Billy Strings - Watch It Fall Lyrics



Well it's not so easy now
Though it never was back then
We still can't seem to work this out
But you can still pretend
And these tattered walls and burning bridges
Quickly start to fall
How long until there's nothing left at all?

I've been to California, man
I've seen them city lights
Been stranded in the desert
Scorching days and freezing nights
I'll never understand
Why people try to walk so tall
How long until there's nothing left at all?

Don't you love what you got used to?
When we used to feel so free
Won't you wait a while in silence, love
Watch it fall with me

Well the old men said the great big apple
Is rotten to the core
With Wall Street skimming from the till
While no one minds the store
And how could someone get so low
In a building so damn tall?
How long until there's nothing left at all?

While chunks the size of Delaware
Are falling off the poles
Our heads are buried in the sand
Our leaders dug the hole
Like junkies hooked on fossil fuel
Headin' for withdrawal
How long until there's nothing left at all?

Don't you love what you got used to?
When we used to feel so free
Come and wait a while in silence, love
And watch it fall with me

Now the answers in our heads
To the questions that were asked
It boils up from underground
And leads us to the past
To a place that's long forgotten
When we had enough for all
How long until there's nothing left at all?

Don't you love what you got used to?
When we try to make our stand
The hourglass is growing empty now
Just to leave a pile of sand (Watch it fall)




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  1. wordgeezer

    Although the following lyrics are in the description, I don't hear them in the song...?


    While chunks the size of Delaware are falling off the poles
    Our heads are buried in the sand, our leaders dug the holes
    Like junkies hooked on fossil fuels heading for withdrawal
    How long until theres nothin left at all?

    And now the great Pacific reefs are heating up they say
    While the plastic covers every inch and cooks the fish away
    The barrier is fading back and blanching white as salt
    How long until we learn that it’s our fault?


    Not accusing no one of nothing but how can it be so wrong...G%

  2. wordgeezer

    You been writing some good tunes Billy

    alan4sure

    yep I agree 100%!!

  3. Narcan Nova

    One of my favorites off this new record. Come to Ohio Billy!

  4. Pip Jim

    Adore this song

  5. Chandler Beavers

    Hints of pioneers by Larry keel mixed in this one.

  6. TripTonic

    Deep song

  7. Andrey Manakov

    Wow, its something!

  8. Brian ONeill

    Just here to say Fuck Yea! This is amazing and necessary.

  9. T Seeker

    You were recommended in my feed... so damn glad! Fantastic work. You a Tool fan by chance? 😉👍

  10. Tyler Toler

    Glad I got to be here to see yall bring real music back.

  11. Nathan L

    My highschool art teacher recommended ur music, and at first I blew it off, but this is awesome! Well done!

    WeThePeopleGuy_76

    Go Pack Go!

    TheMwk420

    So if you’re in high school still and that’s still your art teacher, they have an awesome knowledge of music. Be friends with that teacher trust me.

    Chris B

    Love that your teacher put you onto his music!