Sergeant Stone

from by Mason McDowell

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Sergeant Stone, of the first Battalion, stands his ground alone
'Cross the sea, he's left every comfort to save what's left at home
His mother cried out "How can I
Bid farewell when it might be good-bye?"
All he could say was

"I'll live for my mother, I'll live for my father
I'll live for the day when I'll know my own daughter
I'll fight for my country I'll fight for my family,
Yet I cannot fight what I feel

No man's ever cried like this
Every son must bid farewell
But I won't say good-bye like this
This tale will be mine to tell

On blood-soaked ground, stands a lonely warrior, blocking out his pain
Fighting on, facing death defiant, as bodies fall like rain
He kills a man, and feels justified
'til he looks in the whites of his eyes
For what he sees is

A man with a mother, A man with a father
A man who will not ever know his own daughter
And as Sergeant Stone sees this
Man die alone he sees
Only himself in his eyes

No man's ever cried like this
For although his life goes on
No man's ever died like this
The spirit inside is gone

Sergeant Stone, now a broken warrior, comes back home to stay
Though he's met with a hero's welcome, aching memories replay
They place a star of silver on his breast
And they ask if he has one request
He says, "Just listen:

I've robbed a man of the life that I'm living
So take back your silver, I'm not so forgiving
But to those who wage wars, behind desks behind doors,
Will you please hear a broken man's cry:

Why men have to die like this?
On this ground I'm not alone
So many have cried like this
Yet no one is coming home

credits

from Pictures In My Mind, released August 14, 2016
Piano/Vocal- Mason McDowell
Trumpets/Tenor Horn- James McDowell
Percussion/Synth Strings- Mason 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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