So I Pressed Record (Acoustic Album)

by Mason James

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about

This album is stated as it is called. Other than "Common Sense," i wanted to just give something out there of my original songs and how i usually present it live. I have pressed record and did some fine editing but not to the point where i am frustrated one note is off. I wanted that raw feel for it. Reason why it is free as for right now. Some songs, as stated in the lyrical comments, are professionally done.

Here's the huge plan. I want to kickstart myself. Don't know what that means. Go to Kickstarter.com to find all there is to know about kickstarter. Reason why I am doing this: I don't have money to go into the studio for each song, I want to do full band for each song (YES EACH SONG!), and i want to give something out that i can say "man....this is accomplishing" in the aftermath of it all.

So, I am asking you (eventually) to help me out.

More details soon.
Thanks so much for listening, liking, and sharing with your peeps.

Deuces.

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released June 27, 2013

Mason James McDonough | Lead Vocal, Guitar, Piano
Steven Brown | Drums
Avalon Young | Vocals

Justin Wright | Sound Producer
Andy @StudioWest | Sound Producer

Mother and Father | Truly great supporters
Friends (who know who they are) | Literally....Thank you. I mean it.

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Track Name: Back to the Circus
-Lyrics-

There’s so much to say,
but I hear static on the line.
Baby you’re breaking up,
as we are breaking up
what I still can’t define.

There’s so much to say
about the way you rule my mind,
but I just can’t compete,
so I’m stuck out on the street
trying to pass the time.

Now this alleyway is all mine.
Now this alleyway is all mine.

I’m out of time.
I let my hair grow too long.
She’s the one I blame
for making me insane.
Now I know I was wrong.

I’m out of time.
I pulled the line for too long.
It’s just not the same
singing in the rain
when you’re alone.

But I hear the circus calling me home
But I hear the circus calling me home
Yes I hear the circus calling me home.
Yes I hear the circus calling me home.
Track Name: Dear Boy
-Lyrics-
Verse 1 |
I was given hope
I was given trust
But I let it go
I stopped in my tracks cause i know that i'm alone

Oh.....oh

Pre-Chorus |
Well before you go I must say
That you're home is not a home from far away
That you cannot be all alone
Oh dear boy, come home

Chorus |
Singing
Come on Dear Boy

| Instrumental |
Track Name: Hold
Intro:
Ooh Ooh Ahhhh Ahhhh

Verse:
My story doesn’t stop, The light that we held for so long
Why is it ceasing
Memories of good, Talking through the late night
Forgot about breathing

PreChorus:
Oooh Ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh oh oh
My desire is still longing

Chorus:
You’re the one i want to hold
Please be the one I want to hold

Verse 2:
Its just a question, Take my words for granted
I hate the all tension
You cover up you’re sadness, I’ve expressed it all towards you
Did I forget to mention

PreChorus:
Oooh Ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh oh oh
I'm recklessly taking my chances

Chorus:
You’re the one i want to hold
Please be the one I want to hold

Outro:
Oooh Ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh oh oh
Oooh Ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh oh oh
Oooh Ooh oh oh, Ooh ooh oh oh
Ooh Ooh Ahhhh Ahhhh
Ooh Ooh Ahhhh Ahhhh
Track Name: Home
-Lyrics-

Don’t wait, for all the answers, you never know until you try
Have faith, use your mind, and learn how to live your life

Ooh (2x)

Just have, a sense of love, protect yourself from falling down
Don’t use, what you want, just believe in what you have and what you don’t

Ooh
To go by, people without knowing, all they thing they’re showing
We must know
To follow, everything I believed in, everything I’ve surrendered
I must go alone
Where we can, take of our disguises, live with no surprises
It’s this place that I call home

We can understand
To go hand in hand
You can walk to your
Home sweet home

To live by, everything I’ve followed, everyone that I know of
I can’t be alone
I’ll show you, place with no distraction, love turned into action
You can follow me home
To follow everything I believe in, everything I surrender
We must know
That one place, where hearts can have no problem, sense of peaceful tone
It’s this place that I call home

Ooh (4x)

Track Name: If You Forget Me
-Lyrics-
Verse |
If I look
At the crystal moon, at the red branch
And think of you

The touch of your hand
Ill climb up your lips
So tender and sweet, hopefully with me,
Our love so bliss


My hopes like fire
Not cold but warm
No one can reach it
Its blocked by my door

But yes im ready
Im forgiven of sin
My love and fears can all be replenished again


Chorus |
If you forgot me
If I forgot you
(2x)
Forgot who i was


Bridge |
I want you to know one thing
You know how this is
(like 6 times!)
Track Name: Letters
Verse1:
I wrote to you today
Just to get my point across
Some letters on a page
I know some make no sense at all

Interlude
oooh oooh ooh
(4x)

Verse 2:
I hope this gets to you
These times are hard to bare
Used to be easy to write
Now it’s even hard to stare


Chorus:
This might be hard for me to say
This might be hard for you to hear
This might be hard for me to say
I think I have changed
I hope you understand

Verse 3:
I wrote to you today
Thought of all the ways you are
Some letters on a page
Hope that someday is not to far

Chorus:
This might be hard for me to say
This might be hard for you to hear
This might be hard for me to say
I think I have changed
I hope you understand
Track Name: Pages
-Lyrics-
Verse 1 |
Read me like an open book, tell me what you see
Flipping through the pages back and forth for hours
and still you have no clue


of..

Chorus |
You don’t know (3x)
who i am


Verse 2 |
no diamonds in the rough, no chapters to sort it through
you think you have found but you still don’t know me
I’m winding down you winding up the dolls that will not move
to make a point to show me how, you do what you choose
Track Name: Trembling
Intro:
OOh Ooh ooh oh

Verse 1:
There’s a silence in the crowd, there’s a silence in me
Starring through my soul, starring at my feet
I never thought the day would come to be
That this time is only meant for me

(Intro)

Chorus:
Its trembling to be apart
Of something that you can’t explain
It’s trembling to be the part
Of something that you can’t explain
(2x)

Verse 2:
There’s something inside, inside of me
That needs to break out, that needs to breathe
Can’t figure it out, why can’t you see
That this time is only meant for me

Chorus:
Its trembling to be apart
Of something that you can’t explain
It’s trembling to be the part
Of something that you can’t explain
(2x)
Track Name: Common Sense
Intro:
*Some whistling action

Verse 1:
I pulled off the string
I cut down the rope
I couldn’t tell why
All the truth was unknown

The Lack of a Cause
A time for reason
What I didn’t know
I should have listened to what’s been told


Chorus:
Common Sense is breaking us down
We only know what
We only see
Common Sense is breaking us down
We only know what
We only see


Verse 2:
My fingers were crossed
He said I was fine
But I fell to the ground
No more time for excuses

I tried again
This time was good
I conquered my fear
But shortly realized my lively-hood
that


Chorus
Common Sense is breaking us down
We only know what
We only see
Common Sense is breaking us down
We only know what
We only see


Bridge:
I thought I was
To good for you
But time, made the world stand still
I thought I was
To good for you
But time, made the world stand still

Chorus
Common Sense is breaking us down
We only know what
We only see
Common Sense is breaking us down
We only know what
We only see

Outro:
*Samoa Whistling Action