"Fallen" as written by and Jared Leto....
Yeah, I've been to Jupiter
And I've fallen through the air
I used to live out on the moon
But now I'm back here down on Earth

Why are you here?
Are you listening?
Can you hear what
I am saying?
I am not here
I'm not listening
I'm in my head
And I'm spinning

Is this who you are?
(Is this who you are?)
Some sweet violent urge
A weak fallen man
(A weak fallen man)
With the promise of an end

All the pretty people die
Innocence is out of style
All the whores have gone away
Now there's nothing left for me (now there's nothing)

Why are you here?
Are you listening?
Can you hear what
I am saying?
I am not here
I'm not listening
I'm in my head
And I'm spinning

Is this who you are?
(Is this who you are?)
Some sweet violent urge
A weak fallen man
(A weak fallen man)
With the promise of an end

Is this who you are?
(Is this who you are?)
Some sweet violent urge
A weak fallen man
(A weak fallen man)
With the promise of an end


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"Fallen" as written by Jared Leto

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    General CommentHere's what I think this song means...

    Yeah, I've been to Jupiter
    And I've fallen through the air
    I used to live out on the moon
    But now I'm back here down on earth
    [Maybe this person (let's call it "he") was "out of it" for a while. Depressed, confused, or living under a rock for a while because he just didn't care about the bad place the world is. He decides that it's time to show himself and come back to reality. This also adds to the theme of 30stm itself...]

    Why are you here?
    Are you listening?
    Can you hear what I am saying?
    I am not here, I'm not listening
    I'm in my head and I'm spinning
    [He remembers what people have said to him before. Why are you under that rock? Why are you so depressed? Are you paying attention to anything happening? Can you hear me asking you this? He answers in his head that he is NOT listening (which is a bit sarcastic since he's answering the question) and that he is absorbed by his own mind. He's confused about everything and he doesn't know if he wants to care or not. This is what is described by the spinning.]

    Is this who you are?
    Some sweet violent urge
    A weak fallen man
    With the promise of an end?
    [He's asking himself who he is (which also adds to the theme of 30stm). Is he a soul trapped in this dark abyss where he always has the urge to break out, but he can't? Is he weak, does he have a purpose in life? Is his life about to end soon? What is the purpose?]

    All the pretty people died
    Innocence is out of style
    All the whores have gone away
    Now there's nothing left for me
    [He decides to get over himself and explore this world he left a long time ago. The world is just as bad, if not worse, as it was when he left it. It's not "cool" to be innocent. All the people that were beautiful inside have died and become cruel people. All the "whores" have gone away from the innocent place he used to call home and moved onto bigger, badder things. There's nothing left for him anymore because all of the things he remembered of earth were gone from his home. It was now filled with cruel, different things that he didn't understand.]

    I'm not really sure this is correct, but I always thought of this song as being about a confused, lost soul that left the earth for a while then came back to find that earth was no better than where he came from. It could also possibly be talking about growing up and how people become less innocent as they become older...
    keyodieon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust downloaded the album, and I plan on buying it when i get the chance, awesome band. This is my second fave song by them. Fave line/s:
    "I am not here, I'm not listening
    I'm in my head and I'm spinning"
    blinkbomberon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah so this is why they thank maynard james keenan (Tool) in the album booklet. great cd. definitely a must have. agree w/blinkbomber on favorite line
    30STM_ruleson October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means to me that: human nature is to be wrong-doing and pleasure-seeking "Innocence is out of style" "Is This who you are?.......A weak fallen man"
    vertgforceson December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about an inner conflict of some one because of the line "I'm in my head and I'm spinning" but thats just one of my opinions of this song im accualy not quite sure what its about but its an amazing song
    maxgreenon December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, I can't believe there's not more comments on this song than there is. I love it.
    babygrl814on February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with maxgreen. It could be an inner conflict.

    "Why are you here, are you listening? Can you hear what I am saying? I am not here, I'm not listening... I'm in my head and I'm spinning." Sounds like he's talking to himself in a sense. As if he has someone else inside him. When he repeats it, it's like he's frustrated or something with whoever he's talking to and then the voice that replies(which could be in his head) is calm. And "Is this who you are? Some sweet violent urge. A weak fallen man with the promise of an end?" is almost like he's reprimanding himself or something. But that's just what I think. I have an idea on the second verse though. But oh well. I could be wrong. I've never tried to interpret a song before. All in all, it's a great song. My personal favorite is The Fantasy.
    Faded_Enigmaon February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNever really thought of it as an inner struggle. but it seems to make sense.
    abeautifulliex9on March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's what I think this song means...

    Yeah, I've been to Jupiter
    And I've fallen through the air
    I used to live out on the moon
    But now I'm back here down on earth
    [Maybe this person (let's call it "he") was "out of it" for a while. Depressed, confused, or living under a rock for a while because he just didn't care about the bad place the world is. He decides that it's time to show himself and come back to reality. This also adds to the theme of 30stm itself...]

    Why are you here?
    Are you listening?
    Can you hear what I am saying?
    I am not here, I'm not listening
    I'm in my head and I'm spinning
    [He remembers what people have said to him before. Why are you under that rock? Why are you so depressed? Are you paying attention to anything happening? Can you hear me asking you this? He answers in his head that he is NOT listening (which is a bit sarcastic since he's answering the question) and that he is absorbed by his own mind. He's confused about everything and he doesn't know if he wants to care or not. This is what is described by the spinning.]

    Is this who you are?
    Some sweet violent urge
    A weak fallen man
    With the promise of an end?
    [He's asking himself who he is (which also adds to the theme of 30stm). Is he a soul trapped in this dark abyss where he always has the urge to break out, but he can't? Is he weak, does he have a purpose in life? Is his life about to end soon? What is the purpose?]

    All the pretty people died
    Innocence is out of style
    All the whores have gone away
    Now there's nothing left for me
    [He decides to get over himself and explore this world he left a long time ago. The world is just as bad, if not worse, as it was when he left it. It's not "cool" to be innocent. All the people that were beautiful inside have died and become cruel people. All the "whores" have gone away from the innocent place he used to call home and moved onto bigger, badder things. There's nothing left for him anymore because all of the things he remembered of earth were gone from his home. It was now filled with cruel, different things that he didn't understand.]

    I'm not really sure this is correct, but I always thought of this song as being about a confused, lost soul that left the earth for a while then came back to find that earth was no better than where he came from. It could also possibly be talking about growing up and how people become less innocent as they become older...
    keyodieon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think youre right. [person above me]
    and this is deffinately one of my favorites on the first cd
    :]
    whytalktostepheon May 27, 2007   Link

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