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Guitar chords for the song "Victory in a Landlocked Sea"

Yesterday, a listener asked me for the chords to this song. Good idea. Why not publish the chords to some of my songs. Here you go!

Capo on 1st fret

Am          Fmaj7
All those years
C              Em E7
All the same
Am            Fmaj7
All those fears
C         G7
All in vain

Am  Fmaj7                 C                                            Em E7
On a sailboat called "Victory" in a land-locked sea
Am Fmaj7          C                                    Em E7
Like a glossy image in a dull magazine
Am Fmaj7      C                                          Em E7
On a broken record sounds will just repeat
Am Fmaj7                                      C                                             G7
I've longed for something just beyond where anyone can see in a landlocked sea

Chorus:

Am            F                            C                                    G7
Cuz I've seen more than anything I thought I'd see
Am          F                            C                                   G7
And I've been to all the places that I'd want to be
Am       Fmaj7                           C                        G7
I guess each moment is just fading into memory
Am   Fmaj7                               C                                          G7
And yet each moment is the only that ever means anything to me

On a sailboat called Victory in a land-locked sea
I've longed for something just beyond where anyone can see in a landlocked sea

Break:

And I've seen more than anything I thought I'd see
And I've been to all the places that I'd want to be
I guess each moment is just fading into memory
And yet each moment is the only that ever means anything to me

Am Fmaj7
All those years
C Em E7
All the same
Am Fmaj7
All those fears
C Em E7
All in vain


New Abscondo album!

Abscondo Always Good Cover

Always Good is a solo album inspired by themes of love and truth. To live in this state is to experience life as always good and joyful, no matter what is going on in the world.

These songs were written during the fall and winter of 2021. Recording began in early 2022 and, after a long break, was finally completed in September of 2022. The album is being released via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and all digital channels starting October 1st.

Tracks on album are as follows:

1. Hours
2. To Question
3. Every Lie Must Go
4. Looking Forward
5. Always Good
6. Still, We're the Same
7. Cathedrals
8. Beauty Never Fades
9. Trick You
10. Beyond the Body (lyrics taken directly from A Course in Miracles)


Listen to the full album already on Soundcloud. 

 

And for those who would like to own the mp3 files, here you go.

 


"While You Were Asleep" by Abscondo (live looping performance)

From the 2018 album and film called Treetops.

Lyrics:

While you were asleep, you were here, in my arms
It never matters how steep, or how long, we go on
Don’t you feel there is something in the air that keeps us so damn strong
How sweet, how sweet is our song

When I was so weak, you were there, you were strong
It never matters what we seek, or how long, we go on
It don’t matter what you do
I will come along with you

Don’t matter what we try
If it’s me and you then we both will fly
While you were asleep, you were here, in my arms
It never matters how steep, or how long, we go on


"Forbidden Curiosities" by Abscondo (live looping performance)

Lyrics:


I'll wait for the right moment
If it takes my whole life
Cuz none of this is real to me
The colors I know you don't see
But I feel them them inside

You've got nothing now to say to me, still on the phone with your family
So I'll keep this inside
But if in these routines you might free forbidden curiosities
I could change your whole life

In the light of a cool morning
While these thoughts are alive
The sun is lighting up those dreams
The world still sleeps so I'm still free
So I'll keep very quiet
And if I should fade off to sleep, the day will start with or without me
Then I'll do what's required
But if in these routines I might see, people who are just like me
I'll invite them inside

Hope you'll stay by my side


"Blue House" by Abscondo (live looping performance)

From the Abscondo album Victory in a Landlocked Sea (2015)

Lyrics:

On an August night when we were 17
You stood and cried I had to set you free
I had my life and what I wanted to be
Felt I was right I know you disagreed with me

It just rains all the time
The winter’s long the summer’s not so fine
But I’m still dreaming
We’ve still got time
Love is on our side

On a stormy night when I was 29
Spent half my life still wishing you were mine
Girl I still loved you when I passed on by
Your big blue house with your little girls inside, and I cried

Don’t you think that you should be with me?
Don’t you remember how we used to be?
Do you still think I could come to your blue house, take you out or?
Could it still be you were right that final night when you said that

It just rains all the time
The winter’s long the summer’s not so fine
But I’m still dreaming
We’ve still got time
Love is on our side


"Life (Whispers)" by Abscondo (live looping performance)

From the 2020 Abscondo album Life Light

Lyrics:

So I know life is tough
The system is unjust
And when you’ve had enough
They come back for some more
Where are you supposed to go?
How are you supposed to know?
With voices in the head
And whispers of the soul

So I know money’s tight
You lied awake last night
While she always fights
You come back from more
Cuz where are you supposed to go?
And how are you supposed to know?
With voices in the head

And whispers of the soul

Don’t be afraid to lose
Those few illusions that you kept so half-alive
Now, do as you choose
And as you do you know the truth will flood your eyes

So I know you’re filled with fear
The truth seems so unclear
But you can stand right here
There’s nowhere you need to go
There’s nothing else to know
Just to please let go
Of the voices in the head
When you’ve got whispers of the soul

So I know life is tough
The system is unjust
And when you’ve had enough
You can just let go


"I'll Die Smiling" by Abscondo (live looping performance)

From the 2015 album Victory in a Landlocked Sea

Lyrics:

Out of place
Some street in London's left me out of place
Looked right at you did you see my face?
Seems all of London's going separate ways
I'll go mine

To New York
No sky above me as I walk its floor
Bright lights attack me but I just ignore
Seems like New York's becoming such a bore
Waste of time
But time is still the question
What 'cha gonna do?
From infite directions
You gotta choose a few

So I've searched some sad, sad cities
I've seen some semblance of the truth
I've walked so many journeys
that I've worn these scuffed-up shoes

So I'll die smiling
And I'll die trying

Deep in love
A heart that's beating should be deep in love
She looks right at me as we float above
Seems so sudden we face questions of
These two lives

Like before
A mind that functions looks for something more
We can't stop walking through that open door
So, yes, you've got me but like I said before
This is mine

So time is still the question
What 'cha gonna do?
From infinite directions
You've gotta choose a few

I've sought some sense of newness
Heard never-ending calls of youth
I known what it means to do this
because I've shattered each excuse

And I'll die smiling
And I'll die trying
I'll die smiling
I'll die trying


"Every Lie Must Go" by Abscondo (live looping performance)

Lyrics:

Oh, how I followed you around
How I moved through this town
As someone I could not be
What you needed me to be
Was not inside of me

You know, it was another life ago
Such a captivating show
But little did we know
That life is not a show
Every lie must go

And the weight of it all must fall
Every lie must go

The doctors, they did not save you
The teachers had no advice
The preachers, they all deceived you
Still everything’s alright
Because you had it all
Deep inside
Your whole life

So, what you gonna tell your family?
When everything they said was true
Can no longer persuade you
They lost their grip on you
And it feels so nice
Deep inside
To know what you know

And the weight of it all must fall
Every lie must go