Ready to Fall

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"Ready to Fall"
Single by Rise Against
from the album The Sufferer & the Witness
ReleasedOctober 2006
FormatCD, digital
RecordedFort Collins, Colorado
GenreMelodic Hardcore
Length3:50
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)Rise Against/Tim McIlrath
Producer(s)Jason Livermore, Bill Stevenson
Rise Against singles chronology
"Paper Wings"
(2005)
"Ready to Fall"
(2006)
"Prayer of the Refugee"
(2006)
"Paper Wings"
(2005)
"Ready to Fall"
(2006)
"Prayer of the Refugee"
(2006)

"Ready to Fall" is the first single by melodic hardcore band Rise Against from their fourth studio album, The Sufferer & The Witness (2006).

An acoustic version of this song was done live on the CJZN Radio station in Victoria, British Columbia, on January 18, 2007, before a Billy Talent concert featuring Rise Against, Anti-Flag, and Moneen.

On March 12, 2009, the song became a downloadable song in the video game, Guitar Hero World Tour. It is also shown in Tap Tap Revenge 3 on the iPhone and iPod Touch as a downloadable double song pack with Audience of One. The song was also shown in 2009 action movie 12 Rounds.[1]

Music video[change | change source]

The video was made in 2006. It is about pollution and its effects on the environment. The video is 3 minutes and 52 seconds long. It cuts between shots of the band playing and shots of animals being saved or dying, if not already dead. This is from many environmental dangers made by humans. At the end of the video, lead singer Tim McIlrath says, "Every action has a reaction. We've got one planet, one chance."

There was also a version played on television. There are also ones that are more graphic. This was never really released. But it is available on some websites. The video serves a testimony to veganism. Rise Against is an active supporter of PETA, a animal rights organization, and the band members are all active vegetarians.

Chart performance[change | change source]

The song got to number 13 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It is the lowest charting single from The Sufferer & the Witness. Although, it was the band's second highest charting single.

References[change | change source]

  1. "12 Rounds Soundtracks" imdb.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2009.