Take the Fall
Shoreline Monument Lyrics


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She slipped the skeleton key to her heart in his jacket pocket
Hoping that she'd never see it again
Take the fall
Take this love and run
Lonely nights in a lonesome life
Risk it all
On something 20 years gone
Sparks of light will close your eyes
I don't know how this will end
I don't know how this will end




I don't know how this will end
But I know it has to end

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Take The Fall" by Shoreline Monument depict a bittersweet and reflective story of a relationship coming to an end. The opening line, "She slipped the skeleton key to her heart in his jacket pocket," suggests that the singer handed over the means to unlock her vulnerable emotions to her partner, symbolized by the key. However, she hopes to never see it again, hinting at a sense of regret or loss in trusting someone with her heart.


The following lines, "Take the fall, take this love and run," express a desire for the relationship to continue despite the impending end. The singer acknowledges the loneliness that often accompanies a failed romance with the line, "Lonely nights in a lonesome life," highlighting the emotional toll of the situation.


As the song progresses, there is a recognition of the risk involved in holding onto something that has already been lost for two decades. The phrase "Risk it all on something 20 years gone" emphasizes the futility of holding onto a love that has long since faded.


The repeated lyrics, "I don't know how this will end, but I know it has to end," further emphasize the inevitability of the relationship's closure. There is a resignation and acceptance that though the outcome is uncertain, the end is necessary for both parties involved to move on.


Overall, "Take The Fall" captures the complex emotions of a relationship on the brink of dissolution, exploring themes of trust, regret, and the need for closure.


Line by Line Meaning

She slipped the skeleton key to her heart in his jacket pocket
She entrusted him with the key to her heart, hoping that he would keep it safe and close to him.


Hoping that she'd never see it again
She wished to never retrieve the key, indicating her desire for a lasting connection with him.


Take the fall
Be willing to take the blame or suffer the consequences for love and its uncertainties.


Take this love and run
Embrace this love and escape from any doubts or fears that may arise.


Lonely nights in a lonesome life
Endure nights filled with solitude and a sense of isolation.


Risk it all
Risk everything, including her heart, for the possibility of love.


On something 20 years gone
Invest in a love that has been absent for two decades, suggesting a long-awaited second chance.


Sparks of light will close your eyes
Intense moments of passion and intimacy can overwhelm and captivate one's senses, temporarily blinding them from reality.


I don't know how this will end
The uncertainty of the final outcome of their relationship.


But I know it has to end
Acceptance that all things eventually come to an end, even love.




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Written by: John Redmond

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