When I Fall Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
album: Track 5 in album Born on a Pirate Ship
release date: 1996-3-19
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 4:04
lead vocals: Ed Robertson
composer: Ed Robertson
lyricist: Steven Page, Ed Robertson

Cover Art

Barenaked Ladies Born on a Pirate Ship cover art
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I look straight in the window, try not to look below
Pretend I'm not up here, I try counting sheep
The sheep seem to shower off this office tower
Its Nine-point-eight straight down I can't stop my knees

I wish I could fly
From this building
From this wall
And if I should try
Would you catch me if I fall?

My hands clench the squeegee, my secular rosary
Hang on to your wallet, hang on to your rings
I can't look below me, or something might throw me
I curse at the windstorms that October brings

I look in the boardroom; a modern pharaoh's tomb
I'd gladly swap places, if they care to dive
They're lined up at the window, peer down into limbo
They're frightened of jumping, in case they survive

I wish I could step from this scaffold
Onto soft green pastures, shopping malls, or bed
With my family and my pastor and my grandfather who's Dead

I look straight in the mirror, I watch it come clearer
I look like a painter, behind all the grease
But paintings creating, and I'm just erasing
A crystal-clear canvas is my masterpiece

I wish I could fly
From this building
From this wall
And if I should try
Would you catch me if I fall?

I wish I could fly
From this building
From this wall
And if I should try
Would you catch me if I fall?
When I fall
When I fall
When I fall
When I


Track Listing


Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Stomach vs. Heart
  • 2 Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
  • 3 I Know
  • 4 This Is Where It Ends
  • 5 When I Fall
  • 6 I Live With It Every Day
  • 7 The Old Apartment
  • 8 Call Me Calmly
  • 9 Break Your Heart
  • 10 Spider in My Room
  • 11 Same Thing
  • 12 Just a Toy
  • 13 In the Drink
  • 14 Shoe Box