Ian C Stewart "Happy to Fall" MP3
The overactive drum machine programming & boomy vocal mic tell the whole story. August 1991 again....Mixdown album Lessons in Enormity and Severity. The lyrics and title were accidentally borrowed from Ian McCulloch's song "Proud to Fall," which I was aware of but wasn't a huge fan of. If that makes sense. Of course I love Ian McCulloch's solo stuff now, but was ambivalent at first. Typically self absorbed lyrics & moany vocals. Still, not an abysmal effort at making a pop song. The lyrics were probably a reflection of my feeling at the time that all my fiends were f'ing off to college & I was still in Ohio, still working at Subway, still recording crappy fake pop songs in the basement & not becoming a rock star.
there's no one else I can trust with my tears
no one else to discuss my fears
and now you're gone