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Tonight I'm so alone
This sorrow takes a hold
Don't leave me here so cold
(Never want to be so cold)

Your touch used to be so kind
Your touch used to give me life
I've waited all this time
I've wasted so much time

Don't leave me alone
'Cause I barely see at all
Don't leave me alone

[Chorus:]
I'm falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths
Can I ever go back?
Dreaming of the way it used to be
Can you hear me?
Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths
Can I ever go back?
Falling inside the black
Falling inside
Falling inside
The black

You were my source of strength
I've traded everything
That I love for this one thing
(Stranded in the offering)

Don't leave me here like this
Can't hear me scream from the abyss
And now I wish for you, my desire

Don't leave me alone
'Cause I barely see at all
Don't leave me alone

I'm falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths
Can I ever go back?
Dreaming of the way it used to be
Can you hear me?
Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths
Can I ever go back?
Falling inside the black
Falling inside
Falling inside
The black
Black
Black
Black

Falling in the black (Black, black, black...)
Slipping through the cracks (Cracks, cracks...)

Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths
Can I ever go back?
Dreaming of the way it used to be
Can you hear me?
Falling in the black
Slipping through the cracks
Falling to the depths
Can I ever go back?

Falling inside the black
(Can you hear me?)
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Falling inside the black
Falling inside
Falling inside
The black



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  • ParrotPie
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    ParrotPieFeb 5, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    I think you can interpret the song either like Kurogari No Hime did, or like SkilletFreak2021, it just depends whether or not you want to interpret it the religious way.
    In my opinion most of their songs are like that, that's what makes them so great ...
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 10:00 am
    I've waited all this time,
    I've wasted so much time:-

    All the time he has waited and wasted to finally turn back to god who gives him life and everything else mentioned, and he's begging as though he needs to, (we all do it in times of desperation) for god not to forsake him because he has come to the climax of his wrong doings and realized that he is indeed slipping through the cracks (whilst leaving space for the devil) and does not want to fall so deep that he cannot come out... Black represents darkness... It is essentially a song of 'realization' and 'desperation'.
  • f
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    Furusaku-sansApr 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    just because it doesn't say anything about God doesn't mean its not about God. The song means that he wants God so badly that if he doesn't have him, he surrenders or falls into the darkness (aka Satan). He is trying to say that he wants and needs God in his life.
  • LyricsArePoetry
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    LyricsArePoetryFeb 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    I agree that this song is about depression. I thought that the first time I heard it, before I knew Skillet are a Christian band. And now I do know it, I still wouldn't give it a Christian reading because I don't think it has one. I can see why other people think it does, I just disagree.

    It's such an emotive and powerful song, however you read it. A friend of mine and I were discussing this song the other day and how we think it's like he's screaming silently. Like when you reach the level of darkness and desperation that you can't actually ask for help or for someoen to listen to you but in your head you're still screaming for those things.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    The song is about how he needs god to save him. That he has turned away from god and has sinned, and now needs to turn back to god.

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