling in love ("head abounds, oh the feelings"), but he is hesitant to love her so much ("I made no sound"). She persists ("love is never gone" i.e., I love you now and forward, implying she will stay), and she tells him not to worry about his previous lovers because she is here ("you won't meet your mate inside"... I take inside to mean, inside his mind?). She has faith in her love for him, and she will not be left "shaken". "Be patient", wait this out longer, and you'll see I won't leave you, I won't be bothered by your past, etc. Reassuring him that she's telling him the truth, because, he can't "read her mind".

    But he still doesn't believe her and remains hesitant. So he falls in love, but "maybe half the time". This reminds me of the "High Fidelity" quote where Cusack's character says he realizes he always had one foot in and one foot out the door in the relationship.

    She tells him that if he really wants this love, and for them to work ("you wanna see my face in lights?"), he's going to have to believe her. He asks her for more reassurance ("say you love me, alone"). Then he admits his disbelief still... he's been told all these things she's saying before, and love still failed ("Well, I've been mistaken").

    Not really seeing how "all the rage back home" ties into this... maybe because it's more desirable for males to have more lovers ("18 summers") than finally committing? Hmm...
    iamtehmadhaton August 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is multiple relationships. The first stanzas are about him and her.

    She calls him over.. They break up. She tells him she will love him.

    They are no more. He loves her. She loves him, the author of the song.

    She moves onto another relationship. This other person, the "he" in the song, is concerned about his previous relationships. He thinks about them. "She and he" may or may not be together.

    Time passes.. "All the rage back home". He's separated by time and distance. With the likes of Facebook, people reconnect, old flames burn and can be rekindled.

    She calls the author back home "She calls, my head abounds". She tells him, "Love come over". She was patient. He keeps falling in love with her. And she wants to be his only true love.. "Tell me you love me, alone".

    He keeps falling for her... but will it work out?
    chipseton September 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think these are the correct lyrics:

    When she went, "Hey love come over",
    My head abounds,
    Oh, the feelings.
    And she wept, "Hold me again",
    I made no sound.
    Oh, the beating.
    And she swore, "Love is never done,
    So easily."
    And we went over again,
    My head abounds,
    Oh, the feeling.

    She said,
    "You don't need time,
    Be tame,
    You won't meet your mate inside.
    My faith won't lie."

    He said,
    "You don't need mine,
    Behave,
    You wanna leave my lady lovers,
    Of my 18 summers,
    Alone?"

    She said,
    "You don't read minds.
    Be patient,
    You won't leave me shaking,
    Leave me shaking."

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home,
    It's all the rage back home.

    When she said, "Love come over",
    My head abounds,
    Oh, what feelings...

    She said,
    "You oughta refine,
    Be paid,
    You wanna see my face in lights?
    My faith won't lie."

    "But my sweet,
    You don't need mine.
    Come away,
    And just say you love me,
    Just say you love me,
    Alone."

    She said,
    "You don't read minds.
    Be patient,
    You won't see me shaking."
    You've been mistaken.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home,
    It's all the rage back home.

    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home.

    I keep falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home,
    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home.

    Falling,
    Maybe half the time,
    Maybe half the time.

    It's all the rage back home.
    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home,
    All the rage back home.
    Mingleon October 08, 2014   Link

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