Double Nightmare

by Samuel Locke Ward

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all songs written, performed & recorded by SLW.

Grace LW played drum kit on "Lead Us..."

Multi-tracked on a cassette 4-track over a two year period from 2010-2012 at home in the basement.

tracks #1-16, & 18 engineered and mastered by John Hopkins
tracks #17, & 19-40 engineered and mastered by Kent Williams

front cover photo by Chis Ford

If burning CD-Rs at home, please note:
Disc #1 is tracks 1-20
Disc #2 is tracks 21-40

Do not put pauses/gaps between songs and if using I-Tunes, for the love of god, turn off the stupid cross fade function!

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released September 1, 2012

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Samuel Locke Ward Iowa City, Iowa

Samuel Locke Ward is a self-made song writer, singer, multi instrumentalist, producer & performance artist. He has built one of the largest & most diverse catalogs of recorded music in the Midwest; collaborating with a wide variety of players and bands of all ages in a genre-bending style that combines sincereity with the absurd to create a sound that is undeniably catchy & unmistakably his own. ... more

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Track Name: All Bad Things
ALL BAD THINGS

so turn the wheels of change
you notice
everyone fails to see
everyone fails to see

so chokes the hand fate
you notice
everything falls apart
everything falls apart

all bad things
coming for you

all bad things
coming for you

you notice
you notice
everything fails

so fall the gates of shame
you notice
everyone fails to see
everyone fails to see

so flows the sea of lame
you notice
everything falls apart
everything falls apart

all bad things
coming for you

all bad things
coming for you

you notice
you notice
everything fails
everything fails
everything fails
everything fails
everything fails
Track Name: What Else?
Uh huh
There are beasts beneath your bed
as you sleep they'll eat your head
I ride around in a hearse
drink and scream at the church
what else can we do?

you try to find your way back home
every thing you had is gone
truly nothing to choose
I am kept by my nurse
at night she steals from my purse
what else can you do?

I drink from teats encased in gold
I feed the flesh that is my home
truly nothing to do
condolences from the church
sorry to hear about the purse
what else can we do?
Track Name: All I Dread About
ALL I DREAD ABOUT

got a feeling in my guts
from the weight of my heart
and when the sun comes up
it's pulling us apart

I've got a lot on my mind
I've got a lot

in the morning
it's all I think about
at bed
all I dread about

I've got a lot on my mind
I've got a lot

got a bad case of dread
hanging in my chest
and when I go to bed
it s no place for rest

I've got a lot on my mind
I've got a lot
Track Name: O Swell Me
O SWELL ME

it is no fun to live beneath the gun
o swell me
it's coming back from beneath the pack
o swell me
it's just a part right from the heart
o swell me
from 1 to 10 and then again
o swell me

o here she comes

it's hard to be she said to me

she's the one
folding like the sun
Track Name: Never Leave This Town
NEVER LEAVE THIS TOWN

never ever get out of this town and it's getting me down
i hear you got lippy with me and we will never be free

we long to go
we don't belong
we best go home
i know it's wrong

oh no we won't be saved

it's long been gone we lump it on each other

don't you all know this is as good as it gets
with a handful of shit and a lump of regret
Track Name: Candy Shop
CANDY SHOP

better be scared
and i'm so unprepared
when you're living like you do

better watch out
and you've got to beware
it's all been living proof

they'll be digging your grave
while you're learning to pray
it's all over for you

they'll poke out your eyes
right before you can cry
to save you from the sights

can you bring it down to the candy store
can you tell them that you want it
want it
more than they fake it
can you bring it on down to the candy store
Track Name: I Wanna Wing
I WANNA WING

I'll drive the car and man the phones for you
I'll do whatever and ever that you want me to do

I wanna wing at the lover's game

I wanna peel at the love that you feel forever
I wanna sigh as the wheels roll by forever

you're looking fly and you're getting high to do
I feel the flow while your being cool, atchoo

I wanna wing at the lover's game

I wanna peel for the love that you feel forever
I wanna sigh as the wheels roll by forever
Track Name: Song For Your Job
SONG FOR YOUR JOB

these burgers won't flip themselves
i don't like it
this floor won't mop itself
i don't like it

i don't like it but i shut my mouth and do what i am told
i don't like it but everyday i do my job
the job i just wouldn't do if i weren't paid
and i think of all the clever things i could have said
i don't like it
oh no no

this table won't wipe itself
i don't like it
and the colonel won't blow himself
i don't like it

i don't like it but i shut my mouth and do what i am told
i don't like it but everyday i do my job
the job i just wouldn't do if i weren't paid
and i think of all the clever things i could have said
i don't like it
oh no no
Track Name: Pull The Needle Back
PULL THE NEEDLE BACK

you wanna change
from bad to worse
just do it now
and make it hurt
you smile through into the crowd
and make a turn

you hear a bang
you drop your head
you feel the steam
you feel the lead
you feel the sum
of what they've done to you

everyone is begging for the end
you've got so much to share
pull the needle back again
pull the needle back again

you want the same
you want it bad
you feel the shame
it's in your hand
you wanna go and do the same again

you feel the grind
it makes it worse
you felt the pain
you felt the burn
you wanna stay and repeat again

everyone is begging for the end
you've got so much to share
pull the needle back again
pull the needle back again
Track Name: Dead On The Ground
DEAD ON THE GROUND

you're lying in the streets
trying not to move
the crowd has circled round
they are peering down on you
we fall from mighty heights
not glancing at the ground
a push from above
and we topple right down
I waited here for you for so long
that i could not recall whether I had fallen up or down

the flashing of the lights
upon this rain drenched streets
the bustle of the crowd
the stamping of their feet
it grinds to a halt
we all stop and stare
we hold each other tight
we hold each other scared
I waited here for you for so long
that I can not recall why you left but I'll stay and
wait for you

the cemetery march
the sounding of the horns
the tears into your sleeve
the prayers to our lord
we fall from mighty heights
not glancing at the ground
a push from above and we topple right down
and I waited here for you for so long
that I cannot recall why you left but I'll stay and
wait for you
Track Name: Like Any Stain
LIKE ANY STAIN

fear it
know it
hands cover your eyes
just to get a break

waiting it out
heavy and cold
when it comes your way

still it
knows it
breathing and all
like any stain

will it
raise it
make it your own
owning all mistakes

drown the drain
just being cool
in the graveyard
acting the fool

say it
pray it
leave it alone
just walk away

shut up
drink up
ready or not
it's all just cake

burn it
bleach it
bring it back home
leave it at the stake

take it
leave it
make up your mind
deadpan or fake


drown the drain
just being cool
in the graveyard
acting the fool
Track Name: As Jets Scream
AS JETS SCREAM

we never bothered to ask why
as the screaming jets past by

easy as it was
it was all too much for me

we never dreamed of such heights
as the flames lit up the sky

easy as it was
it was all to much for me

easy as it was

we never bothered to ask why
as the screaming jets past by
we never dreamed of such heights
never dreamed
so high
Track Name: Captain's Regret
CAPTAIN'S REGRETS

I'm scoring the shots
now lame me
we're losing again
like a fake out
slam dunk car crash
without my friends
it's another blowout headache
here in the trash
i'm scoring the shots now
fake out
we're losing again

forgive me
i'll forget you
for the last time
we all go away

i'm sinking the ship now
now shrink me
we're calling it done
i'm regretting the choices i took
for a little fun
i'm feeling the stink
now blame me
out here in the cold
i'm sinking the ship
now shrink me
i'm calling it done

forgive me
i'll forget you
for the last time
we all go away
Track Name: The Way It Is
THE WAY IT IS

slap goes the hand of lame
our pristine drives all look the same
now that's the way it is

she just wants to be alone
keep that jerk off the telephone
and that's the way it is

as days go by
and we still try
to own our lack of change

he's stoned on his yacht
ain't no fear of getting caught
and that's the way it is

you wanna know about pain
everyday is really great
that's the way it is

as days go by
and we still try
to own our lack of change
Track Name: Now We Go To Church
NOW WE GO TO CHURCH

cast down
all our prayers are with you today
and we mean it so much
Mary, time go to church

drop down
sign the papers and you"re on your way
you regret it so much
Mary, now we got to church

there is nothing left to sell
this time we dried up the well

touchdown
things are finally going your way
and you miss it so much
Mary, time to go to church

cast down
all our prayers are with you today
and we mean it so much
Mary, time to go church

another sad tale to tell
see you down in purest hell

i'm almost home will you wait for me?

fell down
left some flowers on your grave
and i miss you so much
Mary, see you at the church

not mine
won't be claiming that mistake
it's yours to keep
Mary, time to go church

cast down
all our prayers are with you today
and we miss it so much
Mary, time to go to church

another sad tale to tell
see you down in purest hell

i'm almost home will you wait for me?
i'm nearly there will you wait for me?
Track Name: A Nice Drive
A NICE DRIVE

think you feel like we melted off
think you want it
go on down to the weakest edge
think you want it
take a leap into soothing fire
think you want it
can't be bothered to lay it out
think you want it

have many terrible things to regret
pumping deep remorse through my chest
you know the scorn with no reward

drive the car with headlights off
think you want it
right by the filthy rivers edge
think you want it
feel the water raise above your eyes
think you want it
feel the embrace of an icy kiss
think you want it

have many terrible things to regret
pumping deep remorse through my chest
you know the scorn with no reward
Track Name: Burn I.C. To The Ground
BURN IC TO THE GROUND

we'll stand in line
like patient swine
just waiting for our day to come

so patiently
so this is free?
even through the bars it pounds

we couldn't do what we're allowed
we'll burn IC to the ground
make out with a cop tonight
and dare to feel alive

we're standing small
the blinding lights
they shine so pure and bright

the worthless bloat
it's all we know
we sink in through the bars of fear

(chorus)

take to steps into the light
everybody lean now to the right
stick your left foot out huzzah
it's all que sera sera

(chorus)
Track Name: Don't Think Poorly (casio)
DON'T THINK POORLY

times have been rough
but i'm fucking tough
so please don't think poorly of me

cigarette breath
but i do my best
oh please don't think poorly of me

and when you can't go any further
just reach for the sky
and when you can"t go any longer
don't curl up and die
now that you see it's not such a bad place to be
please don't think poorly of me

eggs in my throat
they make me choke
please don't think poorly of me

bugs in my hair
but i am not scared
please don't think poorly of me

(chorus repeats)
Track Name: No Sunrise
i wanna play the gtr
Track Name: I Do (Give A Fuck)
you may look at your watch
and think, where does the time go?
you may remark to yourself
is this the best that it's gonna get?
i do give a fuck
but i try not to show it
i do give a fuck
but we are all no one
any day i will get whats do to me
if i just sit here and wait

you may focus your eyes
as it all speeds on past you
you can let out a sigh
as it's laid out before you
i do give a fuck
but i try not to show it
i do give a fuck
but we are all no one
any day i will get whats do to me
if i sit here and wait

thank your lucky stars
and smoke those cigarettes
sitting by the dock
waiting for your ship to come in
Track Name: Wings Of Heaven
we walk the streets of heaven
the bombs they fall like snowflakes
we walk the bloodstained
of our broken dreams

show us an open hand
we'll show you a fist
don't give me no lip

we waltz the floor together
i held you in my arms
we rise from the static
a model of clarity

show us an open hand
we'll show you a fist
don't give me no lip

we rise
Track Name: No Feeling
your last in
walked through the door
fell out
and onto the floor
i nearly lost my feeling
self centered crutch was kicked away
got punched out
just what i'm looking for
connection
with my fellow man
i nearly lost my feeling
gone before
i nearly lost my feeling
self centered crutch was kicked away
no feeling
Track Name: Believe
this house is a museum where old things go to die
my love
you'll be drinking from that bucket til you break down and cry
my love
you best hang onto those riches til the breath escapes your lungs
my love
and don't forget he graced us all with his love
my love

can you believe
love kills everything
can you believe
god steered us wrong
i forgot the parts and pages of the things i love the most

you'll be seeing ghosts of dead unhappy folks
my love
you'll be seeing ghosts of the ones you hurt the most
my love
you'll be seeing ghosts of long forgotten dinner hosts
my love
you'll be seeing ghosts of the ones you loved the most
my love

can you believe
fire cleans everything
can you believe
god steered us wrong
i forgot the parts and pages of the things i love the most
and every breath i breath is a reminder of the joke
that just won't leave
Track Name: Whipper Of Slaves
every soul utterly despises
you and your face
and this terrible place
do you love it
to be hated

sure can bring a man down
make a baby cry
do you ever ask why
you love it
to be hated

the whipper of slaves falls down

every man shall be judged
eye for eye and tooth for tooth

no one can hardly stand you
my head really hurts
you're an impossible jerk
and you love it
to be hated

content to swing a hammer
in an unjust world
now the tables have turned
do you love it
to be hated


the whipper of slaves falls down

every man shall be judged
eye for eye and tooth for tooth