Mail Myself to Mars

from by Mason McDowell

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Have you ever been
Let down
By clever men
Smilin' wide?
Don't you know that when a
Bell Rings
An Angel thinks,
'Someone lied'...
Don't you feel let down
You've yet to feel the ground

People say to me that
One day
Eventually the truth
will prevail
but History repeats
I say
And every word we eat
Leaves a trail
One truth prevailed, boy
Truth is, they were wrong

Born in a nation deemed too big to fail
Like setting sail
On the titanic, look how that turned out
But how can we heal?
With healthcare that couldn't care less,
The favor lies with those who pay the best

Rich men in black say 'The system's back'
While Old Man Jack has a heart attack
I ain't no shy kinda guy,
I know I won't get truth if I let things lie

Am I the only one
Under this yellow sun
That sets his sights in the stars?
I guess I'll mail myself to Mars

Was I the only one
that thought
Something was off when those
Buildings fell?
But every time I speak
They run
Flyin' like a bat
Out of hell
Is it fear or delusion?
Sometimes it's hard to tell.

But ignorant bliss
Makes us
Marionettes to
Those who know
They're pulling all the strings
while we
Bake all the bread that lets 'em
Roll in dough
'Cause the rich man with the strings in hand
He always runs the show

I feel like Dorothy in the Land of Oz
That's because
These talking heads that I've been told to blame
Just ain't the same as

The men behind the curtain that pull the strings
They make me wonder what tomorrow brings
So rich men in black, don't give me no flack
I'm gonna pack my sack and I won't come back
I ain't no shy kinda guy,
I know I won't get truth if I let things lie

There is no other way
These guys are here to stay
I guess I'm off to the stars
I'm gonna mail myself to-

I just had a thought that I ought not have thought
But I've got no other plans to plot

I think I've found a way
To make them go away
And since they're not behind bars,
We'll have to mail them all to mars


from Pictures In My Mind, released August 14, 2016
Electric Piano/Vocal- Mason McDowell
Bass- Joe Beerman
Drums- Mark Shiner
Electric Guitar- Drummond Dominguez-Kincannon



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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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