In the Beginning There Was​.​.​.

by The Greater Victory

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Debut EP

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released May 8, 2013

Recorded at Luzerne County Community College from January to April 2013.

Engineered and produced by Ralph Castner, Michael Murphy, Chris Castillo
All songs written by The Greater Victory
Guest vocals on Minus Zero by Michael Murphy
Bass on Enter, Space. by Cody Sasser

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The Greater Victory Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Alternative band from NEPA.

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Track Name: Define Struggle
Define Struggle.
I guess it's a fight to save your life.
Avoid trouble.
Just trying to keep some peace of mind.

Well I've been struggling to keep my peace for some time.
I don't blame it on myself and I've been holding it in for twenty years, and now it's time to let it out.
I wake up everyday and step into a place where i'm judged because i'm a few shades darker than the average clown roaming this town.
Take a second just to hear me out.

You can call my brain what you see fit
But it wont change direction for my legs
and my mind will always be above the low lifes of this state.
And that's not saying everyone's a low life, it's just some people've gotta get on with their own life.
Not seeing mine and thinking "prey"

All the names just bounce right off these days.
I just laugh at what you think you have, that's great.
I've heard it all before and it'll never let up but it just fuels me like a plane with so many miles left to go.
I still remember the fucks on front street, and that's for you Britney(RIP)

You can call my brain what you see fit
But it wont change direction for my legs
and my mind will always be above the low lifes of this state.
And that's not saying everyone's a low life, it's just some people've gotta get on with their own life.
Not seeing mine and thinking "prey"

I'd bury the fortune to keep a good name and take shots with amigos to keep from inane.(i'm gone)
I'll be gone sooner than eventually, and if anyone asks about me...
Just tell everyone I'm sleeping in the trees.
Track Name: Minus Zero(In a Sea Full of Sharks)
I watch these days go by and I ponder when the sun will die.
"They've been saying it since 78"
But we know it'll never happen.

And as the time burns off, I wonder how I ended up here.
I've got it better than many a'else, but still it feels like this is hell.

I'm not saying i'm a goner, just suggesting that this wave could take us to a better place.
The swell can be deceiving but I think we could use a change of pace.
It's worth a second look at least.

What's the worst that can happen?
A half-caste storybook and a head full of intent.

I'm trying hard to let go off all the things keeping me on the ground(So much to say)
But it's hard when this austerity's holding my feet down(such little lines)
When I'm trying to climb out of this mess i'm in and I cant look down(at first the wave)
Acrophobia is sneakin' around.(and now the climb)

I've gotta leap the summit, the key to looking down from the highest heights i've ever conquered.
It's worth the spins and pain to finally avoid the walk of shame.

What's the worst that can happen?
I'll be happy doing the things I need to make it happen.
Living my life.
Track Name: Bologna Hopscotch
So many times I've tried to place our craft under the limelight.
Always pushed aside for reasons like where we reside.
Never given a chance to play for unfamiliar faces.
(They say) "Make us lots of money, sell 30 tickets, cut off your arms and legs and we'll negotiate"
While not denying the fact it'd be crazy to play a glossy poster show, I would rather play in places people probably wouldnt know.

For example, some kid's elbow greased up DIY show.
There's more to life than compensating for what you lack with royalties and brash.
Those type of people could stay the hell out of my life.
I've been in the game long enough to know it just takes determination to get past the toughest chodes.
So if no one ever hears this, then I guess we'll never know what could've been of a little project that could never rack the dough.

Cause fuck that shit if kids like us were never given shots, there'd be mostly poison apples in the so called melting pot.
There's diamonds buried underneath the soil of these cities.
But they're buried deeper than the pockets of the Impresario.

Mind over matter.
One day I'll be right.
Some day i'll be fine.
Track Name: Enter, Space.
Oh how times change.

I remember the days when characters couldn't hang with me
They had to lie to creators and say they were somewhere else so they could hang.
I may cure some headaches with a bow and a piece of string, but that doesn't make me a junkie, it's relaxation for me.

One night kids were taking turns taking dust off a truck in my backyard.
It made me wonder where the parents went wrong thinking I was the one sweeping my life under the rug.
I refuse to let myself get caught in a Titanic sort of world.

I'm down with Mary Jane
But I could sever the ties tomorrow.
And I didn't even introduce her to my friends.
I was the last on the barge to get my party on.

One night kids were taking turns taking dust off a truck in my backyard.
It made me wonder where the parents went wrong thinking I was the one sweeping my life under the rug.
I refuse to let myself get caught in a Titanic sort of world.

I don't find fun in getting fucked up beyond belief.
I prefer to be aware and able to keep control of my being.
But those who don't know me treat me like i'm soil cause I support the tree.
Judge my book by it's cover, but just wait for chapter three.

I may show failure in my bloodstream, but I'm finishing head of class in morality.
That's a little more important, don't you think?
I graduate college in approximately 40 days.
What can you say about your seed?
Who do you blame now instead of me?