Song of the Day #2,004: ‘Fallen’ – Sarah McLachlan

mclachlan_afterglowIn 16 days, I’ll reach the two-year anniversary of Random Weekends. Reaching 2,000 Songs of the Day was an impressive milestone, but somehow the two years of Random Weekends throws me even more.

That’s because I can remember very clearly deciding to move off of artist-specific weekends and into random mode. And it feels like that was just the other day.

As you get older, years pass the way months do when you’re a kid. It feels that way, anyway.

Today’s random selection would have been a better fit two weeks from now, closer to the anniversary, because it was a Sarah McLachlan song from the album Afterglow that kicked off these Random Weekends.

This is a great song… perhaps the last great song McLachlan ever released.

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 tried my best
But somewhere along the way, I got caught up in all there was to offer
But 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 burdens time always reveals
In the lonely light of morning
In the wound that would not heal
It’s the bitter taste of losing everything
I’ve held so dear



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 miss step, one slip, before you know it
And there doesn’t seem a way to be redeemed

Though I’ve tried,


I’ve messed up
Better I should know
Don’t come ’round here and
Tell me I told you so

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,004: ‘Fallen’ – Sarah McLachlan

  1. Dana says:

    Yeah, two years of random weekends is cra. Meanwhile, who knows? Maybe Sarah will reappear two weeks from now as a special anniversary treat.

    One thing is for sure: if years seem like months and months seem like weeks than two weeks will seem like two days, so we will blink and be at the two year random weekend anniversary.

  2. pegclifton says:

    It is hard to believe it’s almost two years! But believe the older you get (and I know) the faster the time goes so enjoy each day 🙂

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