Thursday, 21 May 2009

Song of the Week: Billy Talent - Fallen Leaves

'Fallen Leaves' was the third single to come from Billy Talent's 2006 release. This album had less anger than Billy Talent I and focused on more real life issues.

'Fallen Leaves' itself was about two friends who nearly died as a result of heroin addiction. The lyric "Just one more hit, and I'll be fine. I swear to God this'll be my one last time!" reflects the tragedy of the speakers life.

Originally the song was called 'Falling Leaves' but as the lyric in the song is "Fallen leaves, fallen leaves, fallen leaves on the ground". Billy Talent realised this didn't really make sense and so changed it to it's current name.

The song holds the record for fastest song to fall from number 1 in the MuchMusic Countdown. Despite this it is a huge favourite when seeing the band performing live. With Billy Talent III coming soon, a tour can't be far away and I recommend seeing these guys if possible.

Damon Fowler
Comfort in Sound

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