Detours & Byways

by Marwood Williams

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This is a collection of songs recorded at Tanlged Wire Studios in Seattle WA over 2010 & 2011.

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released October 12, 2011

All songs written, recorded and performed by Marwood Williams. Featuring Noel Williams, Alto Sax on "The City Lights" and David Laveda, Slide Guitar on "The Swamp and Silde Guitar and Background Vocals on "It Wasn't Meant To Be

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Marwood Williams Seattle, Washington

Marwood Williams is a singer/songwriter based out of Seattle, Washington. All my music is recorded at Tangled Wire Studios in Seattle, WA. USA.

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Track Name: Ain't Going Back
I ripped down the blinds from my windows
I picked all the locks on my doors
And now that the sun is shining
I ain’t going back, any more

I walked down the road to ruin
Wore down my shoes to the sole
I wallowed in the muck of my undoing
And I ain’t going back any more

I threw off the shackles of illusion
And deconstructed tales of lore
Now I follow the path of my own choosing
And I ain’t going back any more

© Marwood Williams
Track Name: The City Lights
THE CITY LIGHTS

The city lights call out to me
Take me back where I long to be
No more pain, no more misery
And the city lights cry out to me

I've felt the night
I've seen the cold
I've touched the brittle bones,
Growing old
I've seen the children bleeding in the streets
And those city lights
Oh lord, they cry out to me

Midnight falling all around
Faceless people stalk the ground
Loneliness rumbles down my street
And the city lights
Cry out to me

Lonely nights, broken dreams
Twilight falls and the moon, it screams
Reminding me it's time to leave
And the city lights
Oh Lord, they cry out to me

© Marwood Williams
Track Name: It Wasn't Meant To Be
Have another drink my friend
We’ll reminisce about way back when
Trying to forget, but remembering
The mistakes that you made

And your plodding days and fleeting nights
When you’re by yourself, turn out the lights
And your shadows box all through the night
But you look the other way

It wasn’t meant to be
It wasn’t meant to be
Open your eyes and see
It wasn’t meant to be

And you’re waiting there for luck or chance
While your ghosts they stir, your demons dance
And you know it just doesn’t make no sense
But you do it any way

And how you think and how you feel
The hidden truths you won’t reveal
And the myth you live, you know ain’t real
But it’s a role you like to play

It wasn’t meant to be
It wasn’t meant to be
Stop your wandering, aimlessly
It wasn’t meant to be

© Marwood Williams
Track Name: Keep Trying
I keep trying to find my way home
I keep trying to find my way home

And it’s a long road
We all have to travel
We can’t let it unravel
We got to keep pushing on

Sometimes I move forward
Sometimes sideways and backwards
In the cities and backwoods
Trying to find my way home

I keep trying to find my way home
I keep trying to find my way home

There’s too many people
Who broke down along the way
They spin their wheels everyday
Can’t get back on the road

And me, I keep moving
Down the vast endless highway
With the detours and byways
Trying to find my way home

I keep trying to find my way home
I keep trying to find my way home

There ain’t no easy answers
It’s just a series of riddles
Being stuck in the middle
Standing up, falling down

And me, I’ve been picked up
And I’ve been tossed around
I’ve been lost and found
Trying to find my way home

I keep trying to find my way home
I keep trying to find my way home

© Marwood Williams