“I Fell Off My Camel” is an imagined soundtrack for the moment when Rebecca first sees her future husband Isaac, as Eliezer leads her to his tent on a camel after their long journey from her homeland. Translated literally, the Torah says that when Rebecca first lifted her eyes and saw Isaac, she fell off her camel: “vatipol me’al hagamal” (Genesis 24:64). This probably means she “got down” rather than falling off, and almost all translations interpret the verse accordingly: “And Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel.” Still, falling off a camel is such 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 bass in the band, but plays piano on this track. Alicia plays the acoustic guitar.