Falling In Love

Falling In Love

Song Notes
“Falling In Love” started with a late night in Las Vegas. First I wrote the phrase, “The time between meeting and finally leaving is sometimes called falling in love.” Then the storytelling, cowboy-style song followed, inspired by songwriters like Lyle Lovett. Juan & I produced the acoustic guitar plus full band version and later, Dan Coleman’s arrangement helped transform this love song into a cinematic landscape. I’ve since had the pleasure of performing this song with various orchestras. Shawn Colvin joined me for harmony on this recording and later Emmylou Harris sang with me on the acoustic live version at the Lilith Fair tour.

Lyrics
She wanted to be a cowboy,
She was shootin’ ‘em down,
She was tramping around.

He walked in crooked with the clear blue eyes.
“There’s a nice pool in my motel – you want to go for a swim?”
That night he moved in.

The time between meeting and finally leaving is
sometimes called falling in love.
The time between meeting and finally leaving is
sometimes called falling in love.

At night she’d wait for the sound of his feet on the doormat,
the sound of his hand on the doorknob,
the sound of her heart beating in her head.
He’d go out playing nickel slots, cause he knew he’d lose –
She didn’t know, so she couldn’t choose.

One night while sleeping alone in her bed,
the phone rang, she woke up, and sat up and said,
“What time is it?, What time is it?”

“Well it’s 5:30 here and it’s 2:30 there,
and I won’t be home tonight,” he said.

The time between meeting and finally leaving is
sometimes called falling in love.
The time between meeting and finally leaving is
sometimes called falling in love.

Now she sits in a booth in a diner,
waiting for someone to take her order,
waiting for someone to come and sit down.

She rubs the smudge off the photograph, puts it back into her purse.
The grey sky was romantic cause he was holding her hand,
he was her man.

The time between meeting and finally leaving is
sometimes called falling in love.
The time between meeting and finally leaving is
sometimes called falling in love.
Sometimes called falling in love.
She wanted to be a cowboy,
She was shootin’ em down,
She was tramping around.