Songs of Will T. Massey — “The Remembering”

At the start of 2014, Will abruptly abandoned Austin, leaving a longtime love in his wake.

Living alone out on a West Texas ranch, he wrote a series of songs reflecting on that love and heartbreak, recording these for The Weathering.

This song speaks specifically of the loss of love, but, to me, the chorus echoes any loss or grief in its lonely lament.

I’m a little different.
I’m a little strange.
There’s a lot of things
I can’t explain.
But I want to live,
I want to love
Forever…

And I know God knows me,
So talk to Him.
He knows everything
And where I’ve been.
And I want to live
And want to love
Forever.

And after you go,
I’ll be lingering.
Ooo-ooh, the remembering.

Jesus Christ knows
I need my space.
And I will give you yours
Always.
You can live
And you can love
Forever.

You helped me grow
But in my heart,
It seems 
We’ve grown apart.
I’ve learned to live
And love
Forever.

And after you go,
I’ll be lingering.
Ooo-ooh, the remembering.

We talked it out.
We talked it in.
We talked it
To all of our friends.
I hope you live
And love
Forever.

Time tells me
To be true.
And I will take my time
With you.
Memories live
And love
Forever.

And after you go,
I’ll be lingering.
Ooo-ooh, the remembering.

Recorded live, April 2, 2014, Fredricksburg, Texas — additional guitar from Kevin Higgins PLEASE NOTE: camera shakes badly sometimes — Hondo’s has a springy wooden floor, and whenever anyone walked by our table, it looked like a minor earthquake tremor!

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