When You're Falling

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"When You're Falling"
Single by Afro Celt Sound System featuring Peter Gabriel
from the album Volume 3: Further in Time
Released 2001
Format CD single
Genre World
Length 5:14 (Album version)
3:44 (Single version)
Label Real World
Producer(s) Simon Emmerson
Afro Celt Sound System singles chronology
"Release"
(2000)
"When You're Falling"
(2001)
Peter Gabriel singles chronology
"While the Earth Sleeps"
(1996)
"When You're Falling"
(2001)
"The Barry Williams Show"
(2002)

"When You're Falling" is a song by world music group Afro Celt Sound System, released as the first single from the band's third studio album Volume 3: Further in Time. The song features vocals from British singer Peter Gabriel.

The song was one of the band's biggest hits and received good amounts of airplay in the U.S. The song's music video, directed by Adam Berg,[1] features a man falling from the sky until he eventually falls through the ground, where he continues to fall until he eventually falls out of Earth. Peter Gabriel appears three times during the music video, as an airplane pilot, a man inside a building and a man walking on the street, all of them witnessing the man falling at one point.

The song is one of the songs listed on Clear Channel's list of "songs with questionable lyrics" following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Track listing[edit]

CD single (UK)
  1. "When You're Falling" (Short radio edit) - 3:44
  2. "When You're Falling" (Wren & Morley Mix) - 4:35
  3. "When You're Falling" (Album version) - 5:16
  4. "When You're Falling" (video)
Promo CD single (UK)
  1. "When You're Falling" (Short radio edit) - 3:40
  2. "When You're Falling" (Long radio edit) - 4:14
Promo CD single (U.S.)
  1. "When You're Falling" (Short radio edit) - 3:40
  2. "When You're Falling" (Long radio edit) - 4:14
  3. "When You're Falling" (Album version) - 5:14
  4. Call-out hook

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 86
UK Singles Chart 139
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40[3] 27

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