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Sarah McLachlan — Fallen
Album: Afterglow
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Heaven bend to take my hand
And lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer
To a long and painful fight
Truth be told I've tried my best
But somewhere 'long the way
I got caught up in all there was to offer
And the cost was so much more than I could bear

Though I've tried I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so

We all begin with good intent
When love was raw and young
We believe that we can change ourselves
The past can be undone
But we carry on our back the burden time always reveals
In the lonely light of morning
In the wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
That I've held so dear

I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so

Heaven bend to take my hand
I've nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turn their heads embarrassed
Pretend that they don't see
That it's one missed step one slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

Though I've tried I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come 'round here and
Tell me I told you so
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here and
Tell me I told you so
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Sarah got me through the pain of a ugly divorce (and uglier marriage) in the 90s. I will always think of fondly of her. Beautiful voice and beautiful music, and from what I can surmise from afar, a beautiful person.
That last....Harry....the more you guys play his stuff, the more I wanna download! lol Love his style & sound! Thnx for, hands down, the most enjoyable listening experience on the airwaves! God bless.
Great tune but 'Answer' and 'Time' are the album masterpieces. 
Sarah McLachlan, my biggest guilty pleasure. 
with a quick glance above at the album cover and her first name
i thought why is RP playing Sarah Evans? 
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 stunix wrote:

yes, but some lose more than others depending on how it was encoded.   I agree this does not sound 192k quality, but Its not her best song either.

 
The source on this is a (lossless) FLAC file copied directly from the CD.  So I guess you'd need to blame the producer & mastering engineer for any sonic faults — though it sounds pretty OK to me.
 RedGuitar wrote:

Aren't ALL MP3 files the result of lossy compression?

 
yes, but some lose more than others depending on how it was encoded.   I agree this does not sound 192k quality, but Its not her best song either.
Not her greatest, but I'll take it {#Angel}
If someone put a gun to my head and screamed "RDO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS SONG!".  I would answer:  "NOT BAD!"
This is just sentimental enough to keep me hooked. Sarah thank you.
 joelbb wrote:
Who can not be in love with this woman?

 
An angel for sure.  Such soulful tunes.  I never tire of SM's voice.........
This song could be my life story, sigh.
 lnostdal wrote:
i think this has been through some heavy lossy compression .. it has a "metallic" 64kbit MP3 sound to it

(..listening to the 192kbit stream here, which is great usually - so probably the source file..)
 
Aren't ALL MP3 files the result of lossy compression?
Who can not be in love with this woman?
Very cool.  Washed that Younger Brother right out of my head - cheers for that.
Her words melt like butter dripping thru my mind.
And iIdid adopt a shelter dog.  Thanks, Sarah. 


scraig wrote:
Please, just pick up the phone and make this stop.

 


Please, just pick up the phone and make this stop.


 Papernapkin wrote:
Always the same lilting wail and mushy lyrics.

 
Perhaps, but her Industrial/Klezmer stuff is quite a departure.
 fredriley wrote:
{#Roflol}That's some mondegreen! I'm getting it as well, now that you've put it in my mind.
 
Now I know what the song "Dirty Little Secret" from the same album is about...
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Papernapkin wrote:
Always the same lilting wail and mushy lyrics.

I know, right? Don't you just LOVE it?!

 
Yes, I do!  And I'm glad you do, too!  {#Jump}

Another song for the hard of thinking. I bet this goes down well with teenage girls or menopausal women in Scandanavia.
 Geecheeboy wrote:

I know, right? Don't you just LOVE it?!

 
Yep, she can wail at me any day, and I'll turn to mush {#Hearteyes}
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
"I'm a masturbator, I should know, so don't come 'round here"?

 
{#Roflol}That's some mondegreen! I'm getting it as well, now that you've put it in my mind.

 Papernapkin wrote:
Always the same lilting wail and mushy lyrics.

 
I know, right? Don't you just LOVE it?!

Always the same lilting wail and mushy lyrics.

Love this song.
She has a magical, mystical quality to her voice; it effortlessly floats through the physical and touches the soul.
Always loved this album, and my god she looks great on the cover.
 kerr wrote:
Bit of a guilty pleasure, this one 8
 
yep.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
"I'm a masturbator, I should know, so don't come 'round here"?


The sticky carpets alone would put me off.

Bet her tv looks like a plasterers radio.

 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
"I'm a masturbator, I should know, so don't come 'round here"?

 
...
I have messed up
Better I should know
...


Taught by Yoda she was.


"I'm a masturbator, I should know, so don't come 'round here"?

guilty pleasure for me also, nice for working on a sunday... 7 !

{#Sunny}
 davin wrote:
I think it's fair to say that this is weaker than FTE.
 
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (together with The Freedom Sessions, different versions of the same songs) is by far her best album, I think. So I'll quickly agree with that...



i think this has been through some heavy lossy compression .. it has a "metallic" 64kbit MP3 sound to it

(..listening to the 192kbit stream here, which is great usually - so probably the source file..)
All of Sarah McLachlan's music puts me in a nice mellow mood. Helps erase some of the bumps in the road. Thanks for this selection.
n4ku wrote:
This almost makes up for her cover of Solsbury Hill.
:eek: Have to admit, now I'm morbidly curious...
Just a little slice of heaven...
I like easy music every so often. Solid 7. Sounds like alot of her other stuff but that voice is the best...
Sucko-barfo
Kristi wrote:
Love this song... :hearteyes:
Me too!!!
Love this song... :hearteyes:
This almost makes up for her cover of Solsbury Hill.
Bit of a guilty pleasure, this one 8
My god this is boring and annoying. Can't find anything interesting in this song, unfortunately :(
I love Sarah !!!
... yea, wasn't wrong, still delightful :hug:
Beaudiful! :hug:
From Radiohead to Sarah... just plain yummy!
Her voice does something to me. Something that ought not be described in excessive detail on a public forum. Suffice it to say I enjoy the effect. But it sort of makes me feel sick at the same time. How can I give a 9 to something that turns my stomach? Odd that.
Agreed. I'll take Mirrorball over this album anyday. Trustocity wrote:
Nothing wrong with it. It's just that I could be hearing other Sarah, you know, better Sarah.
notyoko wrote:
I really don't mean this to sound snide or anything, but I'm wondering if this song and others from Afterglow are really weak or if I've just grown more full of angst and musical experience since Fumbling Towards Ecstasy/Surfacing...
I think it's fair to say that this is weaker than FTE.
Trustocity wrote:
Nothing wrong with it. It's just that I could be hearing other Sarah, you know, better Sarah.
:yes: If this isn't ho-hum, I don't know what is.
physicsgenius wrote:
Oh good, it's Sarah McLachlan's one song, this time under the name "Fallen".
heh. can't argue there.
Nothing wrong with it. It's just that I could be hearing other Sarah, you know, better Sarah.
reedifus wrote:
Could be the most touching moment in all of Disneydom.
You mean even more touching than the ogres passing gas underwater in Shrek 2? That's impressive.
Oh good, it's Sarah McLachlan's one song, this time under the name "Fallen".
So much can change... Timing.....
Yeah!! Tonight in Munich - Sarah live! Can't wait to hear and see... Sure worth a 2,5 hours drive while snowing... :motor:
This woman can do no wrong...Once in your life, if you're lucky, you meet a woman like this...an Angel on Earth :heartkiss:
reedifus wrote:
I've got kids, so we went to see the Toy Story movies, naturally. Sarah's voice was so perfect for the Toy Story 2 song, it made a grown man cry. Actually, the whole sequence ripped my heart out. Amazing what the perfect combination of story, art and song can do. Could be the most touching moment in all of Disneydom.
Was that where the Cowgirl gets left roadside? Yeah, that was surprisingly poignant....very relatable(?) I guess.
I've got kids, so we went to see the Toy Story movies, naturally. Sarah's voice was so perfect for the Toy Story 2 song, it made a grown man cry. Actually, the whole sequence ripped my heart out. Amazing what the perfect combination of story, art and song can do. Could be the most touching moment in all of Disneydom.
gypsy222 wrote:
I like this CD, but after such a long break, I thought maybe Sarah would come back with some varied sound or whatever. This album sounds a lot like many of her albums, which is not a bad thing, I was just hoping to hear that maybe she expanded her sound a bit. However, I really, really like this song and do recommend the CD.
I completely agree Sara. When her first album came out I was very excited. Her sound was new and fresh, as was her voice. She seems to have churned out the same stuff ever since and I have not been inclined to buy any of her subsequent albums.
Goodness, what did she do that was so wrong? I'll forgive you Sarah!!!
Sounds very similar to her other stuff. She's good, but definitely not me style.
I love listening to Sarah. My favorite song of hers is Possession but I like this one, too.
On a technical note, it seems the song was encoded in mono.
Just proves that me having ordered the CD is a good decission :) :clap: :music:
drH wrote:
Oh my, what relief after that dreadful Tori Amos wailing.
agreed. this is great.
I love this song, but why did they mix the chorus vocals with dreadfull detuned double tracking- she has a great voice for goodness sake. It was the sort of vocal trick they used on Kylie Minogue in the 80s before vocal pitch shifting / correcting software became available. Compared to the gentle double tracking, vocal doubling they are using on Tori Amos track now playing "Playboy Mommy" Still love the song though
angelic? a siren? however you want to describe her voice, it doesnt do it justice...just listen
:notworthy: She takes me on the most amazing free fall... it's better than any drug... Her voice is amazing... I close my eyes and I imagine it's what heaven feels like...(if there is such a place) O:) Thanks radio paradise
"Surfacing" was certainly not my favorite of hers, but even then I thought she was good. Fumbling... is by far my favorite. Let's hope she finds that level again... This sounds nice... How's the new album?
drH wrote:
Oh my, what relief after that dreadful Tori Amos wailing.
You hit the nail on the head. Will you marry me sarah?
Algee wrote:
Que Sarah, sarah. She still has the best voice out there.
Yep, pretty much.
Such great grieving music. She is growing lyrically, I think, even if it sounds similiar to what she's done before. She is still a great poet, who happens to have a phenomenal voice
I really don't mean this to sound snide or anything, but I'm wondering if this song and others from Afterglow are really weak or if I've just grown more full of angst and musical experience since Fumbling Towards Ecstasy/Surfacing...
Its a nice sound. I have her album Surfacing and I love it. I looked at this album a few weeks ago but didn't get it because I wosn't sure what it would be like after such a long break.
gypsy222 wrote:
I like this CD, but after such a long break, I thought maybe Sarah would come back with some varied sound or whatever. This album sounds a lot like many of her albums, which is not a bad thing, I was just hoping to hear that maybe she expanded her sound a bit. However, I really, really like this song and do recommend the CD.
Have to agree. I love Sarah, but it seems like a long wait for a somewhat average release. I'm sure I'll buy it anyway.
pretty song. maybe sarah is the one artist you can count on to always sound the same...in a good way.
I love this woman; I even like to listen to her sing.... :hearteyes:
Oh my, what relief after that dreadful Tori Amos wailing.
She's back!!!! I love this song, doing what she does best.
Que Sarah, sarah. She still has the best voice out there.
I like this CD, but after such a long break, I thought maybe Sarah would come back with some varied sound or whatever. This album sounds a lot like many of her albums, which is not a bad thing, I was just hoping to hear that maybe she expanded her sound a bit. However, I really, really like this song and do recommend the CD.