Songs of Will T. Massey — “High Rollers, Roll My Way”

Will T. MasseyWill once observed that sometimes the events or images he would write about would then become manifest in the world. To that end, he figured a song about big money and fame might provide the needed push to send him soaring into the star-studded stratosphere again — so he wrote this one.

I thought I had video of Will performing this song, but all I found was a live audio recording from the Wyldwood house concert he played. I added some images, but would love to see what an illustrator/cartoonist could do with this song.

Born, I broke into song —
The hospital rocked along.
The sick were healed and the dead came back,
Train stopped on the railroad track.
I was dancing before I crawled,
Every engine in the nation stalled.
Angels came from near and far
Moses made me my first guitar.

High rollers, roll my way —
Every night and every day,
They come to see me sing & play.
High rollers, roll my way.

The government, I sold ‘em songs.
The President came along
And said, “Here’s how you’ll earn from me:
Gonna pay you for a CD.”
The UN called a day of peace
The day my first record hit the streets.
Life from distant galaxies
Were drawn to Earth by the melodies.

High rollers, roll my way —
Every night and every day,
They come to see me sing & play.
High rollers, roll my way.

Here they come in the limousines,
Spending money, living dreams.
Spreading good times all around
When they hear my rockin’ sound.

A time traveler, I undo
My fame every day or two.
To protect my privacy
And to keep making history.
The opportunities never end.
I make more than I’ll ever spend.
Fashions born in my memory
All the famous dance with me.

High rollers, roll my way —
Every night and every day,
They come to see me sing & play.
High rollers, roll my way.

Repeat chorus
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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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