Here I Am (2012)

by The Successful Failures

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"Here I Am" is the 4th full length album from the NJ indie-rock/Americana band, The Successful Failures – a 12 song barrage of roaring, kicking, indie rock fun! The 12 new songs penned by singer/guitarist Mick Chorba (formerly of well-loved NJ garage rock band, Dipsomaniacs) are about fallen Civil War heroes, shark attacks, Vikings, the rise of new world leaders, and surviving the NJ Turnpike: the typical off-kilter subject matter the band has become know for. This album is all about the rock - blanketed with sweet harmonies and hook-laden melodies and guitar riffs. The Successful Failures will play a series of shows and live performances in support of "Here I Am".

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released April 3, 2012

Ron Bechamps
Mick Chorba
Rob Martin
John Williams

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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Track Name: How People Start Sentences
I'm sorry to say this... I hate to do this... we deeply regret this... it pains me to do this... How people start sentences!
Track Name: The Real Defenders
We've fallen from a cloud!
Track Name: I Only Know What I Feel
There is no sanctuary, I oughtta know.
Track Name: The Rise of China
The Rise of China, The Rise of China
Like my airliner
I'm right behind her, I'm right behind her
Like my airliner, like my airliner
Coming on like a ghost in the mirror
Coming on like a blow torch streamer
Coming on like heat from a steamer
Coming on like a new world leader
The Rise of China, The Rise of China
Like my airliner
Broke the chains that bind her, the chains that bind her
Like my airliner, like my airliner
Coming on like a ghost in the mirror
Coming on like a blow torch streamer
Coming on like lights in the theatre
Coming on like a new world leader
Coming on like blood through a needle
Coming on like a thug drug dealer
Coming on like a ghost in the mirror
Coming on like a blow torch streamer
Coming on like a nu-metal screamer
Coming on like a new world leader
Track Name: Tell Your Old Friends
There was a river and it used to flow...
Track Name: Clifton Mills
Clifton Mills Clifton Mills you are buried on this hill, Clifton Mills you were killed and buried on this hill, Clifton Mills, Clifton Mills you are buried on this hill, Clifton Mills you were killed, Clifton Mills.
You were dead when they found you, your friends lie day around you, Clifton Mills you were killed Clifton Mills
It was 1862 when your Ma said bye to you
It was 1863 when you joined this infantry
It was early in July
Comin' home alive
Was for someone's son but not for Clifton Mills
Track Name: Mickey Mantle's Knees
Mickey Mantle's knees
The Lost Colony of Sir Walter Raleigh will rise
So go hide those tears from your eyes
Go hide those tears from your eyes

Everything you lose will come back to you.
Track Name: Pig Tight Cattle High
Pig tight cattle high
Keep your arms and legs inside
The vehicle at all times
Pig tight cattle high
Track Name: Viking Heroes
Long ships move fast
Viking heroes have
The following weapons
Helmet, shield, and sword in hand

Viking writing called
Runes, they wrote on stones
These ancient runes are old
as times unspoken languages

These viking heroes in my head
King Olaf, Eric the Red, and Igar the Boneless
These viking heroes in my head
Drink from skulls bury their dead
Norwegian Moses

Queen Victoria
Portrayed vikings as cruel
Their legacy was stained
By fascist Nazi imagery

Longships and Knars
Could sail against the wind
Oh they could navigate the open sea
And the narrow stream

(Chorus)

When I feel alone, I feel alone, I feel like (3x)
Expanding to the North
With a battle axe and torch
When I feel medieval

(Chorus)
Track Name: It's the Turnpike
It is the breakers that take the surfers
It is the waiters that serve the wine
It is the speakers that wake the sleepers
The base stealers who take the signs
All good things will take time

It's the turnpike that takes me back

It is the sherpas who take the climbers
And the burkas that shield our eyes
It is the fighters who aim sidewinders
And the riders who wait in lines
All good things will take time

It's the turnpike that takes me back

The operator will take your request.
Track Name: Lester Stillwell
Lester Stillwell where's your body???