"In The Fade" as written by and Mark/homme Lanegan....
Cracks in the ceiling, crooked pictures in the hall
Countin' and breathin', I'm leaving here tomorrow
They don't know I never do you any good
Laughin' is easy, I would if I could

Ain't gonna worry
Just live till you die, want to drown
With nowhere to fall into the arms of someone
There's nothing to save I know
You live till you die

Live till you die, I know

Loosing feelin', but I couldn't get the way ?
Countin' and breathin', disappearin' in the fade
They don't know I never do you any good
Stoppin' and stayin', I would if I could

Ain't gonna worry
Just live till you die, want to drown
With nowhere to fall into the arms of someone
There's nothing to save I know
You live till you die


Lyrics submitted by OwnPersonalDemon, edited by TeenageRiot33, Se77n, TheBronze, thomasjohn, frogmaster, pikoliu, travismwh

"In the Fade" as written by Mark William Lanegan Josh Homme

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  • +7
    General CommentIt's a guy leaving a lady.

    "They don't know, I'd never do you any good. Laughing is easy, I would... If I could"

    He know he isn't right for her, he or they know something has happened between them that nobody else does. Maybe they know they aren't for each other.

    "I wanna drown, with nowhere to fall into the arms of someone"

    He feels remorse for something, he wants to pay for his sins and really be punished for what ever it is.
    johnnyratbastardon July 08, 2007   Link
  • +5
    General Commentjust wanted to appreciate the amazing bassline of this song. brilliant.
    ahab3on May 15, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General Commentwhat do you mean is queens really over? hell no.
    onethousandnailson January 05, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentMark was definitely the right choice to sing this song. I couldn't see Josh singing this and giving it the same effect (meaning the melodic, dreamy effect), thought his backup vocals certainly add to the song.
    Great song.
    nolimit24on November 12, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCORRECT LYRICS:

    Cracks in the ceiling, crooked pictures in the hall
    Countin' and breathin', I'm leaving here tomorrow
    They don't know, I'd never do you any good
    Laughin is easy, I would if I could

    Ain't gonna worry
    Just live till you die, I wanna drown
    With nowhere to fall into the arms of someone
    There's nothing to save and I know
    You live till you die

    Loosing a feelin', that I couldn't give away
    Countin and breathin, disappearin in the fade
    They don't know, I'd never do you any good
    Stoppin and stayin, I would if I could
    ROCKBLUESFUNKon January 13, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmark is a full-time member now by the way

    yeah - go check out screaming trees, you wont regret it, though it cant measure up to QOTSA
    uncletommyon March 31, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this is one of QOTSA's best songs. Love it.
    ars musicaon April 28, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlthough I haven't taken the time to analyze every detail, in a very general sense this is what "In the Fade" means to me:

    In spite of all our attempts to hold on to life, we simply cannot. In spite of all our worrying over death, there is nothing we can do to prevent the inevitable.

    The author realizes this, and instead of fighting it or denying such a stark reality, he embraces death as a friend--whenever it comes.

    I think it's a beautiful sentiment. I actually find a triumphant sense of peace every time I hear him say:

    "Ain't gonna worry...there's nothing to save, and I know...you live till you die"

    That's all there is, my friends. We might as well come to terms with it and make the best of our days above ground.
    readmedotexeon April 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome,its sung by part time member Mark Lanegan,formerly of Screaming trees. Chech this out!
    OwnPersonalDemonon January 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure its about sitting in pretty much in a hotel room with a girl, staring up at the ceiling, knowing that you're gonna leave her the next day. Even tho you like her, its gotta end sometime and even tho your happy at the moment your gonna have to have a period of rough times till you find someone new.
    themeton February 11, 2006   Link

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