Airborne Toxic Event, The - The Fall Of Rome Lyrics




What ever happened to the fall of Rome?
What a strange thing to ask
When I was taking you home
As we walked alone through the parking lot
I said I don’t have much
You said I like what you got

And I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t picture you then
In your wedding dress
In the days I hoped we’d someday spend
In our Sunday best
We were light as a flame
Both batshit insane
We were lost
We were just the same

What ever happened to the fall of Rome?
You were a mystery to me
But the place felt like home
And there are no rules when you’re falling in love
You just take what you get and you hope its enough

And I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t picture you then
In your wedding dress
In the days I hoped we’d someday spend
In our Sunday best
We were wrong from the start
With our broken arms
You played your role
And I played my part

And the road was so long
I was never as strong
As the love you gave to me
And it all took its toll
You become so cold
You forget what you were born to be

What ever happened to the fall of Rome?
Those people all turned to ashes and stone
Its a trick of the mind when you think it won’t end
Its a contest with time
And time always wins
I saw a picture of you the other day
In your wedding dress
And wondered why I’d walked away
Like I had with the rest
The only thing that was worth saving
And I swear that I did my best
And sometimes at night
I dream of you now
In your wedding dress
And I hope it doesn’t seem somehow
Like I gave you less
I have nothing to show
From these years on the road
But these songs that I wrote you





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Airborne Toxic Event, The The Fall Of Rome Comments
  1. Christopher Rybicki-Williams

    My love, I have only the truth. Rome might have been built in a day, but it lasted for hundreds of years, like we could.

  2. KJ D

    One man...One guitar....must be "bat shit insane"

  3. Isaac Yanez

    2019 and still here listening

  4. Bezo 816

    I have all your albums, yes I still buy cds, how have I just now heard this song???!!!!

  5. claude thous

    wow thats so nice

  6. James Gilmore

    Listening to this, I played it three times, back to back, to back.  It is a powerful song, and it has brought me to tears.  There is something so special about the way you write music ... the way you preform it; and how like all great art, it draws you  in and makes you think not just about the artists pain, but your own.

  7. thomas meyer

    Alle über ein Jahr alt. o.k. Ich mag diese Musik

  8. Smiling Dead

    Great song

  9. TheHeatherw24

    What a voice !

  10. No EmOGjii

    what ever did happen to the fall of rome

  11. MetraMan09

    I'm a pretty manly dude but TATE's music speaks to my soul.

    Christian O

    The only band that brings emotion out of me in all hinesty.

  12. RandomBoggoDude

    When are you guys touring again?? And please come to South Africa. Freedom Fest screwed everyone over...

  13. Jasibeth Belmonte

    "The Fall Of Rome"

    What ever happened to the fall of Rome?
    What a strange thing to ask 
    When I was taking you home
    As we walked alone through the parking lot
    I said I don’t have much
    You said I like what you got

    And I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t picture you then
    In your wedding dress
    In the days I hoped we’d someday spend 
    In our Sunday best
    We were light as a flame
    Both batshit insane
    We were lost 
    We were just the same

    What ever happened to the fall of Rome?
    You were a mystery to me
    But the place felt like home
    And there are no rules when you’re falling in love
    You just take what you get and you hope its enough 

    And I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t picture you then
    In your wedding dress
    In the days I hoped we’d someday spend 
    In our Sunday best
    We were wrong from the start
    With our broken arms
    You played your role
    And I played my part

    And the road was so long
    I was never as strong
    As the love you gave to me
    And it all took its toll
    You become so cold
    You forget what you were born to be

    What ever happened to the fall of Rome?
    Those people all turned to ashes and stone
    Its a trick of the mind when you think it won’t end
    Its a contest with time
    And time always wins
    I saw a picture of you the other day
    In your wedding dress
    And wondered why I’d walked away
    Like I had with the rest
    The only thing that was worth saving
    And I swear that I did my best
    And sometimes at night
    I dream of you now
    In your wedding dress
    And I hope it doesn’t seem somehow
    Like I gave you less
    I have nothing to show
    From these years on the road
    But these songs that I wrote you

    Brandon Kristensen

    the real mvp

  14. Amy Oppen

    Love this.

  15. Leah Lindstrand

    Love :)

  16. Aeryn Heather

    You make me fall in love with music anytime I hear your voice and feel your words. Never ever stop creating.

  17. Natalie Wood

    This song always makes me cry, in the best kind of way..

  18. Allan Heredia

    "I have nothing to show,
    of these years on the road
    except these songs.... that I wrote,
    for you. "
    God! Goosebumps every single time I hear that line. Please tell me this is the girl from Gasoline and Sometime Around Midnight.

    LinnersC

    I've heard many of his songs are about his muse, Elizabeth.

  19. Mr. Swirly

    This man is a wordsmith of the first magnitude

  20. Mr. Swirly

    This man is a wordsmith of the first magnitude

  21. T.J. Bynum

    TATE makes music as real as music can be.. I love other bands but they are the biggest (best) fish around and so my expectations are never met due to these musicians.. jerks they are!

  22. Neil Adams

    Mikel's songs always feel like truth. That's uncommon.

  23. Mary Jane French

    is this shot on film? or did that add artificial grain? anyone have a way of knowing?

  24. Mandy Dunphy

    I wish I could give this video more than just 1 like! <3 what an amazing song!

  25. Nancy Peiffer

    Well, I haven't got a kiss yet, but he thanked me in Amsterdam for my dancing. Great song here!

  26. Jonas Drumond

    muito bom...

  27. Em Light

    Every song TATE's come out with feels like drinking wood alcohol on a cirrhotic liver, but in a good way. It's just this overwhelming...passionate wave of mind-breaking sadness and beauty. Reminds me of a scene of horses frozen in a lake at the siege of Leningrad in Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte...I can't explain why, but here is the NPR article that mentions Malaparte's work, which may or may not be true, but just feels so...
    http://www.radiolab.org/story/super-cool/

    Scott Welch

    Replied with a thousand likes. Julie

  28. Miguel Aristizabal

    I love this band, thank you guys!

  29. TigerLilly

    Mikel remembered me after a month and hugged me before another girl and he saw me and sang the book of love

    Jacquelyn S.

    I know it was the BEST night ever for you. Definitely a memory we'll never forget my baby bear. After a rough four years it was one breathtaking moment.

  30. Adrian Garcia

    BEAUTIFUL..:D

  31. carlossigala

    this is probably the newest best band i listen to ! i love their music! gets me on a good mood!

  32. RichyTwentyThree

    The Airborne Toxic Event are just one of those bands that you can't help but love. They've been my favourite band for a few years now, and of course you always have your favourite songs - but they are so consistant and deserve so much more success! This song, along with California are my favourites from Songs of God and Whiskey, and I am so glad they surprised us with the second album. A LOT more of the same please TATE! :D

  33. Feud

    Awesome song!!

  34. Josh H

    Keep it up guys!

  35. Jesturr

    2:10 gets me every time

  36. Felipe Calvo

    wish there was less reverb... great song

  37. Kevin Lanigan

    I'm really glad TATE hasn't given up on ending albums by leaving me in tears.

  38. Mateo Molina

    Fell in love with this song instantly

  39. Chris Bernal

    Mikel gave me a kiss on the cheek once. Be jealous.

    david avery

    +Chris Bernal He flipped me off once.

    CobwebbyArgos

    david avery why😂

  40. Ally Puc

    such a beautiful song and a great video!

  41. Joselyne Flores

    THIS VIDEO IS AMAZING. I love you guys so much, thank you!

  42. Lorna Attwood

    Beautiful! 💞

  43. Wild Car

    That was simply beautful :)

  44. jrock v

    First comment. I always listen to The airborne toxic event when falling asleep.. with it's sweet melodic tones & what not :)

    Caitlin H

    @jrock v Me too! Calms me down :D

  45. toppertwist

    My favorite from the album! TATE never disappoints

  46. VALECUACK

    Asombroso// Amazing Video, the best song 💗👌