Take the Fall
I Call Fives Lyrics


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I've gotta leave this place
But I've got nowhere to go
I feel like something's changed
And I can't wait til tomorrow
Takes me away to a better place
Where these things that have been changing me
Will slowly fade away
Well I'm not ready to fall again
And I'm crashing even harder this time
I'll never learn from my mistakes
But if this is what it takes
I'm gone

I never turned around
I just get lost inside your head
I'll won't make a sound
When I leave you tucked inside your bed
I apologize for everything I've said
I never meant to lie
No, I never meant to hurt you

Well I'm not ready to fall again
And I'm crashing even harder this time
I'll never learn from my mistakes
But if this is what it takes
I'm gone

And I can't see things
The way you want me to
Sometimes I just feel better
When I'm further from you
And I can't do things
Just cause you ask me to




We've been through all of this
Over and over and over

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of I Call Fives's song Take The Fall seem to detail the end of a relationship, likely between two people who are struggling to understand each other. The singer mentions that they have to leave their current situation, but don't have a clear idea of where they are headed. The change that they are experiencing seems to be causing difficulty, and they can't wait until it passes. The repetition of "takes me away to a better place" implies that the singer feels like they need to physically distance themselves from whatever is affecting them in order to feel better.


The second verse focuses more on the relationship itself. The singer admits to getting lost in their partner's head, but refusing to communicate how they feel. They apologize for any pain they may have caused, but seem to struggle with saying what they really mean. The chorus repeats the idea that the singer is not ready to "fall again," implying that they have been hurt before and are scared of it happening again. The line "I'll never learn from my mistakes/but if this is what it takes, I'm gone" shows a certain resignation, almost as if the singer is making a choice to leave because they can't see another way out.


Overall, the song seems to paint a picture of a couple who are struggling to connect emotionally. The singer seems unable to communicate their feelings properly, and may fear rejection or pain from their partner. The repeated phrase "this is what it takes" seems to imply that leaving is a necessity, even if it hurts both parties. The lyrics suggest a feeling of frustration, sadness, and confusion that is familiar to anyone who has experienced a difficult breakup.


Line by Line Meaning

I've gotta leave this place
I need to leave my current situation


But I've got nowhere to go
I don't have a specific destination in mind


I feel like something's changed
I sense that things are different now


And I can't wait til tomorrow
I'm impatient for the future to arrive


Takes me away to a better place
I hope that leaving will improve my situation


Where these things that have been changing me
The factors that have influenced me


Will slowly fade away
Will gradually disappear


Well I'm not ready to fall again
I don't want to experience failure or pain


And I'm crashing even harder this time
My current struggle is more difficult than before


I'll never learn from my mistakes
I struggle to change negative patterns


But if this is what it takes
I am willing to endure hardship


I'm gone
I am leaving this situation


I never turned around
I never looked back


I just get lost inside your head
I become absorbed in your thoughts


I'll won't make a sound
I'll leave quietly


When I leave you tucked inside your bed
When I go and you're asleep


I apologize for everything I've said
I regret the things I've spoken


I never meant to lie
I didn't intend to deceive


No, I never meant to hurt you
I never intended to cause you pain


And I can't see things
I have a different perspective


The way you want me to
From the way you do


Sometimes I just feel better
I find comfort


When I'm further from you
When I'm apart from you


And I can't do things
I am unable to perform


Just cause you ask me to
Because you want me to


We've been through all of this
We've experienced this many times before


Over and over and over
Repeatedly




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