When You're Falling

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"When You're Falling"
When You're Falling Afro Celt.jpg
Single by Afro Celt Sound System featuring Peter Gabriel
from the album Volume 3: Further in Time
Genre World
Length5:14 (Album version)
3:44 (Single version)
Label Real World
Producer(s) Simon Emmerson
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"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'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.

Track listing

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 (US)

  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


Chart performance for "When You're Falling"
Chart (2001)Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [2] 86
UK Singles Chart [3] 139
US Adult Top 40 ( Billboard ) [4] 27

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