Category Archives: Will T. Massey

Songs of Will T. Massey — “The Moon’s Got the Blues Tonight”

One of the hidden treasures recently unearthed in recordings of some of Will’s live shows at Flipnotics, captured by George Fremin. I don’t recall hearing this one, but I like the catchy tune and imagery. As his patron, Ranger Rita, … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “You Take the Town”

Another instant classic from Will’s 1991 MCA album, a heartfelt song about a common human experience: heartbreak. In introducing the song many years — and more than a few heartbreaks — later, Will dedicated it to fellow heartbroken lovers: “This … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Coffee Break”

One of Will’s timeless classics from his debut album that he still played at his most recent performances, many years later. Here’s how he introduced his new song at the Chicago House in 1989, 2 years before recording it. “Hung … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Haunted Eyes”

It’s been 5 years since Will released any new music. His most recent release, The Weathering, had been in the works even before he left Austin in early 2014. When he returned, he worked on recording the songs he had … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “I Forgive You, God”

Here’s how Will introduced this song at Flipnotics the first time he played it in 2009: “I have a friend I send songs to, kinda regularly. She keeps me thinking about writing songs and all. And it’s good but it … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Barbed Wire Town”

Another stand-out tune from Will’s eponymous 1991 MCA album, this one sounds a strong autobiographical note from the emerging young songwriter. In introducing this song at his Austin City Limits videotaping that same year, he spoke of his San Angelo, … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Drunken Cupid”

Will’s 2016 release, The Weathering, chronicles a rough breakup with his love of many years, Valerie, after he abruptly left her without a word of explanation. His song “Weird Again” always sounded like a combination of explanation and apology to … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Clouds of my Mind”

Awoke with this song in my mind recently, not quite recognizing it. All morning, the melody chased my memory until I remembered it as one of Will’s songs that I had recently reheard. Specifically, it’s the closing tune from his … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Last Lover’s Waltz”

“I had written this thing on guitar a long time ago and I had written a song, came up with lyrics for the guitar, and it didn’t work out, so I tried it again several years later so…finally I landed … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “I Ain’t Here”

This lead-off song from Will’s eponymous 1991 MCA release announced the arrival of a hot new talent. The song got the full Hollywood-style music video treatment, receiving play on Country Music TV back at the time. Will’s deeply personal lyrics … Continue reading

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