Screambo

by Ashley Thomas

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A big thank you to Kersley, Nico Durand, Therese, Ida, Ferricia, Khoa Vu, Guillherme, Francois, Nico Auriault, Pierre Gauthe & Jake Telford for their chops. To Mat Clark, ‘Funky’ Mike Fielder, Conrad Randall, Matt Lima, Ben & Dan Collette AKA ‘The Vetters’ for their brutal honesty. A big merci to Nicolas Sélambin for adding some spice. To my family for supporting me & believing from day one. Big ups to all the DJs and tastemakers who’ve given my music legs! To the peeps that have supported my music in the past, present & future - knowing that I’ve added to the soundtrack of your lives fills me with joy. Thank you for digging deeper than the average dog. See you soon!! And lastly a special thank you to Sandra. Your belief, support, patience & love kept me going. This album is dedicated to my Son. I look forward to meeting you soon and boring you with my tales of musical hardship! x

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released November 25, 2013

Words and music by Ashley Thomas Clark (C) Copyright control MCPS
All tracks (P) 2013 Issystrut Records
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Track Name: How Can I Love You?
How can I love you?
V1
Oh listen honey, no I aint got cross to bear
Oh listen honey, no I’m far too proud to beg
You put me under, but I hear you talking loud
Why does this thunder, follow every single cloud
Don’t wanna waste the time, saying that you can’t hide love
We can’t cross the line, coz baby when I give it up
You won’t come my way
Chorus
How can I love you, with a shot gun to my heart? I can’t turn it out
How can I love you,with a stop sign on your heart? I can’t work it out no
V1
Oh listen baby, can’t you see my shadow’s long?
I still say maybe, better off where I belong
You aint no angel and I’m no puppet on a string
So why this halo? Baby let my lovin’ in
Don’t wanna waste the time, saying that you can’t hide love
We can’t cross the line, coz baby when I give it up
You won’t come my way
Chorus
How can I love you, with a shot gun to my heart? I can’t turn it out
How can I love you,with a stop sign on your heart? I can’t work it out no

Bridge

What’s the use in pushing through? yeah
What’s the point of loving you? yeah
With my hands tied to your call
With my back against the wall
Baby, will you ever fall? Oh baby will you?
Chorus
How can I love you, with a shot gun to my heart? I can’t turn it out
How can I love you,with a stop sign on your heart? I can’t work it out no
Track Name: Cruel
Cruel
V1
Sometimes I hold up, tell me just the blues
Sometimes I play up, play up, out there on the cruise
Sometimes I make love, oh yeah, and shoot before you’re done
Sometimes I roll up, roll up, sometimes I hit and run


Chorus
But I aint never, never been so cruel
And I aint never, never been so rude
Oh baby had me in your hands, now I’ve fucked your wedding plans
Aint enough to love the fool, why you want to be so cruel?

V1
Sometimes I blow out, girl there’s no excuse
I pull the freak out, when I’m under used
Sometimes I’m hung up, my jealousy astray
Sometimes I fuck up, in monumental ways




Chorus
But I aint never, never been so cruel
And I aint never, never been so rude
Oh baby had me in your hands, now I’ve fucked your wedding plans
Aint enough to love the fool, why you want to be so cruel?

Bridge
Maybe I was wrong, to sing a simple song, maybe I’m unrefined
Maybe I’m no saint, but bitch I showed constraint
You over stepped the line

Chorus
But I aint never, never been so cruel
And I aint never, never been so rude
Oh no no never, never been so cruel
Oh and never, never been so rude

Oh baby had me in your hands, now I’ve fucked your wedding plans
Aint enough to love the fool, why you want to be so cruel?
Track Name: Ever Since
Ever Since
V1
Wondering if your love’s gone, oh, it’s easier to blame
Though we had it so strong, yeah, I pushed your love away

And as you walk on by, gotta realise
You can call my heart to love again
Oh, we get lost sometimes, you know we get lost sometimes, oh yeah

Chorus
Ever since you’ve gone, I miss my kindred soul
Gonna pull you back to me, like a river to the sea

V1
We can sing a sad song, oh, forsake a love in need
Though I know your pride’s still strong
Oh come baby hear my plea

And as I lay my hand, will you understand
Had no love or lust for no one else
Oh, we get lost sometimes, you know we get lost sometimes, oh yeah
Chorus
Ever since you’ve gone, I miss my kindred soul
Gonna pull you back to me, like a river to the sea

Bridge
Time alone won’t change it, building bridges in the sand
But if there’s a light in you which flickers on
Gotta play the helping hand
Oh and maybe you’ve got cause to see me crying
Yeah but maybe we’ve got cause to keep on trying

Chorus
Ever since you’ve gone, I miss my kindred soul
Gonna pull you back to me, like a river to the sea
Track Name: Bittersweetness
Bittersweetness
V1
Said I’d be your baby, hocus pocus maybe
Said I could be your fantasy
I give a little lovin’, only to discover
I could lose my sanity

Bridge
And I know it’s not the kiss, or your sweet cherry lips
That will get me in the end
And I know it’s not the touch, but thank you very much
It’s that bittersweetness

Chorus
Baby that’s my weakness, it’s my weakness, it’s my weakness

V2
In my wisdom I tried, to release my male pride
Coz I can’t be no shunted man
But when you up the ante, it aint nothin’ fancy
I lose with a winning hand

Bridge
And I’m sure it’s not your mind, or your peachy behind
That will keep me on the run
And I know it’s not you walk, or your sweet pillow talk
It’s that bittersweetness

Chorus
Baby that’s my weakness, it’s my weakness, it’s my weakness



Bridge
I can’t fall in love, fall in love, I can’t fake no high connection
I can’t give it up, give it up, she’s got my complete attention
I got pulled way up, push way down, I can’t win and I can’t lose
I can’t run, hide, baby come tell me what I’m supposed to do

Chorus
Baby that’s my weakness, it’s my weakness, it’s my weakness
Sure gonna tell you my weakness
Track Name: Love In Vain
Love in Vain
V1
It’s always the same, your pleasure, my pain
I wait for the ring of my telephone, for love
I’m back of the line, admission declined
I’m knocking but all I can see our clouds above
Chorus
But I’m trying to give a love in vain
Yes I’m trying to give a love in vain
Will it ever come my way?
For love relies on two
Oh yeah, just two
V2
I’ve begged you too long, still I don’t belong
My friends made the call but I left them all aside
My darkness and light, two sweet roaming eyes
Am I just a pawn in your little game, am I?
Chorus
And I’m trying to give a love in vain
Yes I’m trying to giving a love in vain
Will it ever come my way?
For love relies on two
Oh two


Bridge
Yeah babe we’re past the midnight hour
And there aint not a single prayer
If you can’t try to work it out
My love’s gotta go somewhere
Somewhere I won’t hide, from what’s left inside
Someone head and heals
Somewhere I won’t feel
Chorus
Like I’m trying to give a love in vain
Yes I’m trying to giving a love in vain
Will it ever come my way?
For love relies on two
Oh two
(Repeat)
Track Name: Hustler
Hustler
V1
Starlight had passed with his foot on the gas, gotta make a call
On his way to be there, for the company
With Sonny beside just like Bonnie and Clyde once were raising hell
Used to deal now he scores, for the company
With big brother inside, oh daddy gone, mama’s on and she drank to survive
Blood may be blood but he walked, left all behind
In the deep of the night, oh a face to face with devil disguised
Cold enough to make you blind
Pre Chorus
Now what is there to do? What is there to say?
It’s either him or you, you got one good shot just to get away

Chorus
Now he’s a hustler yeah (feelin’ your money, shaking your honey)
All the folks hear the sound, fame can be found in just a day
Coz he’s a hustler yeah (if you try to wander, you’re six feet under)
If you aint got the dough, you’ve sure made a foe, you’re out the game

V2
When Sonny was gone, London lights looking on, he was standing tall
Turn your back, you’ll be gone, from the company
With every new stride, dealing fear, taking pride, when he comes to call
Chance your arm if you dare, but you’ll be on your knees
Pre Chorus
Now what is there to do? What is there to say?
It’s either him or you, you got one good shot just to get away
Chorus
Coz he’s a hustler yeah (feelin’ your money, shaking your honey)
All the folks hear the sound, fame can be found in just a day
Coz he’s a hustler yeah (if you try to wander, you’re six feet under)
If you aint got the dough, you’ve sure made a foe, you’re out the game
Bridge
Aint no time for loving you, colder heart I never knew
For his wish is your command, got a message for the man
Aint no crime, aint no pay when you love someone
Aint no love to be lost when you reach the sun
Like a hawk in the sky you’ll be his by and by, man he’s always there, well, well, well, well.

Chorus
Coz he’s a hustler yeah (feelin’ your money, shaking your honey)
All the folks hear the sound, fame can be found in just a day
Coz he’s a hustler yeah (if you try to wander, you’re six feet under)
If you aint got the dough, you’ve sure made a foe, you’re out the game
(Repeat)
Track Name: If It Ain't Called Love
If It Ain't Called Love
V1
Hey girl, you would give your heart just to see what’s real
Hey boy, you could never part though you play the field
Stare in the face of the summer, hide in the winter and spring
If there are too many questions to cover, don’t suffer fools again
Chorus
Coz if it aint called love, call someone else
If it aint called love, called someone else
If it aint called love, called someone else
Got to get together
V2
Hey lady, hung up coz your man’s always out of town
He maybe, dress you head to toe but you wear a frown
Fearing a change would be fateful, to your material dream
Ah but you only get what he paid for, no lover on the scene
Chorus
If it aint called love, call someone else
If it aint called love, called someone else
If it aint called love, called someone else

Bridge
Well we wanna roll together, keeping our faith, whatever
Stand and abide, when everything has died
With nothing left untried, so why you crying for?
When you could have someone that you truly adore

Chorus
If it aint called love, call someone else
If it aint called love, called someone else
If it aint called love, called someone else
Got to get together

(Repeat)
Track Name: Trying To Get Next To You
Trying To Get Next To You
V1
I was playing silly games
I know it’s not the way
To get my message through
But what am I to do?
I’m lost without a clue
Chorus
I’m just trying to get next to you
I’m trying to get next to you
Yeah I’m just trying to get next to you
V2
When I see you I belong
But all the words have gone
They left me feeling blue
And if you only knew
The pain you put me through

Chorus
I’m just trying to get next to you
I’m trying to get next to you
Yeah I’m just trying to get next to you
Bridge
You wake me up, with a simple smile
Then I am down for a little while
Baby cant you hear me saying ‘yes I need you’
Darling can’t you see me crying ‘yes I want you’
Got me down and begging ‘let me love you’
Baby wont you stop to come around
V3
I was playing silly games
I know it’s not the way
To get my message through
But know that all I do
Is for the love of you
Chorus
I’m just trying to get next to you
I’m trying to get next to you
Yeah I’m just trying to get next to you
Track Name: Fly On
Fly On
V1
So you wake up
Thought it’d never end
From a baby to girl so fast
Young woman to a friend
So your baby’s gone away
Ah what you gonna do now
Although you’re filled with worry and much pain
You know she’ll make you proud
Chorus
Though you might be birds of a feather (she must fly on)
Gotta lose your baby’s tether (she must fly on)
She’ll be back when stormy weather (she must fly on)
Fly away to something new
V2
Yeah she longed to fly away
The message makes you rue
All the times you could’ve shared when she was around
Now everything’s a new
With a heavy heart employed
You won’t let it show
For your sorrow filled with happiness and joy
Gotta let your baby go


Chorus
Though you might be birds of a feather (she must fly on)
Gotta lose your baby’s tether (she must fly on)
She’ll be back when stormy weather (she must fly on)
Fly away to something new

Bridge
By the time it crossed your mind
The nest you laid was bare
Latent sands slip through your hands
Like you were never there
What if you had your time over again?
Would you take it back or change a thing?
Only tears will serve to realise
Gotta let that baby, let that baby fly
Chorus
Though you might be birds of a feather (she must fly on)
Gotta lose your baby’s tether (she must fly on)
She’ll be back when stormy weather (she must fly on)
Fly away to something new
Track Name: Kathleen
Kathleen
V1
Playing dolls with living lives
Never seem to ask the question
Tell myself it’s off a million times
Then I see you floating down the street
Got an air that knocks me off my feet
Girl I know you’re back to leave me blind
Pre Chorus
Though I’m so happy that you’ve come
But aint nothin’ but good fun

Chorus
I said, Kathleen, I won’t follow you like others do
I said, Kathleen, you do me well, but I can tell
We only belong to this night, so hold tight
V2
Got a hold of my head it’s true
But my heart can’t be owned by you
Even if the wrong aint far from right
Many days they have come and gone
Still pride of place in my happy home
Guess there aint no sense in questioning why
Baby know why
Pre Chorus
Though I’m so happy that you’ve come
But aint nothin’ but good fun

Chorus
I said, Kathleen, I won’t follow you like others do
I said, Kathleen, you do me well, but I can tell
We only belong to this night, so hold tight, baby, hold tight

Bridge
Some think that love is just a game
But I don’t wanna play
I need for love, to come open up your arms
This thing we have just aint the same
Though I won’t pull away
You know I can’t follow, you know I can’t follow

Chorus
I said, Kathleen, I won’t follow you like others do
I said, Kathleen, you do me well, but I can tell
We only belong to this night, so hold tight, Kathleen
Playing dolls with living lives, oh yeah
Track Name: Ella
Ella
Chorus
Ella knew why, Ella had insight
Ella make wood, Ella done no good
She just might pull the wool over your eyes
She just might get your back up when you rise
Ella knew why, Ella had insight
Ella make wood, Ella done no good
She just might pull the wool over your eyes
She just might get your back up when you rise
Ella knew why, Ella had insight

V1
Back when we knew pleasure
As football nine to five
She was more than leisure
No Sunday morning drive
Had that air, oh so understated
Innocence in her eyes
Truth or dare, she was consecrated
By every boy that tried

Chorus
Ella knew why, Ella had insight
Ella make wood, Ella done no good
She just might pull the wool over your eyes
She just might get your back up when you rise
Ella knew why, Ella had insight

V2
Waiting by the school gates
One look to hypnotise
She was many boys’ fate
Left nothing to surmise
On her hook I was educated
In a Broadway show
What she took, no I can’t replace it
Ella where did you go?
Chorus
Ella knew why, Ella had insight
Ella make wood, Ella done no good
She just might pull the wool over your eyes
She just might get your back up when you rise
Ella knew why, Ella had insight
Track Name: Nth Degree
Nth Degree

Verse 1
Never can ease the thought,
Baby can’t walk the talk
Better read what you taught
Coz I can’t see to follow
Isn’t it fair to say?
I gave it all everyday
I don’t wanna leave the stage
But please me and I’ll swallow
Pre chorus
Oh tell me do you want me, tell me do you want me now?
Yeah tell me do you want me, tell me do you want me now?
Verse 2
Knowing my right from wrong
Going from weak to strong
Dragging my feet along
I gave you want you wanted
Keeper of every key
Still you won’t set me free
Sheriff I do decree
Now the hunter is the hunted
Pre chorus
Oh tell me do you want me, tell me do you want me now?
Yeah tell me do you want me, tell me do you want me now?

Chorus
Coz I’m lost in your smile, I played for a while
Now I can’t see, I can’t breathe pushed to the nth degree
Though I was hip to your gun, you shot my vibration
To its knees, watch it bleed pushed to the nth degree
Verse 3
Got me like a rollin’ stone, but I aint got a hat nor home
You took everything I own
Now I aint got shit to shovel
Was glad to have a look inside, but this is where I close my eyes
Take me to the other side, coz I aint got time for sorrow
Pre chorus
Oh tell me do you want me, tell me do you want me now?
Yeah tell me do you want me, tell me do you want me now?
Chorus
I got lost in your smile, so I played for a while
Now I can’t see, I can’t breathe pushed to the nth degree
Though I was hip to your gun, you shot my vibration
To its knees, watch it bleed pushed to the nth degree (repeat)