The opening track of Fall
, the first seasonal solo EP from Switchfoot vocalist Jon Foreman, is about the inevitability of pain. The only way to cure it is to accept it. "I wrote this one in Texas on a day off," he told antimusic.com
. "I was reflecting on the passing of time. I have been playing music in Switchfoot for about ten years. During that period, I have been fighting pain or running away from it in a myriad of ways. And yet the pain is a constant. I have had some amazing moments singing gravity away but the water keeps on falling.
I began to think of the suffering I see around me, I think of the pain of a grandmother dying of cancer. Of a friend killed by a train. I think of the pain of death, of failure, of rejection, the pain of a father losing his only son. And I came to the conclusion that I cannot run from pain any longer."
Noah - USA