Falling to the Ground

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A song, based on a true story, about a guy who believed he was alone and friendless in the world. So distraught by this, he eventually killed himself by jumping off a tall building. The irony, of course, was that at his funeral he was surrounded by his friends and loved ones. Not a cheerful song by any stretch, but it features a sublime violin solo from William and a nifty bit of axe work from myself in the final coda!

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I saw you falling to the ground
And I watched as you stood up again
Was it a day's mourning that I had found?
While the sky was so dark and pale?

I followed you through an uncertain town
I listened but you said nothing
Your eyes were strangely closed and drawn
Seeing only veins that passed across the air

You've hated the day on which you were born
And have wanted to die ever since it would seem
So you're climbing to the top
Scaling the height you felt you lacked
Hoping it ends when you drop

I saw you falling to the ground
Into the tears of those that cried for you
Ain't it strange how many friends you have
When it's too late and you've grown tired?

credits

from All Life is One, released October 2, 2015
Steven McCabe - Guitars, Keyboards
Nathanael Graham - Drums
Jair-Rohm Parker Well - Bass Guitar
William Stewart - Violin
David Lipar Jr - Vocals

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Elegant Simplicity

Underground / Melodic / Progressive Rock Band from the UK.

Formed in 1992 by guitarist/composer Steven McCabe, the band has released 20+ albums of original material and gained itself a worldwide cult following.

The current album ALL LIFE IS ONE is OUT NOW!

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"
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