Big K.R.I.T. - If I Fall (ft. Melanie Fiona)
Ironically the first time I listened to this song I was actually walking along a path that follows a river. I kept If I Fall on repeat for a good 30 minutes, letting the lyrics thoroughly soak into my mind. The profoundness of Big K.R.I.T’s message is amplified through his extremely well written lyrics. You can actually feel the “desperate emotion” radiating from his words and flow. It’s a truly beautiful song that you’ll only fully appreciate once you give it some time and mental investment.
Big K.R.I.T. essentially depicts multiple scenarios where an individual, due to his actions, feels distant to someone who used to be close (be it a friend, mother, or girlfriend). This individual turns around and sees this emotional distance they unintentionally caused, and asks from the bottom of their heart, ‘through all of this shit, can I still count on you to be there for me in my time of need?’
This is my favorite song off of Big K.R.I.T.’s album Live From The Underground. It stands way above all of the other good songs on the album, such as What U Mean (Ft. Ludacris).
“If I fall by the river bed
Would you save me or leave me dead?
All the blood I shed
And I’ll just rest my head”
My Song Rating: 9.4 out of 10