Sam Jones Feeds His Demons

by Andy Shauf

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Four songs about Sam Jones.


released March 20, 2012

Andy Shauf played the instruments and wrote the songs.

Artwork by Meghan Fenske.

Design by Nicole Irene Dyck.



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Track Name: Sam Jones
If you must you can call me Sam
just leave me where I am
smoking on the stairs
freeing little white ghosts to the winter air
I'll take my precious time
I'm not going too far

I saw you in my dreams
you were shivering cold laying next to me
I wrapped you in my arms
you pulled away and said it did more harm than anything
so you left me where I lay
freeing little white ghosts to waste away another day
I feed my demons well
so they don't go too far

Sam Jones how'd you get so sad
they ask me, Sam Jones how'd you get so sad
well I feed my demons well
so they don't go too far

if you must you can call me Sam
just leave me where I am
freeing little white ghosts
Track Name: Sweet Victoria
I met her on a Sunday morn
she was all dressed in white
whispering like a summers night
I fell easy for her honest little smile

Oh sweet Victoria
couldn't shake her out of my mind
she fell in love with my sad eyes
we got married well before our time

but oh how our love did grow

never was a wealthy man
i worked my fingers down to the bone
bought a house on the edge of town
one room with a little wood stove

Oh sweet Victoria
I don't think she ever complained
she turned that small room into a home
the winter howled but we kept each other warm

and oh how our love did grow

the winter ran long into the spring
and took its toll on everything
my mind was a darkened hall
and poor Victoria it wasn't her fault

I started drinking in double time
trying to sooth my troubled mind
she got quiet, Victoria
defeated by a stranger in me

and oh how my faults did show
Track Name: Two Little Clouds
I've never been a man who's wealthy in words
but I can speak when I really need
oh sweet Victoria sometimes it gets hard
for me to say what I really mean

you were the morning sun I was the night
growing darker with every hour
sometimes together we could be a dim light
we would flicker and then disappear

but oh to be so easily in love

in the summer sun we would melt away
and I would kiss your hand
I'd make the simple things so difficult
and you couldn't understand

I 'd get tongue-tied so twisted up
and you'd get so mad
and I would unwind with a flood of words
that I didn't know I had

oh to be so easily in love

and while the summer sun set on our skin
we were two little clouds of smoke
Track Name: Feed My Demons
came inside
watched you breath
a thousand words
you'd never speak

my harmful arms
held you tight
bruised your skin
I thought I might

Oh Victoria I know I am to blame

dripping dry
free of tears
shook me off
you made it clear

you packed your bags
left your keys
shed your skin
and set yourself free

Oh Victoria I know I am to blame

you drove away
into a fog
I stood still
watched you disappear

but somewhere down
the snowy road
you fell asleep
and someone found you

in morning light
in twisted steel
your body cold
laying still

so here I sit
and recollect
my regrets
feed my demons