“Closin’ Down My Heart (The Last One to Leave)” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will T. Massey — Slow Study coverAnother old favorite from Will’s 1989 self-released cassette, Slow Study. I’ve long felt this heartbreaker could be a huge hit for nearly any country singer who covered it, male or female.

You could tell when you looked at me:
Like an old motel with a vacancy.
My one-room heart was well-kept and cheap
You tore it apart — you never earned your keep.

You’re just leaving like the rest.
Take your memories, leave the mess —
Carve your initials, leave your mark.
Just turn the lights out please,
You’re the last one to leave —
I’m closin’ down my heart.

It’s got too many scars from too many brawls,
Like a beat-up bar at love’s last call.
You got high on the dreams I poured.
Now the cellar’s dry, I’m bolting the door.

You’re just leaving like the rest.
Take your memories, leave the mess —
Carve your initials, leave your mark.
Just turn the lights out please,
You’re the last one to leave —
I’m closin’ down my heart.

repeat chorus

 

Here’s the original recording from Slow Study, re-titled “The Last One to Leave” on the 2007 CD re-release.

About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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