Matt Nathanson really did feel like he was falling apart when he wrote this song, which finds him wondering if his marriage was worth saving (it was). The Some Mad Hope
album keeps this theme running throughout. "The record is modeled like a little play," Nathanson explained
. "It starts with 'Car Crash
' where everything is exciting and I'm ready to feel alive. 'Come On Get Higher
' is sexy and heartbreak. It leads you through a new relationship and the destruction of another relationship. Then there's a turn where the relationship being destroyed ends up being saved. 'Falling Apart' is the lynchpin moment where I don't know what's going on. It's like, I'm falling apart. You're disappearing and she's disappearing and I'm disappearing and it's a mess. It's my favorite song on the record."