The Daily Song: Falling Slowly Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Falling Slowly is simply one of the most beautiful– and most melancholy– love songs ever written.   It makes my heart ache and the hair stand up on my arms.  It is the sigh of a soul on a lonely Winter’s night when the sky is crystal clear and you can see your breath in the air while you gaze at the stars.


 


Falling Slowly

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along

Written by Glen Hansard, Glen James Hansard, Marketa Irglova

15 thoughts on “The Daily Song: Falling Slowly Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

      1. No problem at all. I chose to comment on it and listen again. It’s a gorgeous song and appreciate you sharing music in general.

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      2. Yes, it’s a bit masochistic to do so, but we do it anyways. I just unliked an old and very sad favorite… Through the Dark… KT Tunstal. If you like melancholy… also try Sun Kill Moon and Milk Carton Kids.

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      1. Yes, I got to see them in concert a few years ago. Right in the front! Was hoping they’d do this song and they saved it for last. Hope you get an opportunity to hear it live if you haven’t yet!

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