by Sturt Avenue

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The theme of the song is laid out in the opening lines “This should have been simple, but it wound up so much more real”. So few things in this life ever go to plan, least of all affairs of the heart. ‘Falling’ is simultaneously a eulogy for the perfect vision we hold in our heads entering into a relationship, and a celebration of the strengths of the bonds we form through the mutual heartache and sacrifice.


It should have been simple, but it wound up so much more real
I’ll spend my whole life with my heartache on my sleeve, cause it’s too much of a struggle to conceal
And all of the virtue I can see inside the me that’s in your eyes
You know I would never hurt you, but there’s this face you make, and it makes me want to die
Yeah, you set my soul on fire
Now I’m burning up inside forevermore

But falling in love
Was a walk around the park
And before you know
It sinks it’s teeth into ya, hard
Well I hope you know
That it ain’t ever letting go
And neither am I

I never really worried about the answers
No I was really only asking for the truth
And though I’m drowning in a sea of self-importance
You know I’d give up anything for you
If you asked me to

But falling in love
Was a rope around your neck
And when you put your head in the stove
Tell me what did you expect?
Well I hope you know
When you’ve got nowhere left to go
I’m gunna stay by your side


released October 14, 2019
Bryn Soden - vox, acoustic
John Soden - vox, electric
Tarn Soden - vox
Bryce Lehmann - drums
Isaac Kerr - bass
Dave Thompson - vibe


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Sturt Avenue Adelaide, Australia

Sturt Avenue is the project of SCALA award winning singer/songwriter Bryn Soden. Drawing inspiration from folk artists such as Conor Oberst, Elliott Smith, and John Darnielle, Bryn crafts melancholic indie folk tunes that aim to shine a soft light on the quiet sorrows and stubborn defiances that keep the embers burning in the dead heart of the world. ... more

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