Let 'Em Fall

by Joe Billy

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"Let 'Em Fall" is an album full of songs expressing disdain for various social norms and societal practices and ideas that most of us just brush off our shoulder and say "it is what it is."
Let 'Em Fall is my way of trying to get people to think more about these types of things and, if necessary or wanted, let these negative ideas crumble and fall to the ground.
In addition, there's only so much you can control in life. Somewhat of a 2nd meaning behind this album is well...you really can't do much about certain things. life must keep going, regardless of the changes we like and don't like. you just gotta take it with stride and let the dominoes fall where they do.

Much love and thanks to all of you for listening to this album, and for actually reading this blurb-shit.
Peace <3

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released June 9, 2017

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Joseph Billy III

Album Artwork from the AWESOME Alexander Lobo:
www.alexthelobo.com

and of course big shout out to Sammy, Alamo Alex, Pat, and Lana for offering their voices to these AMAZINGLY sexy gang vocals up in here. love you guys.

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Protesty, angsty, thought provoking, acoustic punk nonsense.

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Track Name: Sorry, Mom
I've been thinking too much again
About life and all the stupid shit that I'm in
All the regrets I've made, and those I should never regret

As my mind continues to circle the drain
I wonder if I could've spent my time better
like helping victims of war, or fighting cancer
instead of fighting ignorance
or burning all the McDonald's to the ground

So sorry mom
So sorry mom, i'm not coming home, until I make the world a better place or die trying
Cause the weight of my backpack and heart on my sleeve
isn't heavy enough to stop me

No they're not gonna like what I have to say
but someone's gotta say what's one everybody's mind
No, they're not gonna like what I have to say
So fuck em

So sorry dad
So sorry dad, i'm not coming home, until I make the world a better place or die trying
Cause the weight of my backpack and heart on my sleeve
isn't heavy enough to stop me
Track Name: Denounce Columbus
so let me get this straight, if i can if i may
columbus stole this land, and he was the one to stay?
now tell me what the fuck is right with that

And the history books won't tell us, of how he raped and pillaged
and tried to racial cleanse, all the Native Americans
and how he killed off half the tribes by enslavement

and as they were dying off, they decided to replace them with the Africans

so please tell me why, we celebrate this man
and so many others like him, just because we can
could we honor and learn from all the ones that made a difference
and perhaps weren't so tyrannical
i think we need a better holiday

well we still gotta thank Chris for plenty
like disturbing a world of peace, and bringing in disease
and taking new world credit from Leif Ericson

and when the kings and queens found out
of his heinous crimes against humanity
they arrested him, and tried to punish him
but found out that he got so fucking rich

so please tell me why, we celebrate this man
and so many others like him, just because we can
could we honor and learn from all the ones that made a difference
and perhaps weren't so tyrannical

as privileged as i am, being as white as a saltine cracker
i can't help feeling some kind of guilt
for my native american friends, and so many cultures like them
for enduring a life of pain and resentment

so please tell me why, we celebrate this man
and so many others like him, just because we can
could we honor and learn from all the ones that made a difference
and perhaps weren't so tyrannical
i think we need a better holiday
Track Name: Age is a Social Construct (built on faulty roots)
So tell me why you have to be 21 to drink
while most 12 years olds i've met
are more mature than most in their 40s
and they're the one's being irresponsible

and tell me why
they say children are the future
but once we have opinions, you shut us down instantly
while we're just living the way you taught us

well here's a quick lesson for you

So i'll take this line from everyone who said it all before me
cause goddamn, aint it the truth
but if we're fucked up, then who are the ones to blame?
well it aint us.
it's you.

And I'll ask myself before i die, am i happy with the way i lived my life
And when i get older, i won't feel like my life is over because,
age is just a number, age is just a man made number

And when we do grow old, let's try our best and hope that we don't damage the generation after us.

So i'll take this line from everyone who said it all before me
cause goddamn, aint it the truth
but if we're fucked up, then who are the ones to blame?
well it aint us.
it's you.
Track Name: The Fly You Ignore
Sitting on a bench
on a nice afternoon, can be quite relaxing
but imagine, it being your home
during, the winter
and those hot summer days

As you walk by in your suit and tie
or in the warm comfort of your car
or under your nice new umbrella
ignoring what's happening
as they get approached by someone
much bigger than them
by someone much bigger than them again

Flies flies, everywhere, but not a one to eat unless you're into that
Flies flies, everywhere, but not a one to eat unless you're into that
Sometimes you don't have a choice, it's just survival at that point
when life throws you away like some dirty old rag on the street

How many of us see them, every goddamn day
And do absolutely nothing, absolutely nothing
How many of us even want the change and coins that we get
from our daily little purchases, our daily little purchase
And the food that we get, and how we usually just throw the
rest of it away

Flies flies, everywhere, but not a one to eat unless you're into that
Track Name: I Pray for Armageddon
At the rate this planet's going
I think that it's inevitable our doom is near
but do I care?

Everyday i sit and watch
my home and fellow humans
get destroyed, torn down, sucked dry of any life
by parasites, that are far to powerful to lose
or so they say

Feeling hopeless without action, i've come to one conclusion that is simple enough to ease my mind

Bring on the fire, bring on the chaos
Bring on the fucking end to this world as we know it

As i sit, and wait, for apocalypse and armageddon

this problem's now too obvious to hide
from the ice caps melting, to the black fucking oil in the sea

I wonder if they realize their money, won't save them, from what's coming

Bring on the fire, bring on the chaos
Bring on the fucking end to this world as we know it

As i sit, and wait, for apocalypse and armageddon

You, and I, we sit on the dock, and witness
The scenery we once loved get taken away
By that evil, black sludge, and the dead animals' bodies
oh god...

As i sit, and wait, for apocalypse and armageddon
Track Name: Half Assed Apology
"I'm sorry but" that's always how it stars
are our heads present here or are they miles apart
were our actions somehow just or is that just an opinion
can we suck this up, and try to talk with some feeling

This is my half assed apology
I'm sorry you hate me but I can't be sorry for all the shit that you gave me

ya you've been my friend through it all, that's why i give you tough love
and i don't want you to turn into someone that i despise, or criticize
I don't want you to become like all the rest of those pests
cause fuck em

ya i have days where i need to be alone and i have my days where i can't get off my fuckin high horse
as shitty as we both are, i guess i'll apologize so we can again go get drunk

This is my half assed apology
I'm sorry you hate me but I can't be sorry for all the shit that you gave me
Track Name: The War on War
Well I saw the news again
more senseless people doing senseless things
for their own selfish reasons
assuming that violence and rage are the answers
that one day will set them all free

Will they one day realize
the power of balance and peace
or will they keep destroying
in hopes of creating something

I experience a riot inside of me now
and I express it with the stroke of this pen
not with the harming of others who happen to live here
not with riot shields raised and not with guns aiming ahead

but with the freedom i have
to express my disdain
for the things that we do as so called "human beings"

where's your regard for living things
to respond to a death with a death, now does that make any sense?
It would be so fucking easy
just to love if we just tried to try a little harder again

I experience a riot inside of me now
and I express it with the stroke of this pen
not with the harming of others who happen to live here
not with riot shields raised and not with guns aiming ahead

but with the freedom, i have
to express my disdain
for the things that we do as so called "human beings"
Track Name: Self Hate Masculinity
Every now and then, i think about how many children i could've had with the amount of semen going down the toilet
and i wonder how many aliens or dead relatives witnessed it happen and if they'd be proud

and i wonder how many damn showers i have to take to cleanse my ever so perverted mind

Cause just blaming it on being a man
aint cutting it enough for me
blaming it on being a man is just fuckin lazy

Oh, will i ever be able to not be mesmerized by cleavage
And oh, could i separate my dick from my head from my mind
and what if this tempo was 69?

and i wonder how many damn showers i have to take to cleanse my ever so perverted mind

Cause just blaming it on being a man
aint cutting it enough for me
blaming it on being a man is just fuckin
lazy
Track Name: Rainbow of Trash
White, black, yellow, red
there's a slur for all of us
and if it's not a color, it's a cheap shot stereotype
You got people spreading hate just because they don't understand
and the ignorant types are always the most creative

ya, fuckin right.

But hey look at me and I'll look at you, and we'll all look at eachother and we'll see
that we're all just a rainbow of trash
Track Name: Smash Your Television
Smash your TV, the one that teaches you how to hate
Sending waves of propaganda that slowly brainwashes you away
Telling you who to be, telling you to be lustful and greedy
Here are some better things to do then watch that cancer filled light box

We could read the dictionary
we could talk to other people
we could do jack shit of absolutely nothing at all
we could make a sandwich for a friend
we could take the dog for a nice long walk
we could take a massive dump after eating a raw burrito
or fuck off into a corner, and just fuck the world, fuck the world and all
ya just fuck the world, fuck the world and all

so I'm saying, smash your TV
Smash your TV, you don't need it, you don't need it
So smash your goddamn television and go outside

Think for yourself, don't let anybody fuck with your feelings, god forbid
Exciting division and fear is all the rage now

So instead, let's spend some time with our families
and talk about the things most don't even mention
maybe make a fire, or i don't know
and sing songs about this fucked up world we live in

and we'll sing
woah