Eyes Of Green

from by Mason McDowell

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There was a man with eyes of green,
He hailed from northern land
He traveled south to New Orleans to find his lover’s man
And oh, this man with eyes of green did love his woman so
But stories told revealed in bold what she would never show
He knew not who this man might be, but knew his fate despite
The barrel of a .45 would be his final sight

Oh how softly she tread
On the wood of his floor
And how quickly he came to adore her

Oh but she, like a bird
Wanted use of her wings
Even with all the fine things he laid
In her cage

It took three long months to find her with the man that stole her heart
This green eyed man was shocked to find she loved him from the start
In his rage, he fired a shot, her lover’s life to end
But she stepped in front, with eyes of steel, her lover to defend
She had no fear, her love was clear by who she gave her final breath
She fell with pride, right by his side, she loved him to the death

Oh how softly she fell
On the dry, hardened ground
Even though the earth shook, it made not a sound

Oh and she, like a bird
Was now clipped of her wings
For she could not be held by her cage
By his rage

It was then he knew her love was true, but was not his to own
One shot fired did take her life, just one more might atone
He then knew what he must do, his eyes of green brimmed red
His lesson learned, the gun he turned, another man fell dead
He did the only thing he could, the fatal seed was sown
He fired one shot that took her life, and one more for his own


from Pictures In My Mind, released August 14, 2016
Ukulele/Vocal/Prepared Piano- Mason McDowell
Guitar- Darryl Rahn
Backing Vocals- Sara Donnellan



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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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