Songs of Will T. Massey — “Roses as You Go”

Will T. MasseyFrom an unreleased recording, one of a collection Will was planning to release that he planned to call, “iPhone.” Here’s the email he sent it with:

“Sending this out to handful of friends. ‘The Weathering,’ a big record for me, will be out soon and this kind of work is for the project after it, tentatively titled, ‘iphone.’ Been recording simply with my phone, keyboard and guitar and enjoying success. Enjoy.”

As so often happens with some of Will’s songs, there are some phrases I was unable to verify the words. I have noted those where they occur. And I got others wrong, no doubt. Your interpretations are always welcome as well.

Along a love that’s gone away
Into yesterday,
Where the fire still burns.
And now, winter’s come and gone
But the chill is holding on
You lose and you learn.

Now and then, the Texas rivers roar
Like I feel you once more
Now and then, my love.
But nothing comes
And nothing goes the same,
And no one knows my name.
Once again I’m lost.

I wish you roses as you go:
Beautiful paths, winding down
And I hope you always know
I saw you timeless back then.

I picked it up a sweet old time ago
A car I used to know,
She was older, I was lost.
To freedom in the lights of Puget Sound
By the (unable to understand phrase)
(could not understand this line)

I wish you roses as you go:
Beautiful paths, winding down
And I hope you always know
I saw you timeless back then.

The river bank knows that I will come
Like a bird of song, I think I’ve found someone

I wish you roses as you go:
Beautiful paths, winding down
And I hope you always know
I saw you timeless back then.

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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2 Responses to Songs of Will T. Massey — “Roses as You Go”

  1. Corinna says:

    I was just going through my old CD collection and came across Will’s first album which I absolutely loved. When I googled him, I came across your blog. I hope that Will is okay, struggling with mental illness must be so tough. I wish we had more of his music. Greetings from a fan from Germany

    • So glad you found this. I’ve posted a number o Will’s songs w lyrics here on the blog. There are also a lot of live videos from 2006-2016 over on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/casadexter . He also posted a few later songs under his own YouTube channel and Soundcloud channel. I have not seen Will now in a little over 3 years. I hope he is okay but I may never know. He faded back into the dark shadows of schizophrenia and I have no way to contact him. At least there will always be his music.

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