The Letter 3

The Letter 3

 Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
BandRockFunk

The Letter 3 is a hard-hitting funk/rock group out of Tuscaloosa, Al. They fuse Rock, Funk, Prog and Blues to develope the fullest sound possible. They work too hard and often to be called a garage band. The band strives to perform at their peak every night and present best live show possible.

Biography

The Letter 3 is a funk/rock group out of Tuscaloosa, Al. It was formed when guitarist Jonny Milling and bassist Jordan Abbett began collaborating music in the winter of 2008. They were later joined by guitarist David Moore, percussionist Ryan Mayfield and vocalist Joshua Mickler. Once fully formed in spring 2009 the band began heavily focusing on original songs. They were determined to write and record music that was not the status quo of the local arena. It came through months of practice aided by the varying musical tastes and backgrounds of all five members. The band played their first show in October of 2009 and have had regular dates ever since. Taking time off to record a 9 song original demo produced by “cousin” Alan Blazick in March of 2010 and continuing to play shows directly after. In late 2011 the band began to record their debut album at Renilk studios.The album,"TL3", was released locally to critical acclaim. The band is now looking to expand their horizons and have their music heard by the masses.

Lyrics

Live with Music

Written By: Joshua Mickler

ohhhhh.. ohhhh...
CHORUS
How could I
He told me
It's all a sham
With eyes closed
A light walk
I'm in wet sand
VERSE
Feel my breath at your door
beating and beating it has poured out
enough that my voice is a graveyard whisper
I've thrown out so much that promise better
CHORUS
How could I
He told me
It's all a sham
With eyes closed
A light walk
We all feel damned
Your here at night
You hear my mind
You're there when I lie
You see right through
You already knew me
I live with music
VERSE
I suppose I should be alarmed
doubting from my point you've ever seen this storm
raging winds, blowing in toss us away
but I know we'll make it anyway
CHORUS
How could I
He told me
It's all a sham
With eyes closed
A light walk
We all feel damned
Your here at night
You hear my mind
You're there when I lie
You see right through
You already knew me
I live with music

Chronic Roulette

Written By: Joshua Mickler

VERSE
Blood eyes can you see inside
so long that maybe I'm immune
if not then I must go hide
or find an alike kind to compliment my group
CHORUS
Is this the time I blow up chronic roulette
arriving home don't want to have to fret
even though it's a matter of time
my luck is shoved and fired at while I comply
hidden like wet water hide to flames
I wanna change the odds up to this game
don't wanna have to play chronic roulette
VERSE
Every entrance is a chance
the eye contact we avoid
this is a dangerous romance
which is going to catch me if I continue to pull
CHORUS
Is this the time I blow up chronic roulette
arriving home don't want to have to fret
even though it's a matter of time
my luck is shoved and fired at while I comply
hidden like wet water hide to flames
I wanna change the odds up to this game
don't wanna have to play chronic roulette
VERSE
let me flee this random exam
which they are so thrilled to spring upon me
disguised politely thanks to my plan
as long as everything goes accordingly
CHORUS
Is this the time I blow up chronic roulette
arriving home don't want to have to fret
even though it's a matter of time
my luck is shoved and fired at while I comply
hidden like wet water hide to flames
I wanna change the odds up to this game
don't wanna have to play chronic roulette
VERSE
Blood eyes can you see inside
so long that maybe I'm immune
if not then I must go hide
or find an alike kind to compliment my group

Foreign Stanger

Written By: Joshua Mickler

VERSE
fall out of my bed
in this normal state
let me open up this gate
before it's closed and I can't find another way back in
what's on the market for me
how I love candy
now you're expecting me to sit here and be stagnant and stale
that's another choice
I have a job to appoint
so come right in
CHORUS
I....... have let in a

VERSE
these are estatic contributions
through blood cells a fusion
so strange but still it makes itself quite at home
tremors are geting worse
even while sweat it burst
through my skin my pores this is when opposites attract
hunger doesn't strike me
content and I'm not fighting
so bring your friends
CHORUS
I...... have let in a Foreign Stranger, Foreign Stranger, Foreign Stranger
it was a crazy feeling
VERSE
at the peak of my bed
don't destroy my way
I won't dare you to stay
where everything that bounds us to this place will be freed
imploding but I felt
like I could go nowhere else
it is a wave a crash that makes my nerves jump on springs
I'm mushy headed
and I know just where I've landed
but who's driving
CHORUS
I....... have let in a Foreign Stranger, Foreign Stranger, Foreign Stranger
it was a stupid feeling

VERSE
Foreign Stranger I let in!
Foreign Stranger has crept in! ohhhh!!!
Foreign Stranger I let in!
Foreign Stranger has crept in! ohh....

She Wore Me Out

Written By: Joshua Mickler

VERSE
she has a coke-bottled body
that is pleased with marks
like constant distractions ya know
with actions that are known to start
foreplays apparent
with eyes staring back like fuck me ohh
distance grows blood rises to brew
my senses reply a sly piece of apple mind pie
her ooo from this I knew would multiply
CHORUS
she wore me out that bitch she wore me out
she wore me out that bitch she wore me out
she wore me out that btich she wore me out
she wore me out
VERSE
now the trip it takes its turn home
out of control
I take my snap shot outline
she's a dime
so surprised he wasn't drown by
all her waters
tells me to feel she'll taste her recipe
with more too offer
it got harder and harder too
she knew my mind was juice
she drank it up no cup damn flows
for round 2
CHORUS
she wore me out that bitch she wore me out
she wore me out that bitch she wore me out
she wore me out that btich she wore me out
I said she she wore me she wow she wore me out
she wore me out that btich What! she wore me out
she wore me out that bitch Harder! she wore me out
she wore me out that btich she wore me out
she wore me out

BRIDGE
she wore me, she wore me, she wore me out

VERSE
relaxed like a climax that last a year today
bodies tell a story of time well played
pearls me up a nice one I guess to go along with her
she's my 1, 2, 3 prize and I splurge on her
CHORUS
she wore me out that bitch she wore me out
she wore me out that bitch she wore me out
she wore me out that btich she wore me out
I said she she wore me she wow she wore me out
she wore me out that btich What! she wore me out
she wore me out that bitch Harder! she wore me out
she wore me out that btich she wore me out
she wore me out

Strollin'

Written By: Joshua Mickler

Strolling heavy feet do you feel how I feel so many diamonds and things and things

Step forward who do I see Ms. Dirty so dirty never clean

I’m a feen I’m a feen for your love for your love for your love I’m a feen

No future you know exactly what I mean

Chorus:

This walk has turned into a rather

Surprising confusing inviting eluding stroll

Verse 2:

Strolling crumbled road I’m slower down slowing down the cause the load

Growing up high the weeds they will consume my toes

I can’t complain the sheets they change and change and change and change

These strays aren’t sane the sheets they change and change and change damn

Chorus:

This walk has turned into a rather

Surprising confusing inviting eluding stroll

Verse 3:

I'm strolling on a cool sunset

I'm strolling yea

Strolling heavy strolling light

Strolling I'll never be deprived

Strolling heavy strolling light

it's so damn easy

Chorus:

This walk has turned into a rather

Surprising confusing inviting eluding stroll

Verse 4:

Surprise me, invite me, confuse me, elude me

Surprise me, invite me, confuse me, then you will elude me

Chorus:

This walk has turned into a rather

Surprising confusing inviting eluding stroll

Discography

The Letter 3 has several demo discs as well as a full length album containing 15 original songs. Accompanied by some 50 cover songs spanning many genres.
You've Done It
Time Lapse
Another Day
Somethings Going Wrong
Mo' Money
Live with Music
Computer Song
She Wore Me out
Strollin'
Our Days
Why Scream?
Chronic Roulette
Blue Lights
One More Time
Shade My Eyes
Country Store
Foreign Stranger
Suckerpunch
Ten Paces
The Running Song
Battered Looks
One Thousand MPH

Set List

Foreign Strangers
Mo' Money No Problems
She Wore Me Out
Another Day
Country Store
You've Done It
Something's Going Wrong
Our Days
Shade My Eyes
Computer Song
Live With Music
Why Scream?
Chronic Roulette
Time Lapse
Strollin'
One More Time
Blue Lights
Ten Paces
One Thousand MPH
The Running Song
Battered Looks
Sucker Punch

Approximately 50 cover songs to be worked in around the originals.
Ranging from RHCP,Incubus,The Black Keys, to Lenny Kravits, CCR, and the Beatles.