Empty Room

from by Mason McDowell

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There is one empty room
In this house that I built
In this room was a boy
A son I filled with guilt
I feel weak, I feel weary
But this house isn’t done
Every nail in its walls
Was driven for my son

Yes, he was stubborn, and he was angry
Am I not the same?
I wish that his room was not, oh so empty
Most of all I wish he could feel my pride

All that I held within
I’d tell him I’m on his side
No matter what room he’s in

There is one empty room
But my hands shaped a cell
They are calloused and rough
From shaping him as well
Oh, but as he grew older
Like the wood in these walls
He was stubborn, unyielding
In what I called his flaws

Isn’t it funny, I always told him
Fight until you’re free
And isn’t it funny, now that he’s heard me,
He is fighting me- But I still feel pride

The way it has always been
And I will be on his side
No matter what room he’s in

There is one empty room
That was built by my hand
It is kept with great care
For now I understand
That this room is no ember
That burns with all his wrongs
It’s where, he will remember,
A piece of him belongs

And I want him to know that I feel such pride
The way it has always been
If he needs a place to hide,
There will be room for him


from Pictures In My Mind, released August 14, 2016
Piano/Vocals/Toung Drum- Mason McDowell
Bass- Joe Beerman
Drums- Taylor McDowell
Electric Guitars- Darryl Rahn



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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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