You give me that look that's like laughing
With liquid in your mouth
Like you're choosing between choking
And spitting it all out
Like you're trying to fight gravity
On a planet that insists
That love is like falling
And falling is like this

Feels like reckless driving when we're talking
It's fun while it lasts, and it's faster than walking
But no one's going to sympathize when we crash
They'll say "you hit what you head for, you get what you ask"
And we'll say we didn't know, we didn't even try
One minute there was road beneath us, the next just sky

I'm sorry I can't help you, I cannot keep you safe
I'm sorry I can't help myself, so don't look at me that way
We can't fight gravity on a planet that insists
That love is like falling
And falling is like this.


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    this song to me is really liberating. i think it's about giving into love that you've been denying yourself. (i cannot keep you safe...) but it's also about being unaware of how or when it happened at all...and it's not angry, and it's not ecstatic, it's just there.

    sara_rachelon June 21, 2002   Link
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    To me, this song is more about head-over-heels lust than lasting love. It's about enjoying the giddiness of the new relationship all while knowing it's not forever.

    Berberrieson February 06, 2005   Link
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    No one commented on this yet??? This song is so good. You can really feel the emotion in every word she says...i love this song

    sierra80on June 12, 2002   Link
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    i like this song because it's not about unreciprocated love or a bad breakup

    ChrissyTinaon June 14, 2002   Link
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    this is one of the first ani songs I ever liked. it is so sweet. I want this to related to my life!

    spiCheLon August 14, 2002   Link
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    falling in love... such a beautiful and hurtful thing.

    LyricalGroupie1on May 11, 2003   Link
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    this song perfectlyu descripes every feeling about this guy, im madly in love wiht him, adn he loves me but he cant get himself together, i keep showing him that hes jsut fighting gravity, and thats no somthing that you can do

    intoodeepon April 09, 2004   Link
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    the way I see it, it's like a "too hot to handle" type of falling in love. passionate-bordering-to-crazy type of fallin g in love

    odinnaon May 25, 2006   Link
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    These two people want eachother, and they're both kind of aware of how unstable the naive head-over-heels love thing is. it's just about how irrational and weakening of a feeling it is and .. wow, it pretty much speaks for itself. Ani's songs are so well written they don't even need interpretation.

    This is just such a good fuckin' song!

    knottyrideron June 22, 2006   Link
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    they're both head-over-heels for each other and know that they cant help it. and are both trying to act like they dont know. they both know its going to end badly but want to carry on right up until it does.

    xjenixon June 24, 2006   Link

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