Bound for the Floor

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"Bound for the Floor"
Single by Local H
from the album As Good as Dead
B-side "High Fivin' Motherfucker"
Released January 31, 1996
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 1995
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 3:42
Label Island
Writer(s) Scott Lucas, Joe Daniels
Producer(s) Steven Haigler, Scott Lucas, Joe Daniels
Local H singles chronology
"Mayonnaise and Malaise"
"Bound for the Floor"
"Eddie Vedder"

"Bound for the Floor" is a song by American alternative rock duo Local H, released as the first single from their 1996 album, As Good as Dead. It is widely considered to be the band's most popular single, reaching #5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #10 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It still receives radio circulation to this day, and serves as a minor staple of the post-grunge era.


The song's angst driven lyrics deal with a lack of confidence and frustration which is strongly reflected in the overall performance. Like many of Local H's songs, the guitar tuning is a half step down from standard.

A music video was produced for "Bound for the Floor," which features a performance by the band strung with shots of a school building.

The video also features children playing and following the band, perhaps a representation of groupies, where they follow them to a "merry go round", then to a bar, and finally to a private concert. While the video is playing it cuts to the children occasionally writing the lyrics to the song as it's sung, or the video cuts to the band playing in an abandoned building.[1]

Use in popular culture[edit]

"Bound for the Floor" also featured in the 2006 film Big Nothing, starring Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer, as well as being featured in the video game Saints Row for the Xbox 360 console. The song was also used in the 1998 film No Looking Back, starring Jon Bon Jovi and Edward Burns.[2]

The song was featured in at least one episode of America's Funniest Home Videos, set to a collection of motorcycle mishap videos. It was also used in the second episode of Daria, "The Invitation".


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