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Re: "sky begins to fall"

Posted by R. Berg on June 21, 2001

In Reply to: Re: "Sky begins to fall" means??? posted by Q on June 21, 2001

: : : Hi!

: : : In the following stanza...

: : : "If you need some place to hide,
: : : you can hold my hand for a while.
: : : If your sky begins to fall,
: : : I'll stay with you 'til you smile."

: : : What does "sky begins to fall" mean? Does it mean "feel like crying" ???

: : : Do reply if anyone knows...
: : : Thanks in advance.

: : Just guessing: Given the context, it most likely means "If you start feeling depressed," "If you feel a bad mood coming on."

: The sky falling is similar to "if your world comes crashing in".
: In other words "Things" aren't going the way you wished they were.-as in unfortunate instances, bad luck etc..

The two answers above offer different perspectives--one interior, one exterior. To synthesize them: The stanza is an offer to comfort somebody who is troubled or has troubles.