Songs of Will T. Massey — “My Old ’64”

Will T. Massey "Kickin' Up Dust" coverA song of young love — and heartbreak, as only Will T. Massey could deliver. Displaying the humor later seen in classics like “Coffee Break” and “Highway Hearse,” young Will T. takes us back to the 50s with Jesse “Guitar” Taylor co-piloting the sonic time machine from the night of the “Slow Study” release party 30 years ago at the Chicago House.

I was 18, she was 23.
She loved to go cruising — only with me.
She was a real classic, high, hard and true.
And we hit some tough roads,
But she always pulled us through.

Some said she was ugly.
Some said she’d been around.
Some told me she would only drag me down.
But I said that I’d love her forevermore —
That’s my old ’64.

Now, Papa didn’t trust her.
He said there’d come a day
When she would leave me on a lonely highway.
But it was me who let her down
With all my ramblin’ around.
With a kick and an awful sound,
She died out on the edge of town.

And many more have held me
Since that fateful summer night
And I’ve tried, I’ve tried
It just never feels right.
Well, I guess my heart stayed
On the last road trip we made.
And, God, I’ll always love her
Though we didn’t go all the way…

Some said she was ugly.
Some said she’d been around.
Some told me she would only drag me down.
But I said that I’d love her forevermore —
That’s my old ’64.

Yeah, that’s my old ’64.

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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