Man I Wanna Be

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Music & Lyrics by Alex Goettel

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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.

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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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