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Glen Hansard – Falling Slowly lyrics

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've made 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 along

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  • u
    I'm in a very interesting place in my life and my perspective is quite different from what you might expect. I'm watching both of my parents die slowly. Both with dementia. I just today placed my father in hospice care when the song popped up on my ipod. "i dont know you, but i want you all the more for that" in this moment of my life I don't know this person in the hospital bed before me, but I want to know what brings you comfort. "take this sinking boat and point it home we've still got time" tthis body that's carried me through life is breaking, point me to the way home. I'll still have time to say goodbye.
  • u
    Falling in love isn't easy its an adventure. And it takes a lifetime to experince each and every turn this adventure can offer you. Truly it isn't done alone but with some by your side taking some of your pain that obviously isn't just for you anymore. Its about you and the person on the adventure of life with you. Through all love will stand and hold both our hands. :)
  • u
    Glen explains that this song is about unmarried girls who got pregnant out of wedlock. They were made to go to these catholic boarding houses to have their babies there and then give their children up for adoption. I don't know you, but I want you-the girl feels the bond with her unborn child. Falling slowly, eyes that know me-the bond a mother has when she meets her baby for the first time. So sad.
  • g
    The Song is about falling in love. And they may necessarily not have met them yet. I met the love of my life through a very hard time in my life online of all places and this was the first song he sent to me. This was how he announced to me he wanted to be more than just friends :) Almost a year later, we are stronger than ever! I love you, E. K. And forever I will!
  • j
    When I hear this song I have a completly different opinion on it than all the first person. Whenever I hear this song I cry, it has such an emotional effect on me. I think about all the people fighhting in iraq giving their loves to save our souls and their country. We have time and are capable of raising our voices, while those men and women have no time, they are spending their last seconds of their life trying to survive. We can raise our voice and stop these horrible things that happen in the world, we can turn their sinking not sunken ships around in hopes that they will return to their families. This doestn only aply to the iraq soldiers, but to every person suffering to stay alive and live to the next day so they will be able to see their families once more.

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