Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman
into_the_wild

:: 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
Subscribe

  • A Complete Quantum of the Seas Experience

    Since the last Royal Caribbean Cruise trip ended abruptly with a COVID scare, I was determined to use the cruise credits for another trip before the…

  • :: 2016 Trip to Rajasthan, India ::

    :: 2016 Trip to Rajasthan, India :: My most recent trip to Rajasthan, India was a fantastic trip for me. It reinforced what I decided to set…

  • :: Trip to Chiang Mai ::

    :: Trip to Chiang Mai :: Since last year, I have started on a series of road trips. Whether by car (like in Iceland, Spain, Australia, etc)…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments