Songs of Will T. Massey —”The Weathering”

Will T. Massey — "The Weathering"

It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Will’s most recent CD release, The Weathering (2016).

He wrote the title song several years earlier. Here’s a link to a 2013 performance at the Cactus Cafe. The lyrics are almost identical to the final version, with a few minor changes and an added verse as a bridge.

It’s a powerful song of painful acceptance from a masterful songwriter.

It’d been 20 winding years
Since I left her in tears —
I saw her having coffee on 1st Street.
She didn’t see me staring
Or walking away comparing
How she was there to the way she used to be.

In the story of my life,
Sometimes I’ve passed love by.
If I could,
I’d change a lot of things.
My hurting heart has been
Like cliff rock in the wind.
I’m making peace with the weathering.

Thinking back to 22,
I passed an old venue
And the ghosts of all the destinies not taken.
I dissed a music manager
With my delusions of grandeur
When him and weed wouldn’t let me feel mistaken.

In the story of my life,
Sometimes I’ve passed me by.
If I could,
I’d change a lot of things.
My hurting heart has been
Like cliff rock in the wind.
I’m making peace with the weathering.

Before it disappeared,
There was a raging river here.
Now, the wind lets me know that it is gone.
There’s a buzzard for a rabbit
Through memories and habits.
There’s little for my eyes to fall upon…

A little church marquee
Read “Join us Christmas Eve.”
My place in the pew’s been cold for too long.
A snowflake on my nose —
Have you kissed me, God? I’ll go
And tether my memories where they belong.

In the story of my life,
Sometimes I’ve passed you by.
If I could,
I’d change a lot of things.
My hurting heart has been
Like cliff rock in the wind.
I’m making peace with the weathering.

Will T. Massey at CD release party with Kacy Crowley and Mike Meadows (off-screen)

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I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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