She falls apart
By herself
No one there to talk or understand
Feels the same
Dries her eyes
Finds herself, opens a door and sighs

People see right through you
Everyone who knows you well
Falls apart
Might as well
Day is long and nothin' is wasted

Run away, run away
Hold you tomorrow but your goin' away
Run away, run away
Hold you tomorrow but you're leavin' today

You walk alone
By yourself
There's the sound, nothin' is changin'
They've gone away
Left you there
Emptiness in nothin' you can't share

All those words that hurt you
More than you would let it show
Comes apart
By yourself
Always well but nothing is wasted

Run away, run away
Hold on to you but you're goin' away
Run away, run away
Hold you tomorrow but your leavin' today

Sometimes I feel aroused so I cannot be down
All the time I've been on my owm
Any sound of being here
Time to wastearound a friend
I know where to runaway.
No where to run away yeah!

She falls aprt, no one there
Hold her hand and seems to disappear
Falls apart
Might as well
Day is long and nothin' is wasted

Run away, run away
Hold on to you but your goin' away
Run away, run away
Hold you tomorrow but you're leavin' today

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Falls Apart Lyrics as written by Stan Frazier Mark Mcgrath

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    General Commentyeh i always thort it was 'feels the sting.. dries her eyes'
    cos she feels that pang of hurt that we all feel...(the sting)
    i love this song... its so sad
    its about (i believe) a girl who hides her real emotions and pretty much breaks down when she gets alone
    only the people who knew her well.... could see the real ehr
    but they all went away and "left you there"
    its an extremely sad song
    my fave. line is "hold her hand it seems to disappear"
    regan_89on June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCan someone tell me what this song is really about? E-mail me at
    alyndaon January 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just think this some is about someone going through rough times. Where you feel like you have no one you can tell, because no one will understand... "feels sustained, dries her eyes, finds herself, opens the door and sighs, people see right through you, every one who knew you well, falls apart.." It basically feeling like no one understands your problems....think of it in regards to this quote...."My problems are mine and I am the only man alive who can sustain them"...the concept of being misunderstood.
    Dade322on February 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is from a guys point of view on a depressed girls life. "She falls apart by herself" someone who fakes a smile by when they say "no one there" and i think itys about how people are realizing it and that she can't it anymore
    sassymaddyon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the love the person has for this one girl. She's depressed and wants to just die, but the person cares for her. They want to be there for them, even though she is very depressed. It's a very good song
    TasChiBandGirlon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeen in love w/this song forever. I think this guy sees that this girl has nowhere to turn. She feels abandoned(comes apart by yourself), with no one to share her feelings and problems with(no one's there to talk or understand). The only way out she sees is to leave all her problems. He has feelings and empathy for her, but doesn't know how-or doesn't have the courage- to reach out to her.
    bizzysignalon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits about me. falling apart.
    starry sighson June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe actual meaning of this song is, well, meaningless to anyone other than Mark McGrath himself. What you interpret the song as is what it means. What the song means to you, personally, is the real meaning. That's the beauty of any art form; the multiple ways it can be interpreted, or, in this case, the the multiple situations that its listeners can put it into and say "Hey, this song's about me!" somthin clever, you're the one who's "really wrong". As for the kicks ass. Peace!
    mavrikzon July 19, 2002   Link
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    Insane_Jon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Sugar Ray song. For me what it means is like a lot of you said. This girl and guy fall in love, and this girl falls into a sort of depression, and this guy is trying to do all he can because he knows. Possibly she's verbally abused by a parent (all those words that hurt you, more than you will let it show). Like "Everyone sees right through you" like, everyone in her life knows the happiness is fake or she's being fake, and he's the only one who knows the real her. Like about her hand disappearing and such, he feels he's loosing her, but isn't sure what to do because in a sense he's feeling lonely, but isn't sure what to do because she won't open up enough to him. I don't know...*kinda* reminds me of myself in a way and my ex...
    bubbles42006on August 14, 2002   Link

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