Back and forth, I sway with the wind
Resolution slips away again
Right through my fingers, back into my heart
Where it's out of reach and it's in the dark
Sometimes I think I'm blind
Or I may be just paralyzed
Because the plot thickens every day
And the pieces of my puzzle keep crumblin' away
But I know, there's a picture beneath
Indecision clouds my vision
No one listens...
Because I'm somewhere in between
My love and my agony
You see, I'm somewhere in between
My life is falling to pieces
Somebody put me together
Layin' face down on the ground
My fingers in my ears to block the sound
My eyes shut tight to avoid the sight
Anticipating the end, losing the will to fight
Droplets of "yes" and "no"
In an ocean of "maybe"
From the bottom, it looks like a steep incline
From the top, another downhill slope of mine
But I know, the equilibrium's there
Indecision clouds my vision
No one listens
Because I'm somewhere in between
My love and my agony
You see, I'm somewhere in between
My life is falling to pieces
Somebody put me together


Lyrics submitted by jt

Falling To Pieces song meanings
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    General CommentBy the way, I think the video makes it clear that this song is intended to make fun of 'woe is me', pretentious, humourless songs. Look at the way he mouths "droplets of 'yes' and 'no' in an ocean of maybe" in the video. It's clear he's taking the piss.
    I mean, it's arguably one of the most funk-tastic songs they've recorded, so I think the lyrics are meant to be taken as ironic. The band The Smiths did the same sort of thing...
    smug_as_a_bugon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust like to add that this song was used on the soundtrack for "Black Hawk Down", a truly magnificent film, & what a great song to go with it!
    Cathzon April 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I think it's about those times in your life when you're absolutely frustrated and everything seems to be going wrong, but most of the time it's your inner demons causing this, as everything around you is ok. So on a personal level you are torn, but your surroundings are great, and I think that's what Mike's referring to by being in between.
    Sikabekanikoon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, i kind of agree with sikabekaniko... basically a song about frustration with ones self, loss of direction, never meeting your own expectations..... he's lost in a world of unknowns, lost in indecision... anyone ever go through a depressed phase? the song explains it perfectly
    Schr4nzon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song...i agree with Schr4nz...love the "indecision clouds my vision" lyric.
    PJSteveon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMike Patton =
    x_tank_kitten_xon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment>.< My previous comment was trying to say Mike Patton =
    x_tank_kitten_xon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment!!!!!!! Mike Patton = the sex.
    x_tank_kitten_xon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my personal favourites. I love just how overdramatic it all is.
    smug_as_a_bugon September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to have elements of mental illness in it - paranoia, depression, schizophrenia...

    Sounds like sikabekaniko is on to something. The voice of the song says that his life is falling to pieces, when everything he says indicates that it's just his mind that's falling apart.
    Maybe it's a bit of social commentary on Patton's behalf.
    GotMeNowon November 19, 2006   Link

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