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Toad The Wet Sprocket — Fall Down
Album: Dulcinea
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She said "I'm fine, I'm okay"
Cover up your trembling hands
There's indecision when you know you ain't got nothing left
When the good times never stay
And the cheap thrills always seem to fade away
When will we fall
When will we fall down

Jump back, gotta get out of here
Been too, too long this time
Jump back, gotta get out of here
When will, when will we fall down

She hates her life, she hates her skin
She even hates her friends
Tries to hold on to all the reputations she can't mend
And there's some chance we could fail
But the last time, someone's always there for bail
When will we fall
When will we fall down

Jump back, gotta get out of here
Been too, too long this time
Jump back, gotta get out of here
When will, when will we fall down
When will we, when will we fall down
When will we fall

She said "I'm fine, I'm okay"
Cover up your trembling hands
There's indecision when you know you ain't got nothing left
For the last time conscience calls
For a good friend, I was never there at all
When will we fall
When will we fall down

Jump back, gotta get out of here
Been too, too long this time
Jump back, gotta get out of here
When will, when will we fall down
When will we, when will we fall down
When will we fall
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The better part of 20 years on and still I find myself wanting to spin the volume knob up to TEN!  With headphones, too.  
I like TTWS. The fact that they embraced  an obscure MP sketch for their peculiar band name only endears them to me more.
Rock on, Toads!!
 MrStatenIsle wrote:


Let me help; Todd is not a toad, and a toad is not a monster.
 

Although, I would pay money to go see Big Head Toad and the Wet Sprocket Monsters.  
like!
 ziggytrix wrote:
I'll never be able to keep these guys distinguished from Big Head Todd and the Monsters...
 

Let me help; Todd is not a toad, and a toad is not a monster.
Hard to tell from other 90s bands unless you spent some time in Santa Barbara. Then you know who they are and it brings back good memories
play more Toad!
Todd the Big Head Wet Sprocket Some Call Toad-ish. Such a good song. Band. Both. Honestly, Big Head Todd has such an amazingly distinctive voice/sound that it's just Toad The Wet Sprocket that's hard to ID when the 90's bands hard drive isn't whirring at capacity. 
I'll never be able to keep these guys distinguished from Big Head Todd and the Monsters...
Shades of Tom Petty here, and that is not a bad influence.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Please don't tell Stingray they're all Scientologists.  ; )

 
{#Lol}
 Stingray wrote:
"10"

One of the best pop-songs EVER....EVER written!

WOOOOW
 
Please don't tell Stingray they're all Scientologists.  ; )
My favorite TTWS album.

on 3/5/17, coloradojohn wrote:

Great memories of this landmark album! I took a 10-day vacation in Guam, summer of '94, and this was on the airwaves, on the MTV videos in bars, played for long stretches in the car rental tape deck; man, it was everywhere! Loved it then, still dig it now. More TOAD!

 
I was ending my junior year of HS (at Santa Barbara HS) when this record came out, and I remember thinking then "what a cool band name, it's different" and I even liked the pop sound of the band, but not overly so.  Fast forward to my 40th bday (when you commented on March 5th 2017) and I'm in 100% agreement with you about really digging the band's sound. As just another example of how you and I would be good BUDs (lol) if we knew each other.  Stay cool bro - and keep posting your fun stories associated with the awesome (and even the not so awesome ones too) tracks we hear here on RP.

Long Live RP!


Great memories of this landmark album! I took a 10-day vacation in Guam, summer of '94, and this was on the airwaves, on the MTV videos in bars, played for long stretches in the car rental tape deck; man, it was everywhere! Loved it then, still dig it now. More TOAD!
Waiting to hear Constellation!
Play the Toad!
I had tickets to see these boys on Thursday night in Portland and got snowed in.  Bummer.  Freakin' winter!
 Stingray wrote:
12
 
Exactly!
 efaulkjr wrote:

Yes, warderblu!  My all-time favorite Toad album!
 

Yes - certainly their best, among many good others!

Seems they re-unite!
12
They still tour together occasionally. Saw them in Charlotte a few months ago. Glen said they were seriously considering reuniting and were working on new material together. Awesome!!!!!!!!!
I remain a huge fan of TTWS from the 90s.  I cannot believe I never saw them live as I had several friends who were "Toadies."  Please play some tunes from a spin-off project by the drummer, bassist, and guitarist —- Lapdog. 


 warderblu wrote:
Dulcinea
 
Yes, warderblu!  My all-time favorite Toad album!
"10"

One of the best pop-songs EVER....EVER written!

WOOOOW
I remember this one.  Back when rock and roll radio made a 90's revival with some very good songs.
{#Dancingbanana}
Dulcinea
nice wee blast from some time back
 MtnCoyote wrote:
This was the song that introduced me to Toad.  In the 1994 movie "Drop Zone", they played this as the skydivers were free-falling in a circular formation — the lyrics, combined with the images and melody, really highlighted the sheer athletic beauty of falling through the blue skies, free of all restraints... 
                                                                  {#Group-hug}     {#Umbrella}   

2 years after the movie, I actually did a tandem skydive from 9,000 feet up — what a ride!!!!      {#Propeller}

 

Thanks for sharing!
 justin_thyme wrote:

Dulcinea was released in 1994.  It's a brilliant album from a talented band, chocked full of terrific songs.

 

Yes-yes-yes!

One of those few-few albums with not a single - not a SINGLE FILLER!
FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINALLY...!

("10")
 buzmaggie wrote:
good stuff.  Its about time we have heard from them. noone knows when this was released?
 
Dulcinea was released in 1994.  It's a brilliant album from a talented band, chocked full of terrific songs.

 buzmaggie wrote:
good stuff.  Its about time we have heard from them. noone knows when this was released?
 
The name of the LP where was originally released was Dulcinea. A great album.

Take care. 
Saw Philips's new group, W.P.A., last Wednesday night. Sean Watkins on guitar—and, oh, man, can he pick it!—and Luke Bulla on fiddle. Lush, three-part harmonies. Great band.
good stuff.  Its about time we have heard from them. noone knows when this was released?
{#Sad}{#Sick}{#Eek}
Celebrity sighting: Glen Phillips at Los Arroyos in Montecito on 6-9-09.
I hate to disagree with some comments below, but I think you can play more Toad - maybe some less played, but great tunes. 

They were my favorite band - till those guys from Tucson came along. . . .
 SoundsGoodToMe wrote:


If I had a nickel for every thing you didn't understand, I'd be Bill Gates.

 

If you took a nickel and Physicgenius comments and put em in your hand, do you know what they'd be worth?
A Nickel!
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}
        {#Music}
 splooge wrote:
Sorry, didn't care for it when FM played the hell out of it and I CERTAINLY don't care for it on RP. Please keep the watered down, ultra pop out of RP. Thanks.
 

It's a good song.

That's all you really need.
This was the song that introduced me to Toad.  In the 1994 movie "Drop Zone", they played this as the skydivers were free-falling in a circular formation — the lyrics, combined with the images and melody, really highlighted the sheer athletic beauty of falling through the blue skies, free of all restraints... 
                                                                  {#Group-hug}     {#Umbrella}   

2 years after the movie, I actually did a tandem skydive from 9,000 feet up — what a ride!!!!      {#Propeller}

Sorry, didn't care for it when FM played the hell out of it and I CERTAINLY don't care for it on RP. Please keep the watered down, ultra pop out of RP. Thanks.
physicsgenius wrote:
I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch.



SoundsGoodToMe wrote:
If I had a nickel for every thing you didn't understand, I'd be Bill Gates.



This has got to be the best response to one of the "late" Physicsgenius's trollings that I've read. Kudos!


TOOOOOOAAAAAAADDDDDD!!!! :D
Proof Bill & Rebecca love us!
LOVE THE BAND NAME!
Good playlist tonight. :music: Good playlist most every night. :good-vibes:
7:13 pm - Toad The Wet Sprocket - Fall Down 7:09 pm - Randy Newman - Baltimore 7:05 pm - The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 3 26 and accelerating. :-))
Wow, I just read the lyrics. Such despair put to such a joyous melody.
jangly, pop-rock perfection :bananajam:
Used to go watch these guys play in a place called "Charlie's Seaside Cafe" in Ventura, CA. They were good then, still good now.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
BY the way, this song has a Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear The Reaper" feel to me.
THAT's the song I was thinking of. Thanks for the memory jog.
Sigh...........another band to throw money at.
physicsgenius wrote: I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch. SoundsGoodToMe wrote:
If I had a nickel for every thing you didn't understand, I'd be Bill Gates.
Love your answer!!!! :lol: BY the way, this song has a Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear The Reaper" feel to me.
Catchy radio-pop; what's not to like?!
:bananajam: :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: GO TTWS!
Another great tune from these guys. One of the best kept secrets in music.
YEAH TOAD!
physicsgenius wrote:
I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch.
If I had a nickel for every thing you didn't understand, I'd be Bill Gates.
I went to High School with 2 of these guys in Santa Barbara. Back then, Glenn and Dean were artsy guys like me, and I never guess how far they'd go. I've heard rumors of reunion and I hope they do! Thanks RP for keeping these boys out there!! :bananajumprope:
sasa1170 wrote:
and Achtung Baby....
Totally achtung baby.. that's what I thought something like 10 years ago, too funny that it's never come up until now
yay for toad on rp!!!
One of my fav's for sure. Brilliant tune.
Extremely talented band. I think this is one of their best songs. Let these toads roam free.
physicsgenius wrote:
I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch.
Hmmmm... :think: Monty Python produces "fairly obscure" comedy sketches? Interesting. (I wonder how obscure Firesign Theater is then?) I feel Eric Idle would love the "cult" aspect, though. Keep the thought-provoking comments flowing.
physicsgenius wrote:
I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch.
How's that Grand Unification Theory coming? You should go work on that.
canadianbug wrote:
3 times in 2 days! i can't believe it!! yay!
I can't :puke: It!
physicsgenius wrote:
I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch.
:lol: I was wondering myself. I only like a few songs from TtWS, and this is the best one.
I've never been able to understand how such a mainstream, blandrock band got bandname from a fairly obscure cult comedy sketch.
This song, along with, I believe it's called Woodburning, off of Dulcinea, JUST ROCKS ALL KINDS OF JAM! :drummer: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2:
Toad!! Yesssssssssssssssssssss :bounce: :bounce:
and Achtung Baby....
DrLex wrote:
That album cover looks extremely similar to Pearl Jam's "No Code"...
How about The Jam "Sound Effects" ....
3 times in 2 days! i can't believe it!! yay!
Love Toad - more if possible please :bananasplit:
Indeed, the Toad rocketh mightily... :guitarist:
Still love this song! :dance:
That album cover looks extremely similar to Pearl Jam's "No Code"...
mperry wrote:
Back together and touring. Thought you might enjoy this. If Toad the Wet Sprocket needed proof that fans welcome a reunion tour, they got it Sunday night, when a sold-out crowd packed Mississippi Nights despite snow and icy roads.
I was at that show and it was indeed most excellente!
smokinsean wrote:
...me too...good far stare music... S.
:lol: i read too fast and thought you'd commented "good state fair music" and I was about to agree... ahhh, fun with dyslexia...
for a split-second I thought that maybe we were going to hear "Valerie Loves Me" by Material Issue -- is that already on the playlist somewhere?
...me too...good far stare music... S.
Still love these guys.
genius from a lyrics perspective
I love this song, but I think there are better songs off Dulcinea.
BC_Night_Heron wrote:
Generic....rock. Eh...
Ya know, I thought this for years. But this time, it seemed different. I haven't heard it for years, and it really rocks and sounds fresh again. Weird.
Awesome band!!! \:D/ More Please :clap:
mperry wrote:
Back together and touring. Thought you might enjoy this. Toad the Wet Sprocket By BRIAN Q. NEWCOMB Post-Dispatch 02/17/2003 If Toad the Wet Sprocket needed proof that fans welcome a reunion tour, they got it Sunday night, when a sold-out crowd packed Mississippi Nights despite snow and icy roads. Opening with "Whatever I Fear" from its most recent full-length effort, "Coil" (1997), Toad's reunited foursome were received warmly. "Something's Always Wrong" went back to the band's successful 1994 disc, "Dulcinea," from which they turned out "Fly From Heaven," "Woodburning" and "Crowing" in rapid succession. The band solidly played the acoustic, alternative pop/rock creations that often got them labeled as R.E.M.-lite. They've done little to change that perception. Singer and principal songwriter Glen Phillips appeared comfortable in his role at center stage, where he led the band through a fair share of Toad's biggest hits and more obscure tracks. "All I Want" seemed to capture the evening's emotional draw as fans sang along: "All I want is to feel this way, to feel this close, to feel the same." But time waits for no band. Phillips offered "Drive By" alone on acoustic guitar, a song from his indie solo offering, and guitarist Todd Nichols sang "See You Again, by his band Lapdog. Earlier, Phillips introduced a new Toad song, an electric guitar-driven track with the refrain, "We've got a lot to be thankful for." Given the supportive crowd, that's an understandable sentiment, but the song's incomplete feel left something to be desired. "Windmills," "Stupid," "Good Intentions" and "Fall Down" closed out the 75-minute set. "Crazy Life" and the band's biggest hit, "Walk on the Ocean" were strong encores. The return of Toad the Wet Sprocket proved a satisfying venture on the strength of nostalgia alone but failed to deliver much hope for the band's future. For that, they'll need strong, new material. Openers Bleu and Alice Peacock revealed the kind of pop/rock the kids have been making while Toad has been away. Peacock, starting on piano and moving to acoustic guitar, fronted a solid three-piece band on "Alabama Boy" and "I'll Be the One," from her self-titled album, emphasizing her strong voice on equally powerful melodies. Bleu's rather generic guitar pop didn't feel immediately disposable, thanks to strong melodies and smart arrangements in "Somebody Else," from the "Spider-Man" soundtrack, but the cover of Huey Lewis' "Heart of Rock and Roll" smelled of desperation.
I did NOT know that...thanks. (sorry, just learned you could edit RESPONSES)
NYY96 wrote:
Decent but nothing special or original
True, but there are some nice touches. The bass line is excellent, song has good dynamics. A 7 from this corner --- quite likeable.
Keep up with the rocking cuts, RP! You on a roll. :drummer: :guitarist:
I always liked this song - I am new to RP, glad I found you! Thanks
Back together and touring. Thought you might enjoy this. Toad the Wet Sprocket By BRIAN Q. NEWCOMB Post-Dispatch 02/17/2003 If Toad the Wet Sprocket needed proof that fans welcome a reunion tour, they got it Sunday night, when a sold-out crowd packed Mississippi Nights despite snow and icy roads. Opening with \"Whatever I Fear\" from its most recent full-length effort, \"Coil\" (1997), Toad\'s reunited foursome were received warmly. \"Something\'s Always Wrong\" went back to the band\'s successful 1994 disc, \"Dulcinea,\" from which they turned out \"Fly From Heaven,\" \"Woodburning\" and \"Crowing\" in rapid succession. The band solidly played the acoustic, alternative pop/rock creations that often got them labeled as R.E.M.-lite. They\'ve done little to change that perception. Singer and principal songwriter Glen Phillips appeared comfortable in his role at center stage, where he led the band through a fair share of Toad\'s biggest hits and more obscure tracks. \"All I Want\" seemed to capture the evening\'s emotional draw as fans sang along: \"All I want is to feel this way, to feel this close, to feel the same.\" But time waits for no band. Phillips offered \"Drive By\" alone on acoustic guitar, a song from his indie solo offering, and guitarist Todd Nichols sang \"See You Again, by his band Lapdog. Earlier, Phillips introduced a new Toad song, an electric guitar-driven track with the refrain, \"We\'ve got a lot to be thankful for.\" Given the supportive crowd, that\'s an understandable sentiment, but the song\'s incomplete feel left something to be desired. \"Windmills,\" \"Stupid,\" \"Good Intentions\" and \"Fall Down\" closed out the 75-minute set. \"Crazy Life\" and the band\'s biggest hit, \"Walk on the Ocean\" were strong encores. The return of Toad the Wet Sprocket proved a satisfying venture on the strength of nostalgia alone but failed to deliver much hope for the band\'s future. For that, they\'ll need strong, new material. Openers Bleu and Alice Peacock revealed the kind of pop/rock the kids have been making while Toad has been away. Peacock, starting on piano and moving to acoustic guitar, fronted a solid three-piece band on \"Alabama Boy\" and \"I\'ll Be the One,\" from her self-titled album, emphasizing her strong voice on equally powerful melodies. Bleu\'s rather generic guitar pop didn\'t feel immediately disposable, thanks to strong melodies and smart arrangements in \"Somebody Else,\" from the \"Spider-Man\" soundtrack, but the cover of Huey Lewis\' \"Heart of Rock and Roll\" smelled of desperation.
Originally Posted by NYY96: Decent but nothing special or original
Hey, they come from Santa Barbara, whadaya expect? Just cause you live in nirvana doesn't mean you can write killer music. That nirvana things is kind of like novacaine, not horse (Layla) or speed (Disraeli Gears). :cool:
I always wanted to like this band. Loved the vocalist but often found the songs a little bland. This song comes closest to fulfilling the band\'s potential IMHO
Generic....rock. Eh...
Nice song, dude! :clap:
One of my all time favorite TTWS songs.
Never understood why this one didn\'t do better. Oh well, their loss.
when this came out, it was the first toad song i\'d heard. everything they do sounds different from this, somehow. still, i like this too.
Decent but nothing special or original