Aristotle's Denial

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Artistotle's Denial
Joe Hawley Joe Hawley Cover.png
Written by Joe Hawley
Appears on Joe Hawley Joe Hawley
Sung by Joe Hawley
Duration 3:57
Genre Rock
Language English

Aristotle's Denial feat. Cojum Dip is a song by Joe Hawley, from the album Joe Hawley Joe Hawley. Aristotle's Denial is the 9th track on the album and is the only non-reversed song from the revered re-release: 'Yelwah Eoj Yelwah Eoj'.

Demos And Other Versions[edit]

On January 16th 2018, numerous demo versions of Aristotle's Denial were uploaded to Joe Hawley's YouTube Page:

  • The first demo version had alternative lyrics in the first person, using "I" instead of "We".[1]
  • Another demo version was uploaded under the title 'Demo 2'. This version had alternative lyrics.[2]
  • Also on the same day, an "Alternate Moses" demo was uploaded.[3]
  • An instrumental "Pre-LaBoratory" version was also uploaded.[4]
  • A guitar-only version, presumably played by Bora Karaca[5]
  • A string section stem from the song[6]
  • An accapella stem of effected vocal sounds[7]

A music video for the song, entitled: "ΔΙAΨΕYΣH TOU APIΣTOTEΛH", premiered on Joe Hawley's YouTube channel on the 28th of September 2019, and is a reversed version of Aristotle's Denial.[8][9]


Tilly and the Wall is a band that played at some of the same venues as Tally Hall during the Good and Evil 2008 tour. In the Boralogue, Bora describes that the similarity between the two bands' names caused tension.

The lyric "Tilly & Wall shot a goal; Tally Hall saved it" makes reference not only to Tilly and the the Wall, but also to Talmon Henry "Tally" Hall, a retired american soccer player whose nickname made him a common erroneous search result for those searching for the band.

Stromboli can be unscrambled into "Robotism"

Aristotle's Denial pays homage to Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good', in the line "Stars when you shine, know how we feel". Both songs also make use of 3/4 time signatures, and a descending chord pattern.


We’ve played a fool so many times
We’ve been lambasted and thrown to the lions
We’ve been to school for all of our crimes
So we deny

Stars when you shine, know how we feel
Rounding precisely in fractals surreal
Stars when you dream ends to a mean
Columned between

Wound in a spring
Caught in a lie
Moses might plan things so he wouldn’t die
Bound by a steer starboard to port
Why wouldn't I, then, deny? (Duh)

O what a beautiful vision in time, with a meaningful range of expression in rhyme
Infinitesimal strangers on wings of a plane flying narwhal's adventure in standing refrain

I’m not a man you see; I just repeat for free
(Sorry not sorry wrote Plato's apology)
Tilly & Wall shot a goal; Tally Hall saved it
(Conjuring callow philosopher Socrates)
Stromboli puppetry; have a cigar
("I did not do it," claimed hemlock Bartholomew)
Señor Freud, you remember: guitars are guitars
(Causing effects from a masterpiece point of view)

O what a moving expansion of space
with a meaningful range of repression in grace