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by Clifford T. Ward

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Originally released as a CDR by The Friends Of Clifford T. Ward in 2003. This is an intimate collection of works in progress featuring many of the songs that make up New England Days. 11 tracks of Clifford singing alone at the piano, sometimes still working out the lyrics as he goes along, plus 5 multi track recordings on the end. It's a fascinating glimpse of the songwriter at work.
As always special thanks to Patricia Ward.

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released April 3, 2017

Songs 01-11: Clifford T. Ward - voice and piano.
Songs 12-16: Multitrack demos: Clifford T. Ward - voice. Piano and synth unknown.
All tracks written by Clifford T. Ward.

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Clifford T. Ward Stourport On Severn, UK

This is the official Bandcamp account for the English singer songwriter Clifford T. Ward. We will be uploading a series of exclusive and previously unreleased tracks from Clifford's tapes over the next few months. Clifford is of course famous for such great songs as: Gaye, Scullery, Home Thoughts From Abroad, Up In The World and The Best Is Yet To Come. But there are many more gems to discover! ... more

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Track Name: Reckless
RECKLESS (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward.

Why have you moved the furniture
Why is your case in the hall
Where have you taken the children to
What's all this drama for
I know I've been careless but this is reckless
I know I've been careless but this is reckless
So why can’t we just sit down
Take off your coat let me make us a drink
There's no need for a scene
You're being silly acting this way
More than we've ever been
I know I've been careless but this is reckless
Ah yes I've been careless but this is reckless
I don't want to wreck our life
I just wanna rectify
WHISTLING
I know I've been careless but this is reckless
Yes I've been careless but this is reckless
I don't want to wreck our life
I just wanna rectify
INSTRUMENTAL
I know I've been careless but this is reckless
I know I've been careless but this is reckless
I don't want to wreck our life
I just wanna rectify
Track Name: Losin' After All (Nothin' New)
LOSIN' AFTER ALL (NOTHIN' NEW) (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Nothin' new
Nothin' planned and nothin' left to chance
Only you and me adrift and knowing at a glance
But it all turned out so drastic in the end
When we let it get too bland
Everything got out of hand
And it all became so drastic in the end
Nothin' new
Nothin' sad nor even slightly grand
Only you and me who thought
That we could build on sand
And it all turned out so drastic in the end
Yes we let it go too far
Everything was out of
and it all became so drastic in the end
I shouldn't ask I know
But what am I supposed to do now
If I let you go you know it's wrong
But I can't fight it
Nothin' new nothin' changed
And nothing quite the same
Only you and me who ventured all
And nothing gained
But it all turned out so drastic in the end
Yes we let it get too bland
Everything grew out of hand
And it all became so drastic in the end
Yes it seemed to get too drastic in the end
Track Name: Sal
SAL (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward.

Sal, Sal, don't go and leave me
Oh stay just a little while longer
Sal don't forsake me
I'm sure you can't hate me
I don't want to be on my own
Sal, Sal, don't be so selfish
It's not one of your traits
I don't understand how I came to upset you
But now that I'm in disarray
INSTRUMENTAL
You're deceiving me grieving me, hurting this
It's someone else I can see in your eyes

Every time I
Sal, Sal, don't separate us
I don't think I could cope
I'd just be surviving
So stop this contriving
You're leaving me without hope
Track Name: Somebody Stole My Woman
SOMEBODY STOLE MY WOMAN (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Somebody stole my woman
Made off with everything that I had
Just came in through an open door
It was as simple as that
They took my china collection
Along with my colour T.V.
I never had much affection
For either in fact all three
Well it's usually so
You don't find out the truth
Till it's too late to do anything
But it's nothing to get excited about
Just as long as you know how to win
Somebody stole my woman
It came as no surprise to me
They only had to ask
I'd have said there's no need for secrecy
They took my Queen Ann bureau
Guess they sold it somewhere up state
But I never cared much for it
'Cause I knew it was only a fake
Track Name: You're No Angel
YOU’RE NO ANGEL (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Angel you're no angel
There is none here to be caught
If there were such perfect creatures
Then you would not fall far short
Angel you're no angel
No good looking to the sky
So I'll devise one compromise one
And I know that with you I'll get by
You got honesty that quite honestly it hurts
I might bruise you but I would not lose you for the world
INSTRUMENTAL
You got honesty that quite honestly it hurts
I might bruise you but I would not lose you for the world
Angel you're no angel
They don't make 'em any more
But you elate me extricate me
And nobody else could that's for sure
You got honesty that quite honestly it hurts
I might bruise you but I would not lose you for the world
Track Name: So Bright
So Bright (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

There’s an angel in my life heaven sent
And she’s there with every step I take
And this angel in my life heaven meant
Watches over every breath I make
I can’t see her smile and I can’t see her cry
But I know what she means
When she says don’t worry it’s alright

Many colours in my life all so real
And they’re all so carefully set out
In her pictures made of words all revealed
In the light that keeps the darkness out
All the green of springtime all the autumn gold
Winter snowy meadow
They’re all so beautifully told

There are moments in my life
When I wish I could see you coming home to me
But these moments I don’t mind I can miss
Just as long as you will stay with me
I can’t see you smile and I can’t see you cry
But you know what I mean
When I say everything is so bright
Track Name: Give Up This Younger Man
GIVE UP THIS YOUNGER MAN (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

I don’t care for your new fangled ways
Everything about me stays
And you say I’ve grown detached
Well maybe that’s true
And I’m a bit old fashioned
Well maybe that too
Oh but don’t make a fool of yourself
Think what you’re doing
And give up this younger man
So he might be better looking than me
Well that’s not difficult
Ah but will he love you half as much
When he gets to know yer
And when things start to go wrong
Do ya think he’ll stay to show yer
So why don’t you put these ideas out of your head
Come on and cry on my shoulder
INSTRUMENTAL
I could try to be more exciting
Sure I’ve lost some of my shine
But I’ve found we’ve got past the lightning
Into the calm into the calm
I don’t care for your new fangled ways
Everything about me stays
So I’ve grown detached
Well maybe that’s true
Alright so I’m old fashioned
Well maybe that too
Ah but don’t be a fool to yourself
Think what you’re doing
And give up this younger man
Track Name: Someone I Know
SOMEONE I KNOW (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Someone I know has been treating you bad
Someone who ought to know better than that
I thought I knew him well
But you can never tell
We don't get on so well after all
Someone I know has been making you cry
Someone who should have been eager to try
But he grew worldly wise
Then he learned how to lie
We don't see eye-to-eye any more
INSTRUMENTAL
Someone I know is setting you free
Someone who should have been happy to be
With someone like you
But he couldn't be true
Someone I thought I knew
Someone called me
Track Name: Detriment
DETRIMENT (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Love in her eyes blood in her lips
She had something very special I miss
No-one before her there’s been nobody since
How could one girl have such looks and good sense
What she always went to say
Well I knew what she meant
But she never meant to stay
To my detriment
Something about her there was nothing to fear
I was confidence itself with her near
So lovely Oh so delicate
She straightened me when I got mixed up
God almighty why'd you take her from me
Well it makes no sense
I was everything I wanted to be
To your detriment
INSTRUMENTAL
Love in her eyes blood in her lips
She had something very special I miss
No-one before her there’s been nobody since
How much longer must I wait in suspense
Track Name: If I Had Known
IF I HAD KNOWN (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

If I had known this was to be the last time
I would have never let you go
But only you could tell me this was our time
And you chose to let me go
No tears for you no sense of feeling cheated
But only life you taught me how to live
If only I could have changed places with you
God knows I would
INSTRUMENTAL
One thing I know I will always love you
And one day I'll be with you again
For just as April blossom lasts forever
Goodbye my love till then
Track Name: Laugh It Off
LAUGH IT OFF (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Laugh it off girl don't get upset
Try to see things in perspective
There's a lot worse off than us
And anyway the consequences
Aren't that bad don't be sad
Summer days are coming soon
For you and me to make it happen
See the redstart down the orchard
Singing to his love to be
And you and me you and me
INSTRUMENTAL
Laugh it off girl don't get upset
Put it down to circumstances
There's a lot worse off than us
And anyway the consequences
Aren't that bad don't be sad
Track Name: Still Not Free
STILL NOT FREE (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

I want you to know that it's working out alright
I found a job and things are looking up
And if you join me soon we can celebrate
And put it all back as it used to be
But I take it that you're still not free
I'm sure you can tell that it's still the same old me
Just a dreamer in a low profile
With promises and half attempts to learn
And bring about what was meant to be
But I take it that you're still not free
And still you hesitate don't leave it later than you have to
Don't make it complicated leave tonight and I'll be waiting
I think I can see that you've found a new life now
And it's not including me
But if things go wrong and you change your mind
Well you know I'm here where I'll always be
But I understand you're still not free
INSTRUMENTAL
And still you hesitate don't leave it later than you have to
It’s not so complicated leave tonight and I'll be waiting
I think I can see that you've found a new life now
And it's not including me
But if things go wrong and you change your mind
Well you know I'm here where I'll always be
But I understand you're still not free
Track Name: Convertible
Convertible (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Let the racing cars go shooting past
And break the record
And let the break down men
Go fetch ‘em out the ditch again
In my convertible take it nice and slow
Watch the world go by we got the hood down
In my convertible life is wonderful
The sky is never dull we got the hood down
Watch the limousine go gliding past
And make you jealous
And in their posh hotel
They smile and spend their money well
In my convertible it’s more than comfortable
The sun is up above we got the hood down
In my convertible life is wonderful
The sky is never dull we got the hood down
And when the stars come out and the moon is sailing high
We’re gonna make
Where I can love you till the night time dies
And when the sun gets back upon its way
We’re gonna start up on a brand new day
INSTRUMENTAL
And when the stars come out and the moon is sailing high
We’re gonna make
Where I can love you till the night time dies
And when the sun gets back upon its way
We’re gonna start up on a brand new day
In my convertible life is fanciful
And love is plentiful we got the hood down
In my convertible take it nice and slow
And watch the world go by we got the hood down
In my convertible life is wonderful
The sky is never dull we got the hood down
In my convertible life is wonderful
Life is never dull we got the hood down
Track Name: Before The World Was Round
Before the World Was Round (work in progress)
(When Love Was In The World)
Clifford T. Ward

On the edge and reckless
Help me down from here
Back where we started from
Starry eyed and breathless
Let it all come clear
Back where we parted from
And it's not easy
Watching you walk out on me
Remain it seems more sensible
And dreams were far more plentiful
When love was in the world
Lonely nights are restless
Open up your arms
And let this fool back in
Broken dreams and helpless
Give me back your heart
And let this love come in
And I’m not certain
Watching you just walk away
Your life’s become too fanciful
And hopes were much more tangible
When love was in the world
INSTRUMENTAL
And it’s not easy
Watching you walk out on me
Quite certain is the change in you
The smile is not the smile it was
When love was in the world
INSTRUMENTAL
Track Name: Takin' The Long Way Round
TAKIN’ THE LONG WAY ROUND (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward

Takin’ the long way round
Looking to make you see
Hoping that when I get home

I've been looking for inspiration
To inspirate my mind
Got cold feet and obsolete

You know how it is when you need somebody
Who don't especially need you
You tried so hard to make it happen
That's especially true aha
Well here's what we're gonna do
Toss a coin up
Heads I win tails you lose
Come on make your mind up
There’s something I wanna say
And there’s something I wanna know

INSTRUMENTAL

You know how it is when you want somebody
Who don't especially want you
You tried so hard to make her see
But that's especially true aha
Here's what we're gonna do
Toss a coin up
Heads I win tails you lose
Come on make your mind up
There’s something I wanna say
There’s something I wanna know
Track Name: Change Of Heart
CHANGE OF HEART (work in progress)
Clifford T. Ward.

It's been a long and lonely time without you
No love to call my own
I've been hearing such a lot about you
It seems you're all alone
So come on home
Change of heart could bring us back together
Change of style took your love away
Change of heart bring us back together
In a while I know she'll wanna stay
Just me and dreary conversation
Well I long to hear you call
No fun this lack of concentration
You've been my downfall
And that's not all
Change of heart could bring us back together
Change of style took your love away
Change of heart bring us back together
In a while I know she'll wanna stay
I thought that when you walked out on me
That was the end
It shows how wrong one person can be
This love can be mended
Change of heart is bringing us together
Change of style was taking you away
Change of heart is bringing us together
In a while I know you'll wanna stay
Change of heart is bringing us together
Change of style was taking you away
Change of heart is bringing us together
And in a while I know you'll wanna stay
Change of heart is bringing us together
Change of style was taking you away
A change of heart is bringing us together
And in a while I know you'll wanna stay
A change of heart is bringing you together
A change of heart is bringing you back home
A change of heart