Tell me how you seek your man
And tell me all your secret spells
Tell me how you learn
To tell by his voice that he fell

I know a ghost will walk through walls
Yet I am just a man still learning how to fall

Try to re-imagine me
And I’ll re-invent myself
Still I remember scenes
Of when you looked at someone else

I know a ghost can walk through the wall
Yet I am just a man still learning how to fall

When you start doubting me
Then I start to doubt myself
And never look through me
Cause I’ll keep close to myself

I know a ghost can walk through the wall
Yet I am just a man still learning how to fall

I am what I am
And what I am is who I am
I know what I know
And all I know is that I fell
If only I could walk through walls
Then maybe I would tell who I was
Yet I am just a man still learning how to fall


Lyrics submitted by Sepulchrave

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    General CommentReally incredible song, the guy's voice is amazing, it might be very strange or even strung out, but he does sing it perfectly and conveys all the pain the fall has brought to him.
    It's all about depression and the personality crisis usually associated with it.
    alescon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt times his voice does irritate me a little, as it can get off key, but I do think it fits their music. To me I think it could have to do with feeling inept around someone you admire very much so.
    tickingclockon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe is still learning how to "fall" in love. He wants her attention but she looks right through him because her expectations are far too great. She wants him to be too many people at once therefor she can look through him like a ghost but he does not have the ability to walk through walls like a ghost. He is still learning how to fall in love
    Fried Ice Creamon July 15, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me and maybe I'm reading too much into.. but.. It reeks of the Metaphysical..
    The protagonist is asking the girl about her contact with the fallen, via her "magic spells" and wants to know how she knows they are who they say they are, just from hearing their voices.. The protagonist is saying "I'm just a man, still learning how to fall" meaning he is not yet as proficient at falling from grace, as a fallen angel would be. Therefore, protagonist does not know - through his own experience - that she is in fact communicating with real, honest to God, fallen angels, which is why he wants to know her magic spells. He knows that "ghosts walk through walls", but that is about the extent of his knowledge, in this area.
    To me, the overall "Vibe" of the track suggests a metaphysical aspect, to the song.
    That is my two cents.. What I hear, anyway.. Peace.
    paulocauon November 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is constantly in my head. I'm a cashier and all day at work, I'm just singing the chorus again and again. The customers must think I'm crazy, but this song is just THAT good.
    Sepulchraveon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song i love this albums layers
    pokemostaron April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you dont like his voice, dont listen to it...its really not that difficult. i think his voice works perfectly with the song and he conveys the meaning of the song perfectly
    Drewb18c1on March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentties in with the album's overall theme of being injured, as Kazu was when she was thrown off the horse -- with much deeper meanings attached, of course
    scrimshawon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti would love to be tortured with this song.
    PillarOfSalton November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthis voice is perfect...it has that blonde redhead feeling to it...no one can imitate...torture away...
    AcidConspiracyon January 24, 2007   Link

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