Songs of Will T. Massey — “Half as Lonely”

Will T. Massey "Kickin' Up Dust" coverThis tune comes from Will’s second cassette release, “Kickin’ Up Dust.” By the time he recorded that in 1988, Will had moved from his home in San Angelo to Austin, but he returned to West Texas to record this album.

Will retained or revived a number of songs he recorded early in his career, including several from “Kickin’ Up Dust.” This one, perhaps a little prematurely worldly-wise, was one of the ones left behind as he moved forward.

These days, the next album he released, “Slow Study,” (1989) can be bought on CD, but this album was never re-released in any format and remains unavailable.

If you’re tired of being alone,
If your pillow dreams turn to stone,
If your treasure was stolen
From behind your castle wall,
And you feel like you’re frozen
In an endless fall,
If you’re slow to heal,
I know how you feel…

The drink’s on me.
The story’s on me.
Take my memories
And I’ll play your blues.
Cry for me and I will cry for you
‘Cause we will be
Half as lonely
If we do.

Well, if the weight of the world
Is on your shoulders,
If the pressure is getting hotter
And you’re getting colder,
If you’re dreaming of Heaven
While you’re sleeping in Hell,
And you’re busted at the bottom
Of a dusty wishin’ well,
If you’ve got no one, just misery,
Well, you’re in common company…

The drink’s on me.
The story’s on me.
Take my memories
And I’ll play your blues.
Cry for me and I will cry for you
‘Cause we will be
Half as lonely
If we do.

Yeah, we will be
Half as lonely
If we do.

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