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02-22-2004, 12:08 PM
Can anyone tell me the origin of the expression "My love came tumbling down" and what it means?
02-22-2004, 07:03 PM
I 'Googled' it, and it's a line in a few songs.
This one from Buddy Holly:
The whole world was my kingdom
and your love the gem in my crown.
Then I saw you glance at a new romance
and my love came tumbling down.
02-22-2004, 10:06 PM
Perhaps the original source is Jack and Jill:Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down
And broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Googling shows that Jack and Jill are used as metaphors in a million ways.
Or an alternative metaphor from the gospel song (as sung by Elvis):Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down
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