Who Sang Let It All Fall Down? James Taylor

James Taylor Walking Man cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Homer Banks
release date: 1974
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Soft Rock
length: 3:35
producer: David Spinozza
mixer: Harry Maslin
engineer: Harry Maslin
electric guitar: Hugh McCracken
bass: Andy Muson
background vocals: Carly Simon, James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
electric piano: Kenny Ascher
drums (drum set): Rick Marotta
Sing a song for the wrong
And the wicked and the strong
And the sick, as thick as thieves
For the faceless fear that was never so near
Too clear to misbelieve

Well the sea is jumping salty
And the porpoise has the blues
My recollection’s faulty
And I cannot find my shoes
And my wiring is misfiring
Due to cigarettes and booze
I’m behind in my dues
I just now got the news
He seems to tell us lies
And still we will believe him
Then together he will lead us
Into darkness, my friends

Refrain:
Let it fall down, let it fall down
Let it all fall down
Let it fall down, let it fall down
Let it all fall down

The man says stand to one side, son
We got to keep this big ball rolling
It’s just a question of controlling
For whom the bell is tolling

Refrain

There’ll be suffering and starvation
In the streets young man
Just where have you been, old man
Just look out of your window, man

Refrain

Well, it ain’t nobody’s fault but our own
Still, at least we might could show the good sense
To know when we’ve been wrong
And it’s already taken too long
So we bring it to a stop
Then we take it from the top
We let it settle on down softly
Like your gently falling snow
Or let it tumble down and topple
Like the temple long ago

Refrain



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Walking Man
  • 2 Rock & Roll Is Music Now
  • 3 Let It All Fall Down
  • 4 Me and My Guitar
  • 5 Daddy's Baby
  • 6 Ain't No Song
  • 7 Hello Old Friend
  • 8 Migration
  • 9 Promised Land
  • 10 Fading Away

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin