“Little Boom Tonight” — Songs of Will T. Massey

Will T. MasseyAfter releasing “The Weathering” in early 2016, Will rarely performed. Completing the record took its toll on his friendship and working relationship with musical partner, Dave Ducharme-Jones, and once again, Will was on his own.

He was also slipping back into some behaviors reminiscent of the dark days when he wasn’t getting treatment for his schizophrenia.

I heard him play this song at one of the last gigs I saw him play in spring of 2016 at the Monkey Nest. This is my favorite of the songs Will released via YouTube and Soundcloud that are unavailable otherwise.


She said, “Baby, it’s a small town.”
I thought, this is not a small town
I’m from a small town.
It’s a small town.

You said, “It’s a big ocean.”
I thought, this is not an ocean.
It’s a place where lots of women are.
I’ve seen a big ocean.

I’m looking for replacements in everyone I meet.
I’m glad this town ain’t what it used to be.
I’ve got things to do —
I hear a little boom tonight.

Well, if we all hung around,
We’d be traveling through time —
I guess that’s only natural,
Sweet city of mine.
Turn it up,
I hear a little boom tonight.

Lots of sex and songs here,
But we’re moving on.
Lots of sex and songs here…
Moving on.

I’ve got a roadway roam
In the evening stretch
Lots of sex and songs here
And the old spirit.

I’m looking for replacements in everyone I meet.
I’m glad this town ain’t what it used to be.
I’ve got things to do —
I hear a little boom tonight.

Well, if it all hung around,
We’d be traveling through time —
I guess that’s only natural,
Sweet city of mine.
Turn it up,
I hear a little boom tonight.

I grabbed a causal shave, babe,
And I’m twenty-eight.
All my old loves are living
And I’m never late.

I roamed on the north side
And I roamed on the east.
I’ve got a casual shave, babe,
And I’m down the street.

I’m looking for replacements in everyone I meet.
I’m glad this town ain’t what it used to be.
I’ve got things to do —
I hear a little boom tonight.

Well, if it all hung around,
We’d be traveling through time —
I guess that’s only natural,
Sweet city of mine.
Turn it up,
I hear a little boom tonight.

repeat chorus

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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