The Fallen

Album: Fight Or Flight (2012)
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  • This introspective rocker finds Doug Robb singing such psyche-bearing lines as, "How'd I fall so far no one can find me?" and "My ambition is a curse, because it hides the best in me but shows the worst." "That song is based on certain emotions that myself and other members of the band have gone through in terms of dealing with the ups and downs we've experienced," he explained. "It's about being obsessed with your career and the jeopardy that puts on your personal life - relationships lost and opportunities missed. The song taps into all of those feelings. It's not about a specific situation as much as part of an ongoing struggle: does this career define me? The answer is that, although music and my career are a huge part of who I am, they're not everything I am. And this song falls right before that realization.
    As it happened, I wrote the lyric while Charlie Sheen was losing it in public - not that it's specifically about him by any means, but we didn't have to look too far outside of our own lives to see it happening to other people. So in that sense it reinforced the theme as I was writing it."
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