Bound for the Floor

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"Bound for the Floor"
Local H Bound for the Floor.jpg
Single by Local H
from the album As Good as Dead
B-side "High-Fiving MF"
Released January 31, 1996
Recorded 1995
Length 3:42
Label Island
  • 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 No. 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 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. The song is noteworthy for the usage of the word "copacetic" in the chorus.

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 lyric to the song as it's sung, or the video cuts to the band playing in an abandoned building.[1]

Clear Channel included the song on its 2001 Clear Channel memorandum due to the song's lyric.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

"Bound for the Floor" was also featured in the 2006 film Big Nothing, starring Trevor Wilcox 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 and in the 1997 film Blackrock.[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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