New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

I once knew a guy, obsessed with the afterlife
Oh what a terrible day that was, he realized he'd wasted all his time
Time was ticking by, and he'd been left behind
And as the clock tick-tocked his heart did stop and everything he had was f****d
And we know not what we do (Can you hear them call?)
Will we ever make it through?
As they watch us fall from the sky to the ground to the see
Woe is me, woe is me, no one will save you now
We can only look away (away!)We'll not be victims there'll be no victims of to speak
And only then will we be free
And up will rise the meek
And when we fall we will fall together
No one will catch us so we'll catch ourselves
And where we roam we will roam forever
No one will understand what we meant
The beaten and the bruised, forsaken, the abused
Oh what a glorious day we'll have rising up and claiming all our dues
The day will come as sure as the ever-setting sun
All of those that self-imposed will find themselves so indisposed
And we know not what we do (Can you hear their call?)
Will we ever make it through?
As they watch us fall from the sky to the ground to the sea
Woe is me, woe is me, no one will save you now
We can only look away (away!)
We will not be victims there'll be no victims of to speak
And only then will we be free
And up will rise the meek
Now, with the line drawn in the wet sand
You need to tell us where to stand
Sitting waiting watching rotting everything they warned us of is true
Now tell me what we're all supposed to do
They're coming after all of us with everything they've got
With the fury of a soldier who will answer to his God
So how will we fight? All we have is logic and love on our side



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/streetlight_manifesto/we_will_fall_together.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    0
    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 12:25 am
    Don't waste your time. You only live once. We don't know too much about the afterlife. Can't count on god or anyone else to 'save' us. We 'roamed all our lives' so we can continue to roam, we have that power even after we're dead: we can face what ever comes after life.
    I don't know all the biblical reasons for this song but I think this is what it means on simple terms.
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 11:09 am
    It's basically refering to two opposing view points, whether they be the band's vs society's or religious tradition vs secular modernism, on death, afterlife, etc. On one side, you can spend your whole life being "safe" so as to ensure a rewarding afterlife (which is logical if you truly believe you only live once and then the "afterlife" is the rest of eternity), but on the other hand you can live a rich life full of risks and experiences but then st. Peter might not let you through the pearly gates.
    The way the band portrays these two viewpoints, it's as if they are the ones living the "rich, fulfilling, yet risky lives" and they are observing others waste their time here on earth. The pre-chorus is meant to be a sarcastic, yet lighthearted response to christian beliefs saying that because they've enjoyed their lives, they're going to hell or perhaps a purgatory-like state when in fact they believe that when people stop following these outdated dogmas, they will no longer be victims to religion and invaribly be "free".
    The chorus (and when we fall.) is meant purely to be a sarcastic retort to christianity saying that when they "fall" from god's good graces, they will be strong enough to catch themselves. And by "roam", they mean roaming hell or purgatory or whatever you believe happens to sinners, but in their case, they see it as like "we've roamed all our lives, so we can roam for the rest of eternity".
    The final verse is sort of a call to listeners. Pick a side. They use the phrase "line drawn in the wet sand" as another use of sarcasm implying the capricious nature of the stand-off. The final lines imply that the people chose to side with religion and now they are trying to seek out the band and make them pay. Finally, the singer sarcastically wonders out loud how they will ever win when they only have "logic and love".
    It's quite well written if you ask me.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×