Backway to Victory

from by The Cousins Project

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(Victory, Vermont: population 97)


Backway to Victory

it’s a cold and wintry day my love have we lost our way
sun’s up but it’s coming down there’s darkness on my mind
where the road and the tangled rivers rise no shelter baby now
maybe it’s a fatal flaw thinking we can see at all
beyond this valley, beyond the sky

why, why do we cry, why do we care, oh baby why
the sugar moon’s up, I reckon, we could sure use the light
on the back way to Victory tonight

it’s a wild land and we’ve run aground on the shores of paradise
night glows with heaven’s fire and a thousand questions
thrown down by a sliver of moon and the wind swept four directions
but don’t lay down baby let’s go we’ve got to trust what we already know
And find a path through our creation

the geese go swiftly wing to cloud how simple then to fly
and never have a need to feel a lover’s warmth or comfort
or walk alone in the fields reaching out from a broken life
but we’ll divine us a northern branch by god while there’s still a chance
we’ll make our run toward salvation


from Beautiful Blood, released January 1, 2013
Backway to Victory (Stykos)
Steve Mayone: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion
Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, piano, harmony vocal
Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion



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Kristina Stykos Chelsea, Vermont

Kristina is a music producer, recording engineer, songwriter, performer and landscape gardener based in Vermont. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. She has engineered & produced over 20 albums for herself and clients. Her songwriting and composing have been supported by the Ucross Foundation and Brush Creek Artist Residency in Wyoming. ... more

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