I Fell Off My Camel

Reading the Torah literally, we learn that when Rebecca first saw her future husband Isaac, she fell off her camel. The text probably means she “got down” rather than falling off; almost all translations write something like “And Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel” (Genesis 24:64).

But falling off a camel: what a great image for love at first sight! This song was written collaboratively by Girls in Trouble singer-songwriter Alicia Jo Rabins and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Aaron Hartman. Aaron usually plays drums in the band, but plays piano on this track. Alicia plays the acoustic guitar.