VICTORY LAP

by Great Mutations

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released July 7, 2017

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Track Name: Victory Lap, Part 1
I went walking for a while with you
Talking of younger days
Back when the future that we thought about
Felt so far away

Still, you say that life is a breeze
And it must be a comedy
I smiled to keep it polite
But inside I did not believe

You graduated with your heart set on
Nothing and everything
Infatuated with an artist’s life
But loathe to be suffering

Now with no purpose at all
How you treasure the simple things
Until you’re deep in the ground
Gonna see what tomorrow brings

Maybe a song to sing
Or maybe the phone will ring
So how ‘bout another drink

Bent on avoiding the stage
You were set in your ways from a formative age
The hour has passed
Now your victory lap fades away

Fades away
Fades away
Fades away
Watch it fade away...
Track Name: One of Us
I think the things I said were taken out of context
When you repeat them, they sound silly
But silly words are just enough to make us break up
And then you visit Billy

And it’s the last thing that I remember
Throwing a handful of rice in the air
There’s no more school left for you in September
You’re one of us now

The other place it lacks the grace of where I’m living now
But I don’t see you when I need to
Twenty four shows to watch with you before the months ends
Will Jack and Nina quit the CTU?

And is it a mistake that I don’t get your letters?
I might have moved but I sent you some stamps
Was there a time when things seemed to be better?
Sometimes I miss you

We can’t make it work
We only make it hurt
It happens all the time
And it’ll happen tonight

If I could lift the weight that I keep on my shoulders
I’d find a better place for the heart on my sleeve
I’m sure to catch a break one sweet day when I’m older
Goodbye and good luck, then

And it’s the last thing that I remember
Throwing a handful of rice in the air
There’s no more school left for you in September
You’re one of us now
Track Name: Sun/You
My sunshine
You are mine
In the sky
How you shine

In your light I follow
And in the night there's sorrow

But then you come back in the morning
Pouring in my room
With me all day while I work
On window panes you loom
Always leaving me alone too soon

Then there's you
I'm your fool
Because I call you
And I sing for you, too

Waiting on your kindness
And friends all see my blindness

I made you fourteen tapes today
Of all my favorite songs
You wrote the story of your life
It's seven page long
And it emphasizes where we both went wrong
But the perfect spelling makes me really long for you
Track Name: My Hedgerow
I hear you up on the phone
Telling your mom we made it home
I only make out the tone
Return to my stirring at the stove

I feel the gravity rays
Drawing the distance from my days
But wasn’t time once slow?
Developing into the unknown

(Are you feeling old?)
Yeah, I’m feeling old, and I can
I still remember twenty years ago
(Everybody grows)
But I can’t fold, no I can’t fold
Then how could I do the things
That’ll hit my headstone

I say I’m up in the air
You tell me baby don’t despair
But I have nothing to show
You got a direction of your own

Adding up all the years
Too shy to be Elvis
Too dumb to be Shakespeare
There’s nothing more to control
Surrendering unto the unknown

(Time to let it go)
I can’t let it go
It gets in your head
When you’re just so-so
(It’s only rock n’ roll)
Don’t you think I know? Of course I know
But there’s a recurring bustle in my hedgerow

It puts me through the paces
Sends me to dark places
The ones I never mention
Arriving at this intersection

(Time to let it go)
(It’s only rock ‘n roll)
(Are you feeling old?)
Yeah, I’m feeling old, and I can
I still remember twenty years ago
(Everybody grows)
But I can’t fold, no I can’t fold
Then how could I do the deeds
That’ll hit my headstone
Track Name: I Love You Anyway
The simple people here
They showed up for their simple decision
Their common voices shouting
The sum of a long division

While we all sighed
After a night of holding our breath
Now we’ve made our bed
And it’s time to lie in it

Despite the state of this
I don’t wish for things to worsen
There’s still a part of me
That wants to be a better person

And yet I hope their kids
Are the ones we send off to war
‘Cause we’ve made our bed
But I’m still keeping score

But I love you anyway
You willful ones
I love you anyway
You willful ones
I love you anyway
You willful ones

We should be ashamed
We shouldn’t be surprised
And if we’re so afraid
Then we should make it right

And we hear paltry consolations
As the stars collapse in our eyes
And we’ve made our beds
But let’s not do it twice
Or we won’t play nice next time

I love you anyway
You willful ones
I love you anyway
You willful ones
I love you anyway
You willful ones
Track Name: Counting Sheep
Bittersweet
Make-believe
Planning the escape

Reveries
Calling me when
I’m about to break

The vision isn’t giving
As much as it will take

As they hide
Satellites
Secretly alarm

I think of this
While I wish that
I was on a farm

With my double in my meetings
Where he’s met with open arms
Every weekday turning on the charm

‘Cause I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
To be there counting sheep
Beneath the midday sun

Back on the ground
Safe and sound
In another dimension
So still, paying no attention

There’s a place
Where we came
Where we could relate

On any day
It’s far away
And so I feel the same

And I don’t need an address,
Directions or a name

It’s always hidden on another plane
I’ll find it anyway
When the vision appears
And it seems that it’s clear
Frontiers on a bright afternoon

It’ll hurt to pretend
That none of this ends
As the daylight descends too soon
I don’t need the moon

‘Cause I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
To be there counting sheep
Beneath the midday sun

I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
It’s silent and it’s sweet
Beneath the midday sun

I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
To listen to the leaves
Beneath the midday sun

I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
A blanket in the breeze
Beneath the midday sun

I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
And dream a different dream
Beneath the midday sun

I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
To feel that I’m complete
Beneath the midday sun

I want to fall asleep
Beneath the midday sun
And everything redeemed
Beneath the midday sun
Track Name: No Canyon
Help me, it’s no longer familiar here
Show me, because I need it near
This place, what once was a canyon
Now displaced, by another opinion
Bright sun, there’s a lot of bands out there
You could be in

Today, I got locked in the basement
Where I stayed until you came home
Down there, I made a space on the cool cement
Organized a few documents
And fell asleep on some cardboard
Oh Lord, I didn’t even have my phone

My neighbor's living like a king
While I was shivering
I thought I heard the doorbell ring
And I must be getting older
‘Cause these days are feeling colder
One by one

I wanna put on my Sunday’s best
And maybe a vest
And march right down the street
I’m gonna lead the hit parade
And overplay them
One by one

Baby, I know I’m often hard to love
But save me
Bring me up above

We’re more than a series of yesterdays
Our life isn’t a guessing game
Let’s give it attention
A suggestion
Throw a wrench in all we do

Don’t leave it up to the stars
‘Cause they don’t have smarts
Or any sense of where they are
So I’d like to break the tension
Manifest all my best intentions

One by one
One by one
One by one
Track Name: Madrigals
Sonny boy
You got the world
Where you want it
So don’t be afraid
Hesitate or dwell upon it
It’ll make you feel bad

The madrigals of animals
Were once sung by our ancestors
And the balladeers of yesteryear
Would make you hold back tears

The world you never know
Would never change
Until it does

And sonny boy
You had the world
Where you wanted
Now don’t be afraid
Before today you dwelled upon it
And it made you so sad

The madrigals of animals
Were once sung by our ancestors
And the balladeers of yesteryear
Would only make you hold back tears

And the world you never know
Will never change
And then it does

Effigies of our royalty
Have a hiding place
Have a history
All the mysteries
Questioning, beckoning, this reckoning
In a world I can’t explain
But I will try
To hold you to the light
To find the way
Track Name: Victory Lap, Part 2
I understand that it doesn’t seem right
To feel betrayed by your curated life
Providing yourself something properly staged
Presenting the world something so perfectly framed

In ‘86 we had our innocent kicks
I spent my days learning bicycle tricks
Watching “Rad”’s closing credits scroll in slow motion
These days I could walk myself right into the ocean

And now what does it mean?
Watching the dream display on a screen
Oh that could have been me
I know it’s not what it seems
Or so I’m reminded, blinded
I’m reminded, blinded

You try too hard, you’re all over the map
You broke your stride on your victory lap
And said don’t even ask ‘cause I’m doing terrific
Just watch as I walk myself right into the Pacific

And now, what does it mean?
Watching your dreams display on a screen
Oh that could have been me
I know it’s not what it seems
Or so I’m reminded, blinded
I’m reminded, blinded