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“I’m Falling for You” by Colbie Caillat + 5 phrasal verbs with “fall”

October 18, 2015

October is synonymous with fall, so it is the perfect month to look at the word FALL and its many uses! Today we are looking at a famous song, “I’m Falling For You” by Colbie Caillat, and then looking at five phrasal verbs with the word “fall.”

Caillat was born in Malibu, so she is the epitome of the “California girl.” Her songs capture the laid-back, relaxed music of California and are perfect for warm weather and beach time. Perhaps this is why she is so popular! Her song “Fallin’ For You” uses the phrasal verb FALL FOR, which means “to fall in love with someone; to have strong emotions towards them.” Notice her use of this word in the song, and then scroll down to see other examples of phrasal verbs with FALL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnExs4IFMRg

“Fallin’ For You”

I don’t know but I think I maybe
Fallin’ for you dropping so quickly
Maybe I should keep this to myself
Waiting ’til I know you better

I am trying not to tell you
But I want to
I’m scared of what you’ll say
So I’m hiding what I’m feeling
But I’m tired of holding this inside my head

I’ve been spending all my time
Just thinking about you
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you

I’ve been waiting all my life and now I found you
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m falling for you.
I’m falling for you.

As I’m standing here and you hold my hand
Pull me towards you and we start to dance

All around us
I see nobody
Here in silence
It’s just you and me

I’m trying not to tell you
But I want to
I’m scared of what you’ll say
So I’m hiding what I’m feeling.
But I’m tired of holding this inside my head

I’ve been spending all my time
Just thinking about you
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you

I’ve been waiting all my life and now I found you
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you.
I’m fallin’ for you.

Oh, I just can’t take it
My heart is racing
Emotions keep spinning out.

I’ve been spending all my time
Just thinking about you
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you

I’ve been waiting all my life and now I found you
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you.
I’m fallin’ for you.

I think I’m fallin’ for you

I can’t stop thinking about it
I want you all around me
And now I just can’t hide it
I think I’m fallin’ for you

I can’t stop thinking about it
I want you all around me
And now I just can’t hide it
I think I’m fallin’ for you.
I’m fallin’ for you.

Oh
Oh no no
Oh

Oh, I’m falling for you

Phrasal Verbs with “FALL”

  • FALL APART

    Definition #1: to break into pieces.
    Example: My umbrella fell apart after I used it twice!
    Definition #2: to be full of emotion (usually sadness) so that you do not have control over yourself and your emotions.
    Example: A lot of bad things happened to me last year, and I fell apart for a while.

Fall Apart Listening

This machine is falling apart!

  • FALL BEHIND

    Definition: to not make sufficient progress; to become behind on a schedule.
    Example: The work on our house has fallen behind. I don’t think we will be able to move in until next year.

  • FALL OUT OF (SOMETHING)

    Definition: to fall from a place where an object was.
    Example: I think my keys fell out of my purse when I was walking.

  • FALL THROUGH

    Definition: when a plan does not come to completion.
    Example: Our travel plans fell through so we are back to the beginning of the trip-planning process.

Interview Business English

If their business plans FALL THROUGH, they probably have a backup plan.

  • FALL BACK ON (someone/something)

    Definition: to use a second plan because you are unable to use the first plan.
    Example: I can always fall back on my parents for money if I can’t get a job.

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