LAVISH LIES OF THE HOLY CORPSE

by The Great American Cattle Barons

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Mark Shields-all vocals
Samuel Locke Ward-all instruments

All songs written and recorded by Mark Shields and Samuel Locke Ward over 2014.

Mixed by SLW and Jon Hanson.

Mastering and cover art by Jon Hanson.

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released November 3, 2014

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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: Flesh Flood
Flesh Flood

Imma prick
Like a porcupine, baby
drawin’ blood
lick your fingers for the gravy
Though they plead; won’t do
what is told
Keep those eyes open
and watch the show unfold

Get in line
or step aside maybe
orders suck
it’s why the kids are all lazy
So extreme, so what
so old
No enthusiasm
just buy what is sold

It’s a flush out (and you live without it)
It’s a flesh fire (and you live without it)
It’s a phlegm flood (and you live without it)
It’s a first run (and you live without it)

(You’re in stitches, wrapped and roiled)

Back for more
ain’t seen the sun lately
Cabin fever
(It’s a shame I’ve gone crazy)
All I’ve seen
from a window
all’s told
The wind and the madness
makes us all cold

Up and down on the stairs insanely
Get so far
(Then back to start, baby)
No school, no class, or
principals
Keep the doors locked
and everyone implodes

It’s a flush out (and you live without it)
It’s a flesh fire (and you live without it)
It’s a phlegm flood (and you live without it)
It’s a first run (and you live without it)

(You’re in stitches, wrapped and roiled)

Finger
Boot
Leg

Finger
Boot
Leg

Finger
Boot
Leg

Finger
Boot
Leg

Flesh out(die)
flesh fire(die)
phlegm flood(die)
First Run(die)

(You’re in stitches, wrapped and roiled)
Track Name: Five Days
5 Days

Glowin’ Orange on flames of red
phones ring messed up my head
Get the beat then get back out
Let all things roll
from the mouth
Reach those hands for the sky
fill the bag
Don’t dare ask why
kick the door in trash the house
throw a party
feed the mouse

Waking up over my head
people snore
what did I said?
breakfast made: oatmeal. Suprise!
stir it round
watch the fires rise
off course on funny seas
cover coughs
don’t hold your sneeze
Mundane electrified
call somebody
take it offline

Five Days
Old Meat
Five Days
You’re Weak

Five Days
Old Meat
Five Days
You’re Weak

For Life

Get together talkin’ heads
words empty
employ the dead
Coffee tea coffee coffee
keep the edge
lose the frequency
Uphill both ways in time
out of breath
out of my mind
Hectic scale wage without
get a raise
then get out
Whistle blows let us now eat
barely chew
this life so sweet

Crashed stocks in ‘87
can’t compare
to this heaven
Buy the food -get ‘em fed
bath, pjs, then off to bed
Read the stories get water
cuddled up
got 5 snorers

Five Days
Old Meat
Five Days
You’re Weak

Five Days
Old Meat
Five Days
You’re Weak

For Life


Mother Nature rises her head and wipes
the vomit from her chin and thinks to herself:
“Where have I been? How did I get here? and What
are these horrible things covering my body?”
Repulsed Mother Nature decides there must be a change.
I must make a change. I must remove this filth and clean myself
and be clean
forever.

Five Days
Old Meat
Five Days
You’re Weak

Five Days
Old Meat
Five Days
You’re Weak

For Life
Track Name: Going Shopping
Going Shopping

Milk and bread and honey whines
Stock the shelves
save yourself
meat and cheese and beer with limes
coupons clipped; prices ripped

Candy, pop, and magazines
bacon, eggs, and swiss cheese
noodles, butter, fish fillets
check the list items bagged

Onions, garlic, sage, and thyme
cruising aisles; helpful smiles
shallots, squash, black beans, and rice
filling carts; feeling smart

Candy, pop, and magazines
bacon, eggs, and swiss cheese
noodles, butter, fish fillets
check the list items bagged

Going shopping
Going shopping
Going shopping
Going shopping
Going shopping
Going shopping
Going shopping
Going shopping
For Deals! For deals!
Track Name: In Your Mind
In Your Mind

So you want to run and play
Don’t you know there’s bills to pay?
Agoraphobic when you’re at home
Don’t tell anyone on the phone
the spooks want you in jail
clean your cache and power off

Hand to mouth and pedals pushed
your brain turns into mush
more work and more to wash
this treadmill never stops
grab hold of those rails
let in what cures the ails

One day you’ll find
It’s in your mind
You’re paranoid

How can’t you see
through all the things
you don’t enjoy?

Rise and shine it’s a brand new day
think in a positive way
No one likes those negative thoughts
Put on pants a leg at a time
Run through routine and toe the line
make sure everyone’s on time

Gimme coffee an endless cup
Power on and caffeine up
Shaking now all the power flows
Through the fingers and the toes
Getting on another train
to eat my day and rot my brain

One day you’ll find
It’s in your mind
You’re paranoid



How can’t you see
through all the things
you don’t enjoy?
So you want to run and play
Don’t you know there’s bills to pay?
Agoraphobic when you’re at home
Don’t tell anyone on the phone
Track Name: Creeping
Creeping Towards

Creeping close to the water’s edge
crouched and hidden behind untrimmed hedge
closet door is slung open wide
shadows move within darkness implied

Closed your eyes and drift off to sleep
Dark hands claw for leaping sheep
Turned head but don’t dare look behind
Shadows moving: an active mind

Fears and dreams come true
When thoughts come alive and consume
Don’t lay that head back down
More dead than alive unheard is the sound
Won’t just make it go away
What stands before now becomes its prey
Eyes turn black from blue
When fears and dreams come true

Dark alleys keep hidden corners well
Cloaked daggers take their victims to hell
Rain and wind blow while umbrellas keep
Enter the ripper; ready to reap

Paces now quicken heel and heart
frightened minds race unwind apart
the wolves are howling, stepping soft
tear you to pieces; heads aloft

Fears and dreams come true
When thoughts come alive and consume
Don’t lay that head back down
More dead than alive unheard is the sound
Won’t just make it go away
What stands before now becomes its prey
Eyes turn black from blue
When fears and dreams come true
Track Name: Good Vacations
Vacation

Pack your cooler and your best board
waves are coming up
Grab a blanket and sunscreen
cover yourself up
Sunglasses keep the glare down
when you’re looking up
Floppy hats and a pair of flip flops
rounding out the stuff

Packed the car for a beach day
when there’s sun outside
Summertime is eternal
take them for a ride

Saved money for vacation
working all year long
Sacrificed getaway weekends
and the social club
Everyone is packed and ready
excited to relax
Looking forward to unwinding
since the refund tax

Packed the car for a beach day
when there’s sun outside
Summertime is eternal
take them for a ride

DIE!

Great deals abound online
for a family cruise
Anticipate the gentle rocking
and a deck chair snooze
Shuffleboard and waterslides
performances at night
Endless drinks and buffet meals
everything’s alright



Packed our bags head to the airport
in time to catch our flight
Summertime is eternal
take them for a ride

DIE!

Board the ship and set sail
for tropical delights
drinks served with pink umbrellas
dim the cabin lights
Peach sunsets and seagulls singin’
under a starry night
Dinner served in a great hall
then dance away the night

Unpacked our bags on the cruise ship
having a good time
Summertime is eternal
take them for a ride

DIE!
Track Name: White Roses
White Roses

The words come slow and tangled
languish in languages
Tied down by ropes and mangled
cursed through usages

For this communication
sound sense has no place
Usurped by smell and tacticion
and the look upon your face

Remember new beginnings
the truth will not escape
White Roses on your doorstep
arranged in a vase

For this communication
sound sense has no place
Usurped by smell and tacticion
and the look upon your face

Remember new beginnings
the truth will not escape
White Roses on your doorstep
arranged in a vase

The message sent received
court held fast in its place
repercussions will now yield
the bonds of this embrace

For this communication
sound sense has no place
Usurped by smell and tacticion
and the look upon your face
Track Name: The Closer
The Closer

Turn out the lights, turn in ids
lock the door and return the keys
Look around, step in the street
face the widened channel of the stream
With no lights and plenty to see
Blinking until the sockets bleed
Pacing one foot in front of the other
precipice of something discovered

Slip, tumble, stumble, fall
and avoiding your death
avoiding your death
avoiding your death

Crashing into trees you’re free for
taking a breath
taking a breath
taking a breath

Brush the dirt from knees
and taking a step
now you’re taking a step
now you’re taking a step

On the path of your own now you’re
happy you left
happy you left
happy you left

Distant and glassy ohhh oh ohhh
Distant and glassy ohhh oh ohhh
Distant and glassy ohhh oh ohhh

Slip, tumble, stumble, fall
and avoiding your death
avoiding your death
avoiding your death


Crashing into trees you’re free for
taking a breath
taking a breath
taking a breath

Brush the dirt from knees
and taking a step
now you’re taking a step
now you’re taking a step

On the path of your own now you’re
happy you left
happy you left
happy you left

Distant and glassy ohhh oh ohhh
Distant and glassy ohhh oh ohhh
Distant and glassy ohhh oh ohhh