Fall Down

Album: Dulcinea (1994)
Charted: 79 33
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Songfacts®:

  • After years of heavy touring in support of their breakthrough 1991 album, Fear, Toad The Wet Sprocket returned to the studio to record the follow-up, Dulcinea. "Fall Down," which became the lead single, was already waiting for them in the wings. Frontman Glen Phillips and guitarist Todd Nichols wrote it a few years earlier about a former classmate who attended the same California high school where the band met. Phillips told Songfacts the story in a 2022 interview:

    "That was an early one, and loosely based on a woman - a girl at the time - in high school, who was rebelling against and living out people's worst expectations of her. I think when you're misunderstood there's an urge sometimes to self-destruct as a form of rebellion. So, watching that happen and thinking about it."
  • A Top 40 hit on the Hot 100, this also went to #1 on the Modern Rock chart and #5 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
  • Like Fear, Dulcinea sold one million copies in the US, earning a Platinum certification.
  • This was used in part six of the 2018 miniseries Escape At Dannemora. It was also used in the 1994 movie Drop Zone, starring Wesley Snipes.

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