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song lyric sundayAs the great poet Kiki Dee once said, “I’ve got the music in me.”

Seriously, though, music is part of my daily life. I sing every day. I’m always listening and/or dancing to something. So when I found Song Lyric Sunday, I just had to participate!

This week’s theme is falling.

I just bought tickets to see her next spring so she’s on my mind, so this week, I offer The Consequences of Falling by k.d. lang., from Invincible Summer (2000). It has a jazz-ish summer-ish vibe, which the rest of the record also does. Just one of the many incarnations of k.d. through the years.

I hadn’t heard this song prior to the first two times I “fell.” If I had, I’m sure k.d. warning of consequences would have made me smarter… oh, who am I kidding? I “fell” again a few years after singing this song a zillion times after it came out. What can I say… I only contemplated consequences later, usually after whatever I fell into it fell apart…. ah, to be young and dumb and in “love”…

(I didn’t like the live versions I found on YouTube, so just the song…)

The Consequences of Falling

Are you breathing
What I’m breathing
Are your wishes
The same as mine

Are you needing
What I’m needing
I’m waiting for a sign

My hands tremble
My heart aches
Is it you calling
Is it you calling

If I’m alone in this
I don’t think I can face
The consequences of falling

Are you thinking
What I’m thinking
Does your pulse
Quicken like mine

Are you dreaming
What I’m dreaming
I can’t read your mind

One step towards you
Two steps back
Feels like I’m crawling
Feels like I’m crawling

If I’m alone in this
I don’t think I can face
The consequences of falling

Songwriters: Marie Claire D’ubaldo / Rick Nowels / William E. Steinberg
The Consequences of Falling lyrics © Spirit Music Group


This post is part of Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday. Read this week’s theme post here. Read Helen’s choice for this week here.


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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Falling

  1. I think these lyrics perfectly capture what it’s like to be in a new relationship and not really know how the other person feels. It’s such a scary, crazy, unforgettable feeling. I’ve always loved K.D. Lang’s voice and I really enjoyed this song. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. sorryless says:

    Back in the day, about seven years ago, I believed that love was something for the young and the naive among us. I came to this conclusion after a love gone wrong . . really, really wrong. And it took me many years to break that clueless cycle. Seven years in fact. But I’ve got a new pair of eyes when it comes to this love thing now.

    It’s much more optimistic and hopeful.

    Great post!

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    1. Tara says:

      I’m happy to hear you’re more optimistic and hopeful. I, too, went through something similar and now feel differently. Yay for us! Yay for getting older! 🙂

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