Fall
By: Karl Stephenson, Mark Peterson, Mark Schultz
Original Performance: Forest For The Trees
Written by: Karl Stephenson, Mark Peterson, Mark Schultz

Versions:
  1. Fall (4:33)
    Available on Forest For The Trees.
    Credits
    Karl Stephenson: Bass, Producer, Programming, Tambourine, Vocals
    Mark Peterson: Guitar
    Beck Hansen: Harmonica
    Mark Schultz: Vocals
    John Coz: Vocals (Background)
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Lyrics:
Fall [Version (a)]:

I fall in the water that swells at my feet
Fighting the current rushing by me
Clinging to the fishes, looking for guides
I ponder the questions that wrack me inside
That asking all questions might push you away
And questioning answers that wither and fray
Packaging packages pack it away
Packaging packages pack it away
Packaging packages pack it away
Packaging packages pack it away

Without believing, cauldron seething
Tumult crushes the rock of reason
The more I have, the less I want
The broken wings that are the hunt
Weakest hour cry for meaning
Seize the power, that sinking feeling
Best intention, complexity
Beyond dimension, roll the rock
That seals the cave and hide inside
From doubt and rave about the water
Fallen, swollen, rivers leap the bounds
Rivers leap the bounds
Rivers leap the bounds
Rivers leap the bounds

Let's fall into the light
Let's fall into the light
Light is right, the moon the night
Let's fall

Wishing wishful wishes we
Fearing blindness cannot see
Feel the path that beckons me
He knew but couldn't see
He was but wasn't me
He looked inside the earth
He saw into the night
He talked between the words
He fell into the light
Tired thinking drinking drown

Ooh, let's fall into the flat
Ooh, let's fall into the flat
Ooh, let's fall into the flat
Excuse me... where is this thing about the light?
Oh OK sounds great, but where can I find the light?
You guys are no help to me, man.
 
The Song:

This Forest for the Trees song, a droll rap, has Carl Stephenson's trademarked multi-layered sound (as on "Loser," "Beercan," and most all of Forest for the Trees). Beck adds very little to this song, just some harmonica near the end, which is almost completely buried underneath all the other layers. Beck recorded his part in 1992 or 1993, which is around the time he did most of his work with Stephenson. (Though this wasn't released until 1997.)

Interestingly, "Fall" samples the Dr. John song, "I Walk On Guilded Splinters," which Stephenson also sampled on "Loser." "Fall" and "Loser" do not sound very much alike though!
 
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