Something To Prove - EP

by The Byways

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released November 1, 2019

The Byways:
Alex Goettel - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Matt Goettel - Drums, Vocals
Nick Lenhard - Bass
Rob Varon - Guitar

Additional Musicians:
Matt Bevan-Perkins - Drums
Dave Drago - Guitar, Vocals
Alex Northrup - Guitar

Recorded at 1809 Studios (Macedon, NY)
Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by Dave Drago
Produced by Dave Drago and Alex Goettel
Artwork by Max Wilkins
Music & Lyrics by Alex Goettel
© Alex Goettel Music, 2018

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The Byways Rochester, New York

The Byways were founded in 2016 as the songwriting project of Alex Goettel. Today the Rochester-based band includes Matt Goettel on drums, Nick Lenhard on bass, and Rob Varon on guitar.

With songwriting influences ranging from Lennon/McCartney to Maggie Rogers, Alex and The Byways draw listeners in with heartfelt lyrics, melodic guitars, and a powerful rhythm section.
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Track Name: Believe In Me
BELIEVE IN ME

Chorus
I’ve got something to prove to myself.
I need to clear a space, I need to make you see.
Everyday I put myself through hell.
And all I really need, is to know that you believe in me.

Verse
I remember every word you said.
Burning through my mind, thoughts erasing fast.
Measuring the outcomes in my head,
Tumbling inside, I’m living in the past.

Bridge
You give me so much more than I could give to you.
I need you more and no, not anyone would do.

Verse
I remember falling through the void,
Tumbling to the ground, wondering my fate.
Suddenly you’re calling through the noise,
You help me when I’m down, before it gets too late.

Bridge
You give me so much more than I could give to you.
I need you more and no, not anyone would do.

Chorus
I’ve got something to prove to myself.
I need to clear a space, I need to make you see.
Everyday I put myself through hell.
And all I really need, is to know that you believe in me.

All I really need, is to know that you believe in me.
Track Name: It Started With You
It Started With You

It started with you,
Started where I first came to.
It’s just how we were made.
The feelings they don’t fade.

I thought I was safe,
Thought that I was in my place.
You never let it show,
Never let me grow.

But you understand me.

I fought for my life,
Living on the edge of a knife.
Knowing someday I would fall,
Knowing I could lose it all.

I waited for truth,
Waited just to hear from you.
I never understood,
Never knew I would.

But I understand you.

I’ve caused a lot of pain,
And I take my share of blame.

But it started with you.
Track Name: How Did We Get Here
How Did We Get Here?

Why can't I feel your love?
I never wanted to control you.
What am I not enough, why did you turn so cold?
I only wanna hold you.

When you're not by my side,
Do you know how much I want you?
Baby I must confide, I’ll do anything I’m told.
I only wanna hold you.

So how did we get here?
Didn't I tell you you're my only one?
Drowning in my tears,
Knowing soon I'll be the lonely one.

When you've been gone so long?
Do you ever start to miss me?
Baby you got it wrong, I’d never make you cry.
You can feel when you kiss me.

So how did we get here?
Didn’t I tell you you’re my only one?
Drowning in my tears,
Knowing soon I’ll be the lonely one.

How did we get here?
Track Name: Man I Wanna Be
Man I Wanna Be

VERSE
I don’t wanna fuss, I don’t wanna fight.
But there’s a part of me I didn’t want you to see.
Well I’ve been working so hard to try and find the light,
I’ve forgotten all about the darkness in me.

VERSE
You see I’ve been roaming for too long,
I can’t seem to stay in one place anymore.
Before I even realize why I feel so wrong,
I’d be walking right out the door - but no more.

CHORUS
How am I gonna make you see,
How am I gonna make you understand?
The part of me you wanna leave,
Is the part of me that’s not the man I wanna be.

VERSE
NowI don’t need to be forgiven by you,
I know you won’t ask me again to stay.
The time may come for me to cross that line,
But this time I won’t get in my own way.

CHORUS
How am I gonna make you see,
How am I gonna make you understand?
The part of me you wanna leave,
Is the part of me that’s not the man...

CHORUS
How am I gonna make you see,
How am I gonna make you understand?
The part of me you wanna leave,
Is the part of me that’s not the man I wanna be.

CODA
How am I gonna make you see?
See the man, I want to be.