Dear Diary

from by Mason McDowell

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Dear Diary:
I write to you in times of trouble
So fiery, the guilt that broken hearts can bleed

I left my love, you see
When I got on that southbound Greyhound
But a part of me is still just waiting by the road

She was an open page
A place I poured my soul
When that page was lost
Where was I to go?

And finally
Then I could see
The only safe place
I could be
was you,
Dear diary

Dear Diary:
Two months have passed between your pages
Inspire me to write a word I haven’t read

I left to be
A man unfettered by his comforts
By now I see I’m just as trapped by what I’ve lost

Nights of sleepless dreams
Of kisses in the shade
I write these empty scrawls
To fill the void she made

Though I would show
The best of me
She still could see
the rest of me
Like you
Dear Diary

Dear Diary:
To think that I am almost twenty
Such Irony, that I felt braver as a child

In spite of me
I’ve found some strength in other pages
And now I see
Just how a friend can mend a heart

I wrote these empty scrawls
To relive my love in vain
It took one empty palm
To show there’s love to gain

This broken heart
Of ivory
Is finally free entirely
I won’t forget, I’ll always see
All the things you’ve done for me
My dear, dear Diary


from Pictures In My Mind, released August 14, 2016
Piano/Vocals- Mason McDowell
Bass- Joe Beerman
Drums- Taylor McDowell
Guitar- Darryl Rahn
Trumpets- James McDowell
Backing Vocals- Ava Heatley



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With a toe-tapping and heartwarming old-timey charm, Mason McDowell's vibrant original repertoire displays textures from old school R&B to Musical Theatre. The genuine messages embedded in his songs are carried by an inventive musical sensibility and delivered by a rich and rangeful voice.
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