"Fall At Your Feet" as written by and Neil Finn....
I'm really close tonight
And I feel like I'm moving inside her
Lying in the dark
An' I think that I'm beginning to know her
Let it go
I'll be there when you call

And whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

You're hiding from me now
There's something in the way that you're talking
Words don't sound right
But I hear them all moving inside you
Go, I'll be waiting when you call

And whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

The finger of blame has turned upon itself
And I'm more than willing to offer myself
Do you want my presence or need my help
Who knows where that might lead

I fall
Whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I fall
Whenever I fall


Lyrics submitted by JON

"Fall at Your Feet" as written by Neil Mullane Finn

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me it's a song about being willing to hang around and wait for the person you love to come to love you, even though there's a chance they never will.

    'I'm really close tonight
    And I feel like I'm moving inside her
    Lying in the dark
    I think that I'm beginning to know her
    Let it go
    I'll be there when you call'
    He feels that he knows this person more than anyone else does or ever will, and he's lying in the dark thinking about her. 'I feel like I'm moving inside her' could mean that he knows her well enough to see things from her perpective, to live her life alongside her with the insight he has. There's also the obvious sexual connotations, of course.

    'Go, I'll be waiting when you call'- she has other relationships, she's away from him, but he's going to stick around anyway, just on the offchance.

    And I'm more than willing to offer myself
    Do you want my presence or need my help
    Who knows where that might lead

    I think that these are the central lines to this song- the point at which the other images all come together and he establishes his point. They're certainly my favourite lines anyway. I think the song's about him being in love with someone who may or may not return his feelings, but either way I get the feeling they're not together. But anyway, he worships her and falls at her feet every time she calls to him, and pride isn't even an issue. Possibly my favourite song ever.
    tinfoilsallyon March 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTwo responses to such a brilliant song, Neil Finn is in my opinion the geatest songwriter of our time, and this is his finest.
    tomas_austenon April 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgain, a great song with so few responses. I think it's about a man comforting a woman. I feel like '
    The finger of blame has turned upon itself' is about her blaming herself. This song makes me think about how my man's always been there for me.
    Berrieon August 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is about a single man in a relationship with a married woman. He's trying to talk himself out of loving her, but can't help himself falling at her feet.

    She cries with him because she doesn't know what to do, and is in love with both him and her husband. The finger of blame is her feeling terrible guilt about hurting him and betraying her husband.

    The second verse is about her pulling away from him, maybe to try and fix her marriage. But he knows she'll be back in touch and he'll wait for her. It's very very depressing!
    Persiaon November 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, I've changed my mind! I think the 'finger of blame' line is him saying he blames himself for being the cause of her anguish, where previously he blamed her for hurting him. He loves her so much he will 'offer' himself in any way way she wants him.
    Persiaon November 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy god, in my filthy teenage mind, i first thought it was about having sex with someone that you loved, actually really loved.
    upon actually looking at the lyrics, i can see that maybe his girlfriend/wife has distanced herself from him, for whatever reason, but he's still there for her, if she needs
    ilikefruchocson March 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is such a sad song about a man and a woman not ready to commit but confused as to where each of them stands
    redcarson August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this late one night round a camp fire and it all fitted in place
    looby louon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis really is a briljant song which i have listened to over and over again. I think its about a man trying to comfort a woman (cause her man cheated on her, she is in pain). And then "the finger of blame has turned upon itself". They make the same mistake.
    Briljant.
    Woolfon October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit might be about cheating and pain but it sounds so lovely. it just melts you...
    Ted Maulon November 10, 2006   Link

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