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.