Overcome​-​EP (produced by Bob Brockmann)

by Sam Deffenbaugh

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released September 29, 2015

All music and lyrics by Sam Deffenbaugh

Featuring:

"Bassy" Bob Brockmann-Producer/Engineer/Mixing/Mastering/Guru
www.bassybob.com

Peter Kerfoot-Drums

Peter Sargent-Vocal harmonies on "Breakthrough"

Ben Chin-Guitar solo on "Breakthrough"

Sam Plotkin- Vocal harmony on "Virginia"

Album art by Charley Button www.ldcproductions.com

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Sam Deffenbaugh Chicago, Illinois

I picked up the guitar in elementary school because I wanted to be Paul Simon. Times have changed and influences have come and gone. Now I love everything from Radiohead and FlyLo to Rage, but I'm still a sucker for a good melody. I hope you enjoy what you hear and thanks for listening! ... more

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Track Name: All the Things I Am Not
When you say you like the way I lie
That don’t mean you love the things I hide
Just the way you’re vindicated
Just the way you know you’re mine

And here I’ll stay and why not
I’m just stealing time from borrowed clocks
And in time I’ll find I’ve wrought
All the things I am not

When you say you want me in control
That don’t mean you want me on the floor
Just the way you’re vindicated
Just the way you know you’re mine

Here I’ll stay and why not
I’m just turning keys in open locks
And in time I’ll find I’ve wrought
All the things I am not

Here I’ll stay and why not
I’m just turning keys in open locks
And in time I’ll find I’ve wrought
All the things I am not
Track Name: Running From the Sky
As our breath turns to stand
We’re standing here with one plea
Say the end is now
Well just look around
Cuz salvation is just a chance to flee

And I find it hard to believe
Cuz I find it hard to die
And I find it hard to believe
That we are all running from the sky

How can men of faith be cynics?
Cowards who won’t give up the Ghost?
And how can I be so damn sure?
When distrust is the excuse of the insecure

And I find it hard to believe
Cuz I find it hard to die
And I find it hard to believe
That we are all running from the sky

And I find it hard to believe
Cuz I find it hard to die
And I find it hard to believe
That we are all running from the sky
Track Name: Virginia
Take me far away from here
Where spent candles have no hold
And we gaze into sticker starlight
Reminding of weeks grown old

I can hear it ringing out
Under Virginia skies
No bridges left to burn
Or heroes to watch die (Repeat)

The girls walk like reflections
Always mirroring your steps
But out of time to the music
Until only a reflection’s left

I can hear it ringing out
Under Virginia skies
No bridges left to burn
Or heroes to watch die (Repeat)
Track Name: We Don't Talk About Them
Under a curtained sky she meets him
She’s shared a room with his letters
But we don’t talk about them

And in a distant life her son wakes
His knuckles bruised and bleeding
But we don’t talk about them

She’s coming back to life now
And screaming at her life now
If this is, if this is your goodbye
We won’t talk about it

In between smoggy friends she fidgets
No more questions now, her screams rebound
We don’t talk about them

And in the night they come to visit
Their lights dance above her window
But we don’t talk about them

She’s coming back to life now
And screaming at her life now
If this is, if this is your goodbye
We won’t talk about it

She’s coming back to life now
And screaming at her life now
If this is, if this is your goodbye
We won’t talk about it

Under a curtained sky she meets him
She’s shared a room with his letters
We don’t talk about them

And through a looking glass I stare now
Her arms weighted with my letters
We don’t talk about them
Track Name: Stillborn Fire
What does he leave for?
It don’t demean him just to love her
But love it comes and goes unmourned
It’s early morning and I love it
But love it comes and goes

I missed a call for
A useless call for
Evolution, evolution (Repeat)

And to the pale-lit crown
That he kept around in mourning
But love it grows like thorns
In admiration and fixation he loves her
But love it comes and goes

I missed a call for
A useless call for
Evolution, revolution

I missed a call for
A useless call for
Evolution, evolution (Repeat)
Track Name: Overcome
Us kids grew up in the winter of decline
Reaching higher like it’s a birth right that we climb
But 18 years came and dearly departed went
Like the rage we let so foment

Try to say it again, but you find that you never really want to
If you say “I love you”, do I really want you to?

A country we cross like neo-49ers
After the jobs we’ve chased as mercenaries for higher
But this place only seemed like home
Once the seed of need was twice so desperately sown

Try to say it again, but you find that you never really want to
If you say “I love you”, do I really want you to?

Middle-class expands as their greed demands
The blood of the new unto the temple of the land
So while us kids grew up in winter’s hand
It was in autumn that we’re harvested from the land

Try to say it again, but you find that you never really want to
If you say “I love you”, do I really want you to?

So though obscure our bonds might be (we’re overcome)
I recall they arose from under the childhood tree
Seed of doubt for we grew too fast (we’re overcome)
Raised in Decline baptized in lies (we’re overcome)

So though one day our fates might change (we’re overcome)
We see hope lost to a three-digit exchange (we’re overcome)
And the family splits like a tree in the yard (overcome”
Singing “not long now” “not long now”
And not far