The Bigamy Waltz (Sarah and Jack)

by Mason McDowell

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Sarah and Jack a couple of two,
married as one with no clue
of what was to come of what was to be
of what could be saved if they could see...

They rise with the sun, their feet hit the floor
soon they'll be out the front door
She whips up some eggs, the sunny side up
the cloudy side is their prenup

Sarah and Jack are fine if you dismiss what's amiss
But closing the doors that show any faults
strikes up the Bigamy Waltz

Weekly on Fridays Jack's good friend Ray
joins in a poker soiree
He's slick with the deal, has kings in his cuffs
but after Jack's folded Ray still bluffs...

Oh how, you may ask, could Sarah betray
the man that she wed that fine day?
Sarah's not evil, nor is she kind
she acts in spite yet waltzes

blind to the fact that Jack may feel the same
so now who's to blame?
By closing the doors that showed any faults,
they struck up the Bigamy

Waltz to work Jack, be back soon
She meets your friend Ray at noon

Ray plays poker with Sarah under the sheets
the telephone rings as she cheats
Jack, on the line, won't be back today
He's playing cards with his friend Ray...

Ray is with Sarah, so where's Jack, I pray?
Not with Ray
She suddenly finds this dance quite the chore
now that she's not alone on the floor
What could have been saved by words now defaults
as long as they close all the doors to their vaults
They'll dance the Bigamy Waltz.


released February 7, 2013
Mason McDowell- Vocals, Piano, Ukulele
Bass & Drums- Synthesized

Recorded at Bradley Brook Records
Engineered by James McDowell

Photo credit: Lauren Mettler



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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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