Take the Fall
dark tea Lyrics


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We can talk about the morning news
We can talk about the morning dew
All I know is every time I take the fall:
The Everlast red latex moon

Loner’s walk, a tired gaze
The caravan’s ten miles away
Word’s getting out with zero doubt I’m taking the fall
Blue ocean shelf I’m on my way

Black pills, ten milligrams
Black pills, your final exam
Was it early blue when you knew you’d take that fall?
Sleep til 1, you missed the sun, you never learn

Package lost, return to sender
The Berlin Wall fell doing 5-10
Hedging bets, chasing clout, I’ll take my fall
Bought running shoes for your big mouth

Someday we’ll be happy
Someday on a napkin




I’ll scrawl it out in Phoenicia terms how I took my fall
By then you’ll be your majesty, your Kingdom

Overall Meaning

In the song "Take The Fall" by dark tea, the lyrics delve into themes of vulnerability, loneliness, and personal growth. The lyrics suggest a willingness to face the consequences of one's actions and take responsibility for them. The opening lines, "We can talk about the morning news, We can talk about the morning dew," create an ambiance of everyday conversations and mundane topics. However, the repetition of the phrase "every time I take the fall" hints at a recurring pattern of failures or mistakes.


The line "The Everlast red latex moon" is metaphorical, representing the aftermath or consequences of the fall. The image of a red latex moon suggests a sense of danger and unpredictability. The following lines, "Loner's walk, a tired gaze, The caravan's ten miles away," paint a picture of isolation and weariness. The singer seems separated from others, possibly by choice or circumstances, as they watch a caravan move farther away. This imagery enhances the feeling of detachment and the idea of being left behind.


The verse mentioning "Black pills, ten milligrams, Black pills, your final exam" highlights a sense of self-destructiveness or reliance on medication to cope with challenges. It hints at a struggle with mental health or addiction. The mention of the Berlin Wall falling and hedging bets serves as a metaphor for taking risks and making choices with uncertain outcomes. The lyrics also touch on the idea of missed opportunities and the notion of never learning from past mistakes. The final lines, "Someday we'll be happy, Someday on a napkin," convey a longing for a brighter future, while also acknowledging the present existence of pain and the need to face the consequences before progress can be made.


Line by Line Meaning

We can talk about the morning news
Let's discuss the current events and headlines


We can talk about the morning dew
We can focus on the small, delicate joys of nature


All I know is every time I take the fall:
Whenever I make a mistake or suffer a setback


The Everlast red latex moon
Represents the aftermath or consequences of my actions


Loner’s walk, a tired gaze
Walking alone with a weary expression


The caravan’s ten miles away
Feeling distant from others, separated by a long distance


Word’s getting out with zero doubt I’m taking the fall
People are spreading the news that I'm accepting responsibility for my mistakes


Blue ocean shelf I’m on my way
Embarking on a journey towards an uncertain future


Black pills, ten milligrams
Taking medication, possibly to deal with emotional pain


Black pills, your final exam
These pills represent a last resort or desperate attempt to cope


Was it early blue when you knew you’d take that fall?
Did you have an inkling or premonition about your eventual downfall?


Sleep til 1, you missed the sun, you never learn
Sleeping late and missing out on opportunities, showing a lack of growth


Package lost, return to sender
Something valuable or important has been lost and needs to be returned


The Berlin Wall fell doing 5-10
A significant event or barrier crumbled with consequences


Hedging bets, chasing clout, I’ll take my fall
Engaging in risky behavior and seeking validation, despite the inevitable consequences


Bought running shoes for your big mouth
Investing in self-improvement or preparedness to tackle criticism


Someday we’ll be happy
There is still hope for a future filled with happiness


Someday on a napkin
One day, in a casual or spontaneous manner


I’ll scrawl it out in Phoenicia terms how I took my fall
I will express and describe my downfall using a metaphorical language


By then you’ll be your majesty, your Kingdom
By that time, you will have achieved greatness and established your own domain




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: GARY CANINO

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