Songs of Will T. Massey — “Always Saying Goodbye”

My cousin, Will T. Massey, performed often at Flipnotics, an Austin coffeehouse with one of the best listening rooms in town.

Taking a 10-minute stroll from my house down to Flip’s to hear Will spoiled me. He loved playing there and this recording features the debut of a new tune circa 2009.

A call at dawn — who could it be?
A friend is gone to Eternity.
A sudden shift in the state of the heart…
My finest clothes, new lives apart.

We trade our shirts for angel feathers —
We never know when we’ll have to fly.
This could be the last time we’re together —
Ain’t we always saying goodbye?

From all I’ve done and all I’ve seen,
I know we’re called to help each other dream.
Let’s help each other’s hopes to survive,
Then we’ll remember the best of our lives.

We’ve got it good — we’ll have it better,
When we go to a new home in the sky.
This could be the last time we’re together —
Ain’t we always saying goodbye?

So let’s show a lot of love,
Before we rise above
These fragile lives intertwining like a dance.
To our hearts let’s be true,
To win the things we want to do
And be friends to living while we have the chance.

I love you, love — may we all be told
Each day’s our last, everybody’s old.
I set you free to face the great unknown
For in that light, we’re all here alone.

To earth time we’re loosely tethered,
We never know when God’ll cut the tie.
This could be our last time together —
Ain’t we always saying goodbye?

I kiss your cheek,
No need to speak

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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