There are 16 songs on Big Star Way. Click the song title to view the lyrics and performance information.

If I Could

The Song

Recorded at First Wave Digital Studios in Hempstead, NY and Cow Pilot Studios in Gilbert, Arizona.

This is a song about betrayal, and I think that's fairly obvious by the chorus. This is autobiographical to a certain degree, and yes I certainly have been betrayed throughout my life, as I have betrayed others - I'm sure. You're kidding yourself if you think you haven't done this kind of thing to someone at some level. I think we all can identify with this song.

The Recording Process

After receiving the drum and Chapman stick tracks from William, I sent these tracks to my old buddy Scott Harris to put keyboards on the song. I actually sent this song with another song called "We Watch the Stars," which I did not use on this CD. When I got the tracks back from Scott, I was amazed at how the parts he had written had given the song a unique identity. I asked Anthony to add guitar to the song and there you have it!

The Lyrics

You must be proud to know you've shot me down
I hope you're happy with the seeds you've sown
The fury glows on my horizon
The path is wide to your destruction
The light of hope is burning out

The mask you wear is hiding who you are
The person underneath is full of scars
The times we spent together laughing
The memories we hold in passing -
How could you turn away from me?

If I could I'd let you know that I won't be around tomorrow
If I could forget about you to rid my heart of all this sorrow
All the things you've done to me!

I cannot turn away from what you've done
One day I'm gonna tell you what you are!
The dreams we built all lay in ruin
Our hopes are dashed beyond all reason
How could you simply walk away?

If I could I'd let you know that I won't be around tomorrow
If I could forget about you to rid my heart of all this sorrow
All the things you've done to me!