Ready to Fall
|"Ready to Fall"|
|Single by Rise Against|
|from the album The Sufferer & the Witness|
|B-side||"State of the Union (live)"|
|Released||May 30, 2006|
|Recorded||The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado|
|Rise Against singles chronology|
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.
"Ready to Fall" was written by lead vocalist Tim McIlrath in collaboration with the song's producers, Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. Stevenson and Livermore engineered the song alongside Andrew Berlin and Johnny Schou, while Chris Lord-Alge served as the mixer. It was recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado and mastered by Ted Jensen. Rise Against released the song as the album's lead single on May 30, 2006.
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.
|1.||"Ready to Fall"|
|1.||"Ready to Fall"||3:48|
|2.||"State of the Union" (live at The Troubadour)||2:09|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||13|
- "12 Rounds Soundtracks" imdb.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2009.
- The Sufferer and the Witness (liner notes). Rise Against. Geffen Records. 2006.
- "Ready to Fall (Album Version)". 7digital. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
- "Ready to Fall (Import 7" White Vinyl)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 24, 2016.
- "Rise Against – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Rise Against. Retrieved January 24, 2016.