Masked

by reb fountain

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'Masked' was written for a story devised by Lola Fountain-Best. Together we made one of my favourite music videos of all time ... Directed and edited by Lola, featuring the amazing Sarah Balfour along with her friends the animals Kalvin Fountain-Best, Theo Richard, Quinn Vale & Saketa White Harris - with great thanks to First Scene.
You can view the video on Reb's Youtube Channel
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SidDEWUJsmA

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Masked © R L Fountain 2017

We were all invited
But me and my self were undecided
If we were going up or down
Or take the road that’s round and round
Thought I tried to fight it
Me myself and I we would always stand divided
If we can’t find common ground
We’ll be stuck in this old town

You were right about a change I didn’t listen anyway
I was stuck inside my head its safer there than what’s instead
All the tales that we were told bout growing up and getting bold
They’re just shadows in the light, I lift my voice up to the night

If freedom was a mask and I wore it, I’d do everything to make it fit
Front up like I’m someone else
Maybe I’m afraid to be all this, there’s a part of me that’s up for it
Be my one and only self
Chasing dragons

Lost my mind cant find it
So I remember where the last place was I used it
Dark corners are a place to hide
There ain’t no shadows in the night
So I sing la la la la la la
And there’s the note that makes the sound come out all shy I get all caught up in
my throat but that’s just fine the more I sing I make it mine


Well you were right about a change I didn’t listen anyway
I get stuck inside my head its safer there, its safer there
All the tales that we were told bout growing up and feeling bold
They’re just shadows in the night, I lift my voice up to the light

If freedom was a mask and I wore it, I’d do everything to make it fit
Front up like I’m someone else
Maybe I’m afraid to be all this, there’s a part of me that’s up for it
Be my one and only self

Seasons change nothing ever stays the same
You raise your roar yeah I’ve seen it all before
I wont stand in my way I will shed my skin and be new again
Spread your wings and you will soar
We can face this storm

If freedom was a mask and I wore it, I’d do everything to make it fit
Front up like I’m someone else
Maybe I’m afraid to be all this, there’s a part of me that’s up for it
Be my one and only self
Facing dragons

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released March 6, 2017

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“Reb Fountain is to be counted among our finest songwriters whose imagery is both personal and universal, and her command of a melody and a song transcends genre.” - Graham Reid, Elsewhere.co.nz

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