Daily Archives: February 23, 2013

Radio XVI, side B, track 3: “How Can I Fall” by Breathe

Breathe How Can I FallOh, Breathe, I was talking with a friend of mine at work the other day about this blog, and he ran across the previous post I’d written about this particular song, and there was that spark of recognition that I’ve come to love about this blog when someone has that sudden memory of a long-forgotten song and you’re suddenly transported back to the last time you heard it.  And as we were talking about this song, I said “Ya know, I think Breathe might have been my favorite band at the time.”  And he was a little incredulous that out of all the bands it would be you guys in particular.  But yeah, I think it’s true, Breathe.  Sure, I only knew three of your songs, but those three songs were crazy good, and they always filled me with either unabashed longing or unabashed happiness, depending on which song it was.  Even to this day, when you hit those big notes, I still feel a little of that old magic.  So yeah, I think I feel pretty confident going on record that out of all the musicians I recorded during this brief moment of history, you were my favorite (besides They Might Be Giants, of course, but that’s just common sense).

“How Can I Fall”

Give me time to care
The moment’s here for us to share
Still my heart is not always there
What more can I say to you

Could I lie to you
I’m just too weak to face the truth

Now I know I should make a move
What more can I saaaaaay

How can I fall

How can I fall, when you just won’t give me reasons
When you just won’t give me reasons at allll

When all faith is gone
I fight myself to carry on

Yes, I know of the harm I do
What more can I say ta you

Now I hold this line
I know the choice to leave is mine

I can’t help what I feel inside
What more can I saaaaaaay

How can I fall (how can I fall)
How can I fall, when you just won’t give me reasons
When you just won’t give me reasons at alllll

I’ll follow through

I’ll say I do

When the time is far more right for you

I’ll make that move

And when I do

Will I doubt again, the way I do

How can I fall (how can I fall)
How can I fall, when you just won’t give me reasons
When you just won’t give me reasons at all-ohhhhhhh

<awesome Breathe jam>

How can I fall (how can I fall)
How can I fall, when you just won’t give me reasons
When you just won’t give me reasons

How can I fall (how can I fall)
How can I fall, when you just won’t give me reasons
When you just won’t give me reasons

Just won’t give me reasons
Just won’t give me reasons at all

How can I fall, I fall, I fall
How can I fall for you

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