Riff: Cody ChesnuTT – “Don’t Wanna Go the Other Way”

Nov 14, 2012

I suppose I could feed the kind of demons, I’ve been thinking of/Something in the storm is appealing/My will is decreasing, but I’m…

from Don't Wanna Go the Other Way lyrics by Cody ChesnuTT

The way Codywails over “Don’t Wanna Go the Other Way” is eerily reminiscent of Marvin Gaye. Here Cody grinds his teeth over the thought of falling back into his old ways. It’s a revealing song only in that the urgency is felt in every lyric.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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