Victory In Defeat

by Caleb Slade

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released 29 January 2011

Written by Caleb Slade and Tim Hussman/ Lyrics by Caleb Slade
Produced by: Tim Husmann & Jeff Linsenmaier
Executive Produer: Warran Huart
Guitars and Bass by Nathan Meese
Photography by Christopher Keuhl
Styling and Make-up by Bethany Johnson

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Caleb Slade Denver, Colorado

Rich melodies, lush orchestration, and soulful lyrics are the backbone of Caleb Slade's debut release, Victory In Defeat, "...in which he takes a wide-screen approach to post-Brit pop, the kind made famous by Radiohead and U2 and their numerous antecedents. Lyrically, he manages to be earnest, literate and reflective without getting mired in treacly digressions." (Dave Herrera, The Westword) ... more

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Track Name: Always On My Mind
Something is coming on my horizon; its coming home, and I will wait for it. I will wait.

And I would have waited for you if you had asked me to.
Even when you broke my spirit to avoid the truth. To avoid that...

You are always on my mind, you're always on my mind; even in the good times.

And I would have waited for you if you had asked me to. Even when you're making no sense at all.

You are always on my mind, you're always on my mind; even in the good times.
Track Name: Given A Chance
given a chance
you would take a roll and go with all your heart
given a reason
my mind would click itself on out
but am I what you want
am I what you want

give me just one
can you give me just one

and I will do what I can
to make amends

can you give me just one
give me just one

given a shot
you would be the perfect mother I am sure
but given the circumstance
and the five-year forecast
one of us is gonna put it to the test
but am I what you want
am I what you want

give me just one
can you give me just one

and I will do what I can
to make amends

can you give me just one
give me just one reason
Track Name: Hand To Reach For
there you go again
blaming your circumstance
on some random happenstance
when are you gonna figure out
the world doesn't work this way
the world doesn't work for pay
and you're not rich anyway

and you are not the sort
to get lower than before
but now you've lost control and
it ways on your head and shoulders down

when there's no hand to reach for
no happy go luck
when you're out-manned and detoured
can you pick yourself up
when there's no hand to reach for
can you see yourself through this hell
through this hell

there you go again
letting your hope run free
letting yourself begin to believe
when are you gonna figure out
the world doesn't want to play your games
the world doesn't' care that you've changed
the world just knows you by your name

and you are not the sort
to get lower than before
but now you've lost control and
it ways on your head and shoulders down

when there's no hand to reach for
no happy go luck
when you're out-manned and detoured
can you pick yourself up
when there's no hand to reach for
can you see yourself through this hell
through this hell

oh, you know its such a joke
to think you get control
of the way
your man
behaves on his own
its just out of your hands

and you are not the sort
to get lower than before
but now you've lost control and
it ways on your head and shoulders down

when there's no hand to reach for
no happy go luck
when you're out-manned and detoured
can you pick yourself up
when there's no hand to reach for
can you see yourself through this hell
through this hell
Track Name: Space And Time
pretty baby don't you cry
its only in your mind
these things they occupy
the space and time between
the people that we are
and who we want to be from the start

I'll give it up and more

life like a river
always changing

bit by bit a truth
is opened to my eyes
as if it was my first sight
as if I've lived my whole life blind
as if it was a lie

I'll give it up and more

life like a river
always changing

pretty baby don't you cry
its only in your mind
these things they occupy
the space and time between
the people that we are
and who we want to be from the start

I'll give it up and more

life like a river
always changing
Track Name: Sure As Hell
sure as hell
there are days when I don't want you
there are days when I can't see past
our differences to see the separation is
only finger's width
but in your eyes
I am working on this

I see those lines
connecting me to you
holding true they say I need you

I read those words
and they speak the truth
they say I love you
I love you

sure as hell
there are days when I can't make sense
of older days and what those words meant
can't seem to put myself in past tense
but in your eyes
I am working on this

I see those lines
connecting me to you
holding true they say I need you

I read those words
and they speak the truth
they say I love you
I love you

oh my god, its ecstasy
you're just lying next to me
you barely need to speak at all
you brake me down so easily
let me see simplicity
in even my greatest faults

I see those lines
connecting me to you
holding true they say I need you

I read those words
and they speak the truth
they say I love you
I love you
Track Name: Victory In Defeat
your home was broken into
to house a thieve
and the systems they failed you
gave you no release
so with a knife in your hands
you put that thieve to sleep

and the flashing lights fill your eyes
and spot lights wash the room
there will be no getting out of this
they've got all of your exits
was it ever your plan?

when the object of you love was taken
your love it turned to hating the one
who did the taking of it all
you're here to settle the score

tnd stepping onto the balcony
stained red with blood and rifle-beams
you screamed, you screamed
you can't take nothing from me

the night was broke
with the crack of them guns
the muzzles flash and he was gone
but they couldn't take him from me
you can't take nothing from me

and the story told
by old men will go
there was a man who lived his life
for nothing at all
unless we recall