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  1. The Fall

From the album Say My Name

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The Fall resulted from a dream, or rather, a few vivid images. Upon waking, I knew the images represented my fall from grace. Ultimately, the song is a celebration of survival. Somehow we all will survive.

Lyrics

The woman in my dream was falling
Her dress billowed in white as she fell
While I shielded my son’s eyes
I could not look away
The woman in my dream was me

She tried dancing on the ledge
The pedestal, the edge too narrow
Before her long way down
Did she leap, did she know, the cost down below?
Was her fate sealed before her final step?

The woman in my dream was falling
She had spoken truth, everything gave way
Though her burden’s lifted now
Gauntlets lay below
Innocence lost at any age

She’d tried dancing on the ledge
The pedestal, the edge too narrow
Before her long way down
Did she leap, did she know, the cost down below?
Was her fate sealed before that final step?

Gathering crowds would make up their minds
Knowing so little as we do all the time
Some find grace, some cast stones
Each of our stories so close to the bone

She tried dancing on the ledge
The pedestal, the edge too narrow
Before her long way down
Did she leap, did she know, the cost down below?
Was her fate sealed before her final step?

The woman in my dream was falling
But her eyes were clear, knowing she would survive
Knowing we all survive
Knowing we all survive
Somehow we all will survive