samuel winch

samuel winch

 Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
BandJazzCabaret

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slowpoke

Written By: sam winch

SLOWPOKE

Slowpoke, a little rough around the edges
Slowpoke, a little red around the eyes
Slowpoke, you think it doesn't matter
cause you got the rest of your life

Slowpoke, I know you told me that you loved me
I know you told me that it was true
You told me there's nothing else out there
There's nothing out there but you, but
I know I cannot carry my heart in your horseshoe

Slowpoke, you never see the consequences
Slowpoke, you're always looking to the sky
Slowpoke, that one nearly got you
this is the 'chance' of your life

Slowpoke, I know you told me that you loved me
I know you told me that it was true
You told me there's nothing else out there
There's nothing out there but you, but
I know I cannot carry my heart in your horseshoe

It's a naked conscience, a naked conscience
that we all abide

Slowpoke, I know you told me that you loved me
I know you told me that it was true
You told me there's nothing else out there
There's nothing out there but you, but
I know I cannot carry my heart in your horseshoe

Slowpoke, a little rough around the edges
Slowpoke, a little red around the eyes
Slowpoke, it really matters
this is the rest of your life
it's all right in front of your eyes

Words and Music: Sam Winch

Guitar/Vocals: Senator!
Drums: Skinny
Bass: Mayor Red Brown
Horns: World Famous Lullabadeer? Horns, Chicago

cattlewreck

Written By: sam winch

CATTLEWRECK

I’ll take the tequila and the Grand Marnier
Forget about the margarita mix, I don’t have all day
Pour the salt in my wounds
Don’t worry about the rim of the glass
I’ll be singing a different tune by the time the lime gets to my ass

Sam I Am
The Senator Sam
As fantastic as I am
You’re still my better half

I’ll take the tequila and the Grand Marnier
Forget about the margarita mix, I don’t have all day
Pour the salt in my wounds
Don’t worry about the rim of the glass
I’ll be singing a different tune by the time the lime gets to my ass

Sam I Am
The Senator Sam
As fantastic as I am
You’re still my better half

Sam I Am
I’m just a flash in the pan
I’ve been brain scanned
By all my famous friends

Some people take what they think they deserve
I don’t think I deserve anything much
The only thing that I take is my time
I was born with a cupcake in my hand

This song comes from a summer of drinking only tequila and Grand Marnier. My brother named the drink. He asked me what I was drinking and I told him it was a Cadillac martini but without all the noise. He then appropriately named the drink ‘Cattlewreck’. Ice, 66% tequila, 34% Grand Marnier; drink at your own risk.

Words and Music: Sam Winch

Guitar/Vocals: Senator!
Drums: Skinny
Bass: Mayor Red Brown
Horns: World Famous Lullabadeer? Horns, Chicago

mon ami

Written By: sam winch

Mon Ami

Bon Jour, Mon Ami, Au revoire, Oui

Maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be

give you up

Written By: sam winch

Gonna Give You Up

Gonna give you up
Gonna break your heart
Gonna live it up
Gonna laugh real hard
Gonna pack it up
Gonna buy an old car
Gonna crack it up
Cut me a new scar

You can say anything you want
But I know

Gonna talk it up
When I got no right
Gonna chalk it up
Do what I might have done
Gonna butter it up
And take a bite
Gonna throw it up
Keep what’s left behind

You can say anything you like
But I know

Gonna pick you up
With my crooked charm
Gonna lift you up
Set You up upon a star
Gonna feel you up
Gonna pin your arms
Gonna give you up
Gonna break your heart

Gonna take you down to the basement
Gonna touch you up
Gonna leave my print

Words and Music: Sam Winch

alice la felone

Written By: sam winch

Alice La Felone

I will not ask you for any favors,
I will tell you this and then I'll have to run.
Make sure you keep it where there are no children,
cause the secret is as deadly as a gun.
Alice la felone,
it's been twenty years since I've held this on my own.
I have come alone, let's smoke a french cigarette
while you unplug the phone.
Alice, what I've been meaning to tell you,
is going to put your life in danger,
but I will give you the answers.
Alice, I would have told you sooner,
but I didn't know how to break it to you.
I didn't have any proof.
But I will remember forever.
There's one thing I'd like you to do.
My little french felon.

Put on your Red dress
the one you wear backless
take out your barrettes
leave all your regrets
we're gonna have a cocktail
bring you out of your shell
I'm coming to town
I'm gonna take you somewhere that
you've never been
someplace you may never go.

I will be gone from this city by nightfall.
I'll be floating on a raft in la Seine.
Nobody else but you has this number.
Use it like you would a fine bottle of champagne.
Alice la felone,
you don't have to call the police,
I haven't come to harm your home.
I just want you to know
there's been a mark on your head and
you're going to suffer a blow.
Alice, what I've been meaning to tell you
has already put you in danger,
but I will give you the answers.
Alice, I would've told you sooner
I didn't know how to break it to you.
I was just a boy in my youth.
I will love you forever.
There's one thing I'd like you to do.
My little french felon.

Put on your Red dress
the one you wear backless
take out your barrettes
leave all your regrets
we're gonna have a cocktail
bring you out of your shell
I'm coming to town
I'm gonna take you somewhere that
you've never been

like 21 days in my vineyard in Bordeaux
you can lay yourself in my hammock
out front my chateau

Put on your Red dress
the one you wear backless
take out your barrettes
leave all your regrets
we're gonna have a cocktail
bring you out of your shell
I'm coming to town
I'm gonna take you somewhere that
you've never been
someplace you may never go.

Words and Music: Sam Winch

penny ring

Written By: sam winch

Penny Ring

I do not know if this is love in my heart.
I cannot tell these feelings apart.
I know it's hard to love a man
when he continues to offer you his losing hand.
I'm on my knees.
I give you my penny ring.
You say: yeah.

Yes I would warn you of a hurricane.
I would walk to you in the driving rain.
I know it's wrong to kill a love
with complacency and handouts from up above.
It's up to you.
I give you my penny ring.
You say: yeah.

I'm not concerned with the little things.
Like if you care that I've been suffering.
It's not a rule that you empathize.
But it might help to see some understanding in your eyes.
I am not new.
I give you my penny ring.
You say: yeah.

Words and Music: Sam Winch

prom queen's kiss

Written By: sam winch

Prom Queen’s Kiss

Let me tell you about your faulty choices and bad behavior.
Let me call you on all your lies.
I know, you don't really want to hear it
but nothing's going to come as a great big surprise.
One thing you ought to realize is all of this may be nothing
but a figment of your imagination.

I'd crawl bare through the badlands.
I'd crawl bare through the badlands.
I'd crawl bare through the badlands.
for the Prom Queen's kiss.

I'd have blisters on my knees and my elbows from the hot sand-
My socks and boots in a duffle bag.
I'd see you standing there, how could I resist?

I came crawling with a swagger and big city drawl.
I had my best suit on, the one with ruffles and all.
I stood in front of you and I grabbed you like this-
and I held you like that...how could we have missed?
There's no way for that.

Here's your hat back
I wish I had you back
I always had your back
Here's your hat back.

Words and Music: Sam Winch

sparrow

Written By: sam winch

Sparrow

The strangest thing I ever seen:
To watch a sparrow drop
a thousand wings
just bones and a beak
He's lost everything
He opens his mouth to speak
but he can only sing

I place all my bets that:
this bird is gonna feather yet.

The strangest thing I ever seen:
to watch two children drop
through a ring
on to a stage
with film on their face
gasping for breath in sheer
delight of their grace

I place all my bets that:
this bird is gonna feather yet

This bird's told me a million times:
"I've been plucked and leathered. I'm just flesh and claw; I stand beneath the Lion's paw."
This bird's told me a million times:
"Keep a peck in your beak. We're all punished by the same law; perched inside the Lion's jaw."

He could fly!

or he could withdraw
and be swallowed and digested
and shit out in the straw.

Words and Music: Sam Winch

johnny penny best

Written By: sam winch

JOHNNY PENNY

I got a red velvet suit
and a purple bow tie,
stud bull boots
and a patch above my eye.
I got a star on my heel
and a scar on my heart,
you think it would be healed
but it bleeds when I start...
to think and ponder
all the pleasures in the places that I've played
I never had a stomach for love,
I've longed but never stayed.
I flip my lucky wooden nickel;
it got tails on both sides,
heads I go to heaven
I hear Jesus is giving rides.
I take my seat upon the wagon
Honey, it was a hell of a climb.
It's so effortless to fall
a slight lean and a matter of time.
So fill me up to the top of the glass,
I got everything to lose,
those aren't rings around my eyes
that's a permanent bruise.

I can love you.
All of you tonight.
Secure you from your worries
if you assure me I'm doing alright.
When we're old and sick and tired
and all the glory has been had
and there's nothing left inside my head
but your voice driving me mad-
I will come calling.
I will come crawling.
All dressed
in my Johnny Penny best.

Now the Whistler acted alone
there was nobody else I could see
just the pale, dank moonlight, the Whister and me.
I had walked a million miles
I was coming home for us to meet.
I had tar between my toes
and feather wings on my feet.
I was taking a little detour
I wandered off the scenic route.
I was blinded by a melody
but there was still a stank about.
The Whistler hung in the shadows
and waltzed upon the air.
I didn't even notice him killing me with his lullaby
or if he was even there.

I will come calling.
I will come crawling.
All dressed
in my Johnny Penny best

Words and Music: Sam Winch