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She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too

It's a long day, living in Reseda
There's a freeway running through the yard
And I'm a bad boy 'cause I don't even miss her
I'm a bad boy, for breaking her heart

Chorus:
And I'm free - free falling
Yeah I'm free - free falling

All the vampires walking through the valley
Move west down Ventura boulevard
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
And the good girls are home with broken hearts

Chorus:
And I'm free - free falling
Yeah I'm free - free falling

I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her name in the sky
I'm gonna free fall out into nothing
Gonna leave this world for a while

Chorus:
And I'm free - free falling
Yeah I'm free - free falling



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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 6:25 am
    He's a guy from the streets that knows he has the perfect girl. He pretty sure that he's in love with her. But, she doesn't like the guys he hangs out with. The guys keep badgering him saying"you don't need her... She's ms goody two shoes! " he knows how everything goes down on the streets. So, he just wants to get away from it all... And free fall! Just let his troubles float away! But, he still torn and wants her to realize he really loves her and that he's creative and special! So, he wants to tag the biggest canvas there is with her name... The sky! He's a romantic feeling stuck on the streets! Yeah! (4kp) bf
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    tboneNov 20, 2008 at 1:50 am
    This song is about hypocrisy. The man loves a woman who is a hypocrite. She loves so many good things that are honorable (America, Jesus, her mama), but with her sexuality, she falls way short (and her boyfriend too...). So, the girl is proud of herself, and her loyalties, but does not understand why she would be dumped by the boy. So, she decides he is a "bad boy" and is truly the one with the broken heart.

    The boy, on the other hand, admired the girl in many ways, but learns that she is a hypocrite, professing to love Jesus, yet sleeping around on cheap one night stands.

    The song is about hypocrisy, and the boys hatred of it. And his desire to find something better, which he knows he deserves
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    keepfallinJul 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    this boy was dating one of the sweetest girls
    she was a good girl, who rarely did anything wrong
    but she loved him
    he thought he wasn't good for her because he wasn't exactly a "good boy"
    he thought she could do better than him
    because he does drugs.
    he broke up with her, broke her heart

    he does miss her but wants it to seem like he doesn't
    because he thinks he isnt worth it
    she shouldn't miss him, so why should he miss her
    even though he does

    he spends his time with other people like him now
    he feels dark, and feels like nothing
    but thats better than trying to change himself
    he loves he and always will

    he wants to change but feels like he can't
    he wants to prove to her that he can be worth it
    that he can be better
    he wants to give her what she deserves but doesn't know how
    so for now, he will love and miss her
    but do nothing about it
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    meltrombonegirlJun 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    I think this song is about trying so hard to be at the top and once you are there is nowhere to go but down.

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