Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman

:: Falling Slowly ::

:: Falling Slowly ::

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'll make 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 have a choice

You've made it now

Falling slowly sing your melody

I'll sing it loud


I am intrigued by the lyrics, which, upon closer inspection
Turns out to be more poetic, especially after the first glance.
With "games that never amount to more than they're meant,
Will play themselves out", it seems like a bleak song with a
Bleak scenario, and the "falling slow", is not just about falling in
Love, but also a metaphor of a sinking ship, or an ill-fated love?
"Take this sinking boat and point it home, we've still got time"
Probably affirms this notion - that there is no happy ever after.
Then, could it be that while the singer directs the other party
To move to shore, and then while the other party has "made it now",
The singer instead is "falling slowly" into the waters, and hence
He sings it loud?

I wonder.
Tags: musing, poetry, song

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