Ready to Fall

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"Ready to Fall"
Single by Rise Against
from the album The Sufferer & the Witness
Released October 2006
Format CD, digital
Recorded Fort Collins, Colorado
Genre Melodic hardcore
Length 3:50
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Tim McIlrath, Joe Principe, Brandon Barnes, Chris Chasse
Producer(s) Jason Livermore, Bill Stevenson
Rise Against singles chronology
"Paper Wings"
"Ready to Fall"
"Prayer of the Refugee"

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

An acoustic version of this song was performed 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 featured in Tap Tap Revenge 3 on iPhone and iPod Touch as a downloadable double song pack with Audience of One.

The song featured in 2009 action movie 12 Rounds.[1]

Music video[edit]

Made in 2006, the video is about pollution and its effects on the environment. The video is 3 minutes and 51 seconds long, and cuts between shots of the band playing and shots of animals being saved or dying, if not already dead, from various environmental hazards caused 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."

As well as the version played on television, there was another, more graphic version created. This was never released officially but is available on certain websites. The video serves a testimony to veganism. Rise Against is an active supporter of PETA, an animal rights organization, and the band members are all active vegetarians.

The video was filmed at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada.

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached number 13 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It is the lowest charting single from The Sufferer & the Witness, but at the time, it was the band's second highest charting single with only one spot behind Swing Life Away at number 12 then it got beaten by Prayer of the Refugee at number 7.

Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 13


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

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