Off the Beaten Path

by Bill Metts

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Off the Beaten Path ©
Where I'm hiding you won't find me
‘cause I'm staying off the beaten path.
I'm not lonely just alone.
Won't answer the door or the telephone.
This peace of mind…I'm gonna make it last.

Don't wanna hear from nobody,
watch TV or read the news.
Everything I see or hear
just gives me the blues.
Where I'm hiding you won't find me
‘cause I'm staying off the beaten path.

Ain’t got no lover…no dog to walk.
Nobody to invade my privacy
I ain't asking for your time.
Do me a favor, don’t ask for mine.
gonna spend some precious moments
just on me.

It ain’t that bad playing solitaire
got no worries. got no cares.
Ain't got no plans.
Ain’t going nowhere.
Where I'm hiding you can't find me
‘cause I'm staying off the beaten path.


released November 1, 2019
Lyrics...Kenneth A. Crosby, Bruce Gallant and William Metts
Music composed and performed by William Metts


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Bill Metts Cape Coral, Florida

I have been playing guitar and singing for nearly fifty years now. I Started with American Folk and Blues tunes and finger- style guitar. Had a run in with a Classic Rock band for 6 years or so and I sure was glad when that ended. I spent 15 years playing in nursing homes doing standards from the 30’s and 40’s. Now I mostly write. You will see a bit of all the above in my songs. I hope you like. ... more

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