Laggan Rhye - Falling


Falling is a song about the experience of one day.

It tells a beautiful awakening, and you feel happy. You have breakfast and make a short stroll on the moors. But suddenly, when climbing a little hill, you slip and fall down. You loose consciousness and experience a heavenly dream: Am I a bird, am I an angel, so quiet over here, is this heaven?

But then you snap out of the dream. You awake in a busy hospital, lying on a stretcher. People walk all around you but they dont seem to notice you. You look underneath the blanket you are lying under and you are shocked: You legs are amputated.

What am I to do? How am I to live?

You pass away, falling in a deep sleep thinking about your life and what to do next.

Again you snap out of the dream to see you are lying at the foot of the hill. It is evening. Your clothes are filthy and stained, but: You have your legs. All is intact and well.

You walk back home, still puzzled from the dream. And when you go to bed and get undressed you notice two big scars on your legs, as if the legs were sowed on again

 

MORNING

Hello, good morning
Still drowsy from the night
Bird are singing, telling each other
A new day has begun
I fetch myself a newspaper
Boil an egg, enjoy the silence
A bite of toast, hmmmm
A smile on my face
Walking in the morning sun
Walk the meadow towards a spring
Having lots of fun, smiling at the sun
So happy I start to sing:
 

HEAVEN

Silence solace peacefulness
Smile on my happy face
Beauty and lovely colors
Sun shines golden rays
Flying fearless in the sky
No limbs, no feeling inside
Nicely warm and lots of joy,
Find myself in rocks nd all
Time is on my side
The slope is steep nd wide
Watch out, watch out, watch out
Watch out for the steep slope
Watch out, watch out, watch out
 

FALLING

Find yourself in hazard
Find yourself in pain
Find yourself reluctant
Falling down again
Falling down the slope
Falling down the hill
Falling down the rocks
Face down on the ground

 

DREAM

Mmmmm, Im floating on clouds
Mmmmm, Im riding my dream
Im flying back on the skyway
Dreaming away and away and away
Mmmmm, Im in all this beauty
Mmmmm, Im happy to sing
Im smiling far away
And my smile is to stay is to stay is to stay
Im flying with birds
Flying with angels
Flying on my side
Im swimming with fishes
Swimming with angels
Swimming on my side
 

AWAKENING

Awake and bewildered
Hospitalized
Where are my legs? Are they gone, are they gone?
How am I to live?
Neutralized
What can I do now? Where am I to go, where am I to go?
 

AWAKENING AGAIN

I snap out of this dream
Awakening again
The day has passed by
Home again
 

HOME AGAIN

Hello, good evening
Still drowsy from the day
Birds stop singing, telling each other:
The sun has gone down
I stretch my legs, stretch my limbs
Home again, enjoy the silence
Peace of mind, hmmmm
A smile on my face
 

CODA

Hello, good night
Happy to say Im alive
Happy to see Im intact, well and fine
But what are those scars on my legs?