It Started With You

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Music & Lyrics by Alex Goettel


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.


from Something To Prove - EP, released November 1, 2019


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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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