"Way To Fall" as written by Benjamin Byrne, James Paul Stelfox, James Milne Walsh and Barry Westhead....
Son
You've got a way to fall
They'll tell you where to go
But they won't know
Son
You'd better take it all
They'll tell you what they know
But they won't show
Oh
I've got something in my throat
I need to be alone
While I suffer
Son
You've got a way to kill
They're picking on you still
But they don't know
Son
You'd better wait to shine
They'll tell you what is yours
But they'll take mine
Oh
I've got something in my throat
I need to be alone
While I suffer
Oh
There's a hole inside my boat
And I need stay afloat
For the summer
Long
Oh
I've got something in my throat
I need to be alone
While I suffer
Oh
There's a hole inside my boat
And I need stay afloat
For the summer
Son
You've got to wait to fall
They'll tell you where to go
But they won't know



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"Way to Fall" as written by Benjamin Byrne Barry Westhead

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    General CommentI actually cried because of this song at the end of MGS 3. Really powerful.
    Invisible Touchon December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimply beautiful
    The Ozzmanon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits very surprising they took such an honest approach. thought id not yet played the game upon hearing it, the lyrics looked as though it would have soundeed different.

    the honest thing i think of is unwillingly being controlled. and as for big boss, the descent into what would be outer heaven (a way to fall). its more sorrowful than angst and it works much better this way.

    i get a lot of different things from this song, but first impressions are stated above. im sure there is more that will come in time.
    wickedeston December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song from this album.i love it
    clytieon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the melody between the guitar and the piano in the begining. The entire song as a whole is really good. Goes well with the game.
    DFL127on June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this when I played Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, it first really well with the ending of the game. Plus with the sad note it ended on.

    Simply brilliant.
    Flame900on August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst heard this song from the end credits of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake eater, and it's great. Really does fit with the themes at the end, which I won't spoil.
    L-Kyneon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the end credit song for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    SkyHigh87on December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you ask me it's a message against war, but that's greatly influenced by MGS3 and its many anti-war messages. I picture a war veteran/mentor (boss?) telling/warning their son/protégé (student) (snake?) about the military and war.
    Here’s my interpretation:
    (By the way, "they" are the military/government)

    Son, you've got a way to fall (a long Journey to death)
    They'll tell you where to go (they’ll order you)
    But they won't know (they don't really know what is happening around them - ignorance)

    Son, you'd better take it all (gain all of the knowledge you can)
    They'll tell you what they know
    But they won't show (...how they really fell about it - no emotion or …that they don’t know everything)

    Oh, I've got something in my throat (nervous, guilt?)
    I need to be alone (to get over it)
    While I suffer (hurt upon the recollection of the horrible past)

    Son, you've got a way to kill (you will have to kill)
    They're picking on you still (and it won’t stop)
    But they don't know (…how hard it is)

    Son, you'd better wait to shine (hide your discoveries)
    They'll tell you what is yours (they’ll tell you what to keep)
    But they take mine (they’ll take what they want… including your life)

    Oh, I've got something in my throat
    I need to be alone
    While I suffer

    (Flashback)
    Oh, there's a hole inside my boat (I’m nearing the end)
    I need stay afloat (fighting to stay alive)
    For the summer long (at least until this is over)

    Left my sweet soul (my innocence is gone)
    Beneath the bed clothes (stripped away)
    I'm not coming down (it will never come back)

    Walls have ears but (I keep warning people)
    No one hears when (nobody listens)
    Nobody's around (and they’re all dead)

    Son, you'd better wait to fall (keep on living)
    They'll tell you where to go (they still order you)
    But they won't know (…how hard it is)

    And that’s my line-to-line interpretation of way to fall…wow I spent a lot of time on that… TA DA!! I think ill use this someplace else too sooo… (c) Jason Wells lol had fun with that… I love MGS that is all. Jason OUT!
    jason65on December 10, 2006   Link
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    jason65on December 10, 2006   Link

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