Song Lyric Sunday – Falling Down by Muse

I wasn’t sure what I was going to post today, but then sometime in the middle of the night, I remembered Muse!  If you’ve followed SLS for a while, you’ll know that Muse has a soft spot in my heart.  I love this band, and this song somehow speaks to me right now.  It’s slow, melodramatic and sad as hell.

I did read on a Muse wiki that Bellamy wrote the song about his hometown.  He must have really disliked that place, eh?

I always thought of it as a break up song (how is it we seem to relate every song we hear to relationships?).  I particularly like the line: “Too late I already found what I was looking for.  You know it wasn’t you.”

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy this one with a nice warm cup of coffee and dressed in something snuggly and warm.  I know I did.

I’m falling down
And 15 thousand people scream
They were all begging for your dream
I’m falling down
Five thousand houses burning down, yeah
No one is gonna save this town
Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn’t here
No, it wasn’t here
I was calling your name
But you would never hear me sing
You wouldn’t let me begin
So I’m crawling away
‘Cause you broke my heart in two, yeah
No I will not forget you
Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn’t you
No, it wasn’t you, no
Falling away
You don’t ever see me free
No, I could not forget you
Falling down
Five thousand houses burning down, yeah
No one is gonna save this town, yeah
Too late, I already found what I was looking for
You know it wasn’t you
No, it wasn’t you, no
Falling down
Now my world is upside-down, yeah
I’m heading straight for the clouds
Songwriters: Matthew James Bellamy
Falling Down lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was falling.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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18 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Falling Down by Muse

  1. Funny, I could have sworn it was a breakup song myself, but only because I wrote a song about a town in which I used to live (not my birth place, but one I lived for two years) and I hated that damn place (and it’s not like this song at all). Go figure.

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