Fallen Leaves

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"Fallen Leaves"
Billy Talent - Fallen Leaves.JPG
Single by Billy Talent
from the album Billy Talent II
Released November 19, 2006
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock
Length 3:19
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Billy Talent
Producer(s) Gavin Brown
Billy Talent singles chronology
"Red Flag"
(2006)
"Fallen Leaves"
(2006)
"Surrender"
(2007)

"Red Flag"
(2006)
"Fallen Leaves"
(2006)
"Surrender"
(2007)
Music video
"Fallen Leaves" on YouTube

"Fallen Leaves" is the third single released from the Canadian rock group Billy Talent's second album, Billy Talent II.

Song information[edit]

The song is about one person who has gone to the grim district of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia and then becomes a heroin addict. He then loses his friends due to this addiction.

Track listing[edit]

UK 5" Single

  1. Fallen Leaves (Album Version)
  2. Fallen Leaves (Live at MTV Campus Invasion Germany)
  3. Prisoners of Today (Album Version)

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single was released in Canada on November 27, 2006 and worldwide the following week. The video, directed by Dean Karr, begins with a chicken on an engine of a car with Billy Talent in it,(also Ian's guitar's nickname-the "striped rooster"). The band rides through several orange falling leaves and arrive at a dinner party full of monsters and goblins. One of the monsters ask the band to play and they obey, playing their song "Fallen Leaves" in front of the crowd. At one point, Billy Talent walks through a dark forest and finds a pool with a woman inside of it; the woman wakes up in the water and starts to panic.

The video was directed by Dean Karr and Ian D'Sa. The video also reached the number 1 spot at the MuchMusic Countdown on February 23. It would eventually go on to win the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Video and the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rock Video that same year.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006-07) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 34
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 22
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[4] 37
Canada Rock (Billboard)[5] 2
Canadian BDS Airplay Chart 29
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 35
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 91

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