"Ready For a Fall" as written by and Paul Josef Olsson....
You sit there in my shadows
And you call it your relief
Don`t be the one with bad eyes for
The things that I could see
Don`t give me that

The darkness has no armor
Need protection from the air
High hopes through time passing
When I see I want you there

I can`t believe
You`re the one for me
If it was this easy to find you
I should be ready for a fall
I should be ready for a fall

Now my wonders rally
Around the person I once was
Like a bird that I`ve been helping
Hope you`re healed and strong
You never know when you might have to fly

Where will you go after me
Where will you go after I set you free
And I don`t know you from a page in my book
Though I should
Though I should

I can`t believe
You`re the one for me
If it was this easy to find you
I should be ready for a fall
I should be ready for a fall

Where will you go after me
Where will you go after I set you free
And I don`t know you from a page in my book
Though I should


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"Ready For A Fall" as written by Paul Olsson

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    General CommentI completely adore this song. It has so much emotion in it.
    insatiableon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!!! i first heard it on the "dawsons creek" cd and i cant miss a day without listening to this song. makes you want to call your girl and tell her how much she means to you and how much you love her.
    fridays_child29on October 17, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationI have always liked this song and never really paid attention to the lyrics, but now that I have I am not so sure it really is a love song. This is my interpretation, I would love to hear some feedback!

    I have copied the lyrics and then written my interpretation below as appropriate:

    "You sit there in my shadows
    And you call it your relief
    Don`t be the one with bad eyes for
    The things that I could see
    Don`t give me that"

    You say you are relieved to receive less attention than me
    Don't tell me you can’t see what I can see — the truth is you are depressed

    "The darkness has no armor
    Need protection from the air
    High hopes through time passing
    When I see I want you there "

    You are in a dark place (depression) and you are vulnerable, you need to be protected from the outside world.
    I have hope that you will heal with time
    I hope that one day you will see what I see

    "I can`t believe
    You`re the one for me
    If it was this easy to find you
    I should be ready for a fall
    I should be ready for a fall "

    I don’t think you are the one for me, because if you were I should be falling for you and I’m not.

    "Now my wonders rally
    Around the person I once was
    Like a bird that I`ve been helping
    Hope you`re healed and strong
    You never know when you might have to fly "

    I am amazed at who I used to be.
    I hope by now you have recovered from your depression.

    "Where will you go after me
    Where will you go after I set you free
    And I don`t know you from a page in my book
    Though I should
    Though I should "

    I have left you so you are now free to do what ever you want without any worries — what are you going to do?
    I realized that I never really knew who you are, though I should have.
    eliza92on November 19, 2012   Link

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