Song of the Day #3,919: ‘Watch Me Fall’ – Uncle Tupelo

Uncle Tupelo is regarded as the definitive alt-country band, pioneering a blend of folk rock and traditional country sounds. Great contemporary artists like Neko Case and Jason Isbell can be traced back to the music these guys put out in the early 90s.

Uncle Tupelo’s members are better known for their follow-up efforts, as Jay Farrar went on to form Son Volt and Jeff Tweedy achieved even bigger success with Wilco. When still together, they released four albums between 1990 and 1993. Still Feel Gone was their third.

I’m a fan of much of Tweedy’s work with Wilco, but I’m unfamiliar with Jay Farrar and Son Volt. This album goes down awfully easy, and feels like a nice introduction to them both.

Some folks find
That their role in life
Is to fail
At everything they try

While other folks see
But not like me
There’s one thing
That they’re damn good at

So gather ’round, you all
Come around and see
Those who stand tall
Why don’t you please
Watch me fall?

The hole is wide
And it’s there to divide
It’s no one’s fault
But it’s put there by design

And there’s a bridge yet to build
As many men have willed
It stands the weight
Of all those who wish to pass

Gather ’round you all
Come around and see
Those who stand tall
Why don’t you please
Watch me fall?

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,919: ‘Watch Me Fall’ – Uncle Tupelo

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’ve heard of the band but not familiar with their music. This song sounds like fairly generic country. Nothing so special.

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