Swim With Sam [single]

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First single of a balladeer. It includes 2 non-album tracks and a remix of 'They've Shut Down Marks & Spencer'.

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released April 28, 2006

written by M. de Goederen

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a balladeer Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dutch singer/songwriter best known for the hit 'Swim with Sam'. In 2009 a balladeer's sophomore album 'Where Are You, Bambi Woods?' was nominated for a Dutch Grammy. In the past a balladeer has been the support of Keane, Live, Saybia, Jay Brannan, Beth Hart, Gabriel Rios, The Feeling and Tom McRae. ... more

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Track Name: Swim With Sam
SWIM WITH SAM

Sam here says he lost his call
on the day Cousteau had died
the ocean was a tub of sharks
with Jacques-Yves as a guide

Sam here says the water’s safe
that man should not have left the seas
called the Human Bathyscaphe
he’s King of Expertise

so if someone wants to know
and asks you where I am
you say you saw me go
for a swim with Sam

Sam here says they call him ‘nice’
and that it makes him really sick
that his ‘nice’ is like ‘polite’
and silence does the trick

Sam here says he’d like to go
somewhere far away from here
to a sea that no one knows
to completely disappear

so if someone wants to know
and asks you where I am
you say you saw me go
for a swim with Sam

don’t try to talk me out of this
not while I’m here in Carla’s seat
‘the sea has many drops of water
but the salt won’t let you taste the sweet’

go, go!
Track Name: Seashell
SEASHELL

you had a thing with water
you took me out to sea
you had a thing with legends
you had a thing for me

I used to have a vision
I used to hide my tears
I cried you an ocean

with a shell to my ear
Track Name: Once A Dreamer,...
ONCE A DREAMER,...

I was this dreamer in advance
then life showed up in the middle of my plans
so maybe it was not the pact
it sure was good - the best in fact

I may say I have changed –

I have cried and sworn a lot
once it was gone I saw what I got
I reminisce more than I should
but I miss feeling special and looking good

I may say I have changed –
I sure have changed

and I do dream, it’s just not the same
sometimes I think I really hate you
for the doubter I became
Track Name: They've Shut Down Marks & Spencer (remix)
THEY'VE SHUT DOWN MARKS & SPENCER (remix)

they've shut down Marks & Spencer
the windows all are blind
no more English breakfasts
but no one seems to mind

after Christmas sales have started
the trees are out there on the streets
another year of resolutions
and I still drag my feet

the memory is out here
the memory is here
the memory's been out here
for more than a year

they've shut down Marks & Spencer
the windows all are blind
last year it reached the papers
but then I didn't mind

the memory is out here
the memory is here
the memory's been out here
for more than a year

they've shut down Marks & Spencer
the windows all are blind