Eyes are falling
Lips are falling
Hair is falling to the ground
Slowly, softly
Falling, falling
Down in silence to the ground
All the world is falling, falling
All the blue
From me and you
Tear drops falling to the ground
Tear drops
I'm talkin' 'bout your tear drops
For instance
Oh my mama
She's been falling
Falling down for quite some time
And oh my papa
He's been falling
Falling down for quite some time
Oh my friends
I've watched them falling
Falling softly to the ground
Oh the leaves
The Leaves are falling
Down in silence to the ground
Is this the rapture?
Is this the rapture?
Why don't you tell me
Is this the rapture?
Is this the rapture?
Our father who art in heaven
For the kingdom, the power, the glory, yours
Now and forever

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Rapture song meanings
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    General CommentInstead of rising, the "Rapture" here is a universal falling -- sorrow, and even death, become central to transcendent experience.
    Professor Mon October 27, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI think he makes the end sound graceful, in a sad way. I doubt it shall be graceful, but the things Antony can make you think with his amazing and hypnotic voice...
    Kymophobiaon April 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think antony use the rapture talked in the bible to represent death. I hear this song, and hear these words, and the sure to me: it's about death

    such beautiful words
    Narayanon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.
    sounddon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentheard it by watching animal factory where he sings it , better there, but his voice is powerful all the time.
    It really fits in with the film actually, about falling out of grace and the like.
    maddilneon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment@ Narayan -- The Bible doesn't mention the Rapture. It first existed as a doctrine in the 17th Century, and wasn't a popular idea until the 19th -- in both cases based on ambiguities in English translations. By now, though, it's enough of a popular trope in the U.S. to be used non-dogmatically as metaphor.
    Professor Mon June 18, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI definitely think this is about death, in general.. Wondering what the meaning of life is, is this the rapture? Why is everyone and everything dying? Why does it have to happen? and he ends it by sort of says "well, god, the power is yours, it always has been.. it's never been ours"... It's like an epiphany, that we're powerless, and all headed to the same place.. but he expresses it in such a beautiful way.. it's amazing.
    sullenityon February 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song in about human nature and how it's upredictable.Many people can "fall" in front of itself because the discovery can be shocking.But in the end we have no fault because we are the will of God...now and forever...
    undomiel84on November 21, 2013   Link

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