The Fallen is based on people's understanding of the world around them and their ability to change whatever they desire; in this case, a way to, "pick yourself up". Each song touches on the difficulties of life; yet presents a practical resolution to the problems we all face everyday. There's no shame in falling down, because we all fall down at different times in “Our Lives”, and will continue to fall, it's all part of the human experience. But you, and only you, are the master of your reality and your destiny. If you don't like who you are or where you are then change it. "If you can work it out the pain will disappear".