"Falling Slowly" as written by and Glen James/irglova Hansard....
I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You've made it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

Lyrics submitted by remembermaine, edited by siliconyoda

"Falling Slowly" as written by Glen Hansard Colm Macconiomaire

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    General CommentI have a live DVD of them at the Artists Den in toronto, and on this song Hansard said this song is about arguing with your girlfriend the entire way to a party, and when your there, you look across the room and see a beautiful women that leaves you speechless and your instantly in love. Then you realize it's your girlfriend.

    Don't know if that's what I get from the song, but whatever. It's still amazing!
    AnonymousJacksonon December 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI fell in love with this song immediately after I heard it. I'm using it for a project and it fits so perfectly with the hopeless romantic theme I have going.

    When I listen to this song I get the feeling that everyone will end up with their soulmates even if it happens very slowly and gradually.

    Glen and Marketa's voices together are perfection.
    brittypoo1on November 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI was just watching a video of an in studio appearance The Swell Season did for Last.fm where Glen Hansard said that this song was about redemption. Basically, trying to fix something that is broke, and then, if you can't fix it, sending it on it's way. [Watch the video here - youtube.com/… ]

    I think that fits perfectly with the lyrics (of course). Anyway, Swell Season is amazing, and Glen Hansard did a great job writing such a beautiful piece! Glen and Marketa are both very talented people!
    DudeGuyon February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOut of the three studio recording of this song, this is by far the best. Glen Hansard is an amazing songwriter, and with Marketa Irgova, is unstoppable! :)
    one_irish_roveron January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous...this song makes me cry...
    toxicwasteforbrainson June 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.
    dustybreezeon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm still not quite sure what this song means to me. But I luv it!!!! Its such a beautifully unique song!
    HopeKillsFearon April 26, 2010   Link

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