Category Archives: Will T. Massey

Songs of Will T. Massey — “I’ve Been Called” *

*INCOMPLETE/INCORRECT LYRICSitalicized words are my “best guess” Since my cousin, Will T. Massey, slipped back into the shadows of schizophrenia in 2016, I’ve been sharing his music here, including lyrics. That has not always been an easy task. Will weaves … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “The Darkness Now”

One of Will’s later songs that he recorded on his iPhone and sent out to a limited number of people, starting in 2014. I have 11 songs he sent out that way, and six of those are already posted here. … Continue reading

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Forward into the Future!

Today marks 6 months since I got laid low by an injury of unknown source. In the months since then, I’ve blogged quite a bit less than I had been previously doing. Most of my time & energy has been … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Wayward Lady, U.S.A.”

This was the title track from Will’s 2008 CD, Wayward Lady, released during our extended war in Iraq. Friends warned Will that writing political songs risks losing large chunks of your audience. While slightly worried, Will decided his commitment to … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “I Can See Heaven from Here”

One of the many songs Will performed often for several years, starting in 2010, but never got around to recording or releasing. I’ve posted several videos of Will playing this song, both with an acoustic trio and with a full … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “A Rose”

This tune comes from Will’s first independent release in 1987, Pickin’, Poker, and Pick-up Trucks. Growing up in the post-Vietnam era, Will had admired both Bruce Springsteen and Ronald Reagan. This song shows his growing skepticism of patriotic jingoism along … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Old Blue”

We’re reaching way back to Will’s first cassette, Pickin’ Poker, and Pick-up Trucks, for this one. Recorded while he was still in school in San Angelo, that first release featured a young fellow just starting as a singer-songwriter, showing some … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Out of This World”

  Will rarely co-wrote with other musicians.  He included a pair of tunes co-written with Mark Luke Daniels (“Fading Away Like my Jeans” and  “Waltz Across my Mind“) on Kickin’ Up Dust as well as “Long Distance Love“, co-written by … Continue reading

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

This 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. … Continue reading

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Songs of Will T. Massey — “Always Working”

Will played this tune regularly for several years but never recorded or released it — like a number of other songs he wrote during that time. He was performing frequently and trying out new material, perfecting songs, and eventually recorded … Continue reading

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