Pictures In My Mind

from by Mason McDowell

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There are pictures in my mind- so close, so real
I feel like I could reach them
And forge a path through past embankments of snow
But the footsteps that you laid there
Don't stay there come the morning
With the frost, they have been lost to the earth

As the Autumn breeze swiftly frees the leaves
Memories come softly tumbling down
And stride for stride I walk beside myself as a boy
And then there I am, softly holding your hand
Sitting shotgun in your bruised blue Ford
Until I wake and find my palms are empty and cold

How can I ever forget
What stayed when the seasons would change
When each step ahead leads me further behind

The summer sun comes to warm my heart
And yet I cannot feel it’s comfort
It can’t replace the beaming smile I chase through my dreams

But somewhere deep in my breaking heart
Lies the strength that you once made there
A strength that stays when memories fade away

I know I will never forget
What stayed when the seasons would change
Though I can’t live in the past
A part of the past lives in me

In the spring I’ll find pictures in my mind
But I won’t feel the need to reach them
They won’t be left behind they’ll just remind me again
That a beautiful girl, one who made my world
Once took a broken man and changed him
And though she’s gone, she still lives on in my soul
in my soul
In my soul
In my soul
In my soul


from Pictures In My Mind, released August 14, 2016
Piano/Vocals/Synth Bass- Mason McDowell
Drums- Taylor McDowell
Guitars- Darryl Rahn
Backing Vocals- Sara Donnellan, Ava Heatley, Dianne Adams McDowell



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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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