I Was Taught How To Win But I Learned How To Lose

by Grant Campbell

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02:44
AFTERTHOUGHT THE MORE YOU LIE, THE MORE IT BENDS THIS AINT WHERE YOU WANNA BE YOU WERE DREAMING OF THE GOOD LIFE AND ALL YOU GOT WAS ME ARE YOU WAITING FOR AN ANSWER, THAT AINT EVER COMING OUT I WAS WITH YOU UNTIL THE LAST ACT WHEN THE TEARS CAME ROLLING DOWN JUST AN AFTERTHOUGHT AM I STANDING IN THE SLOW LANE WHILE THE WORLD IS GOING PAST AND THE COMEBACK IS GETTING HARDER YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO LAUGH ARE YOU SAVING ALL YOUR BIG WORDS UNTIL THERE ISN’T ANY DOUBT I WAS WITH YOU UNTIL THE LAST BREATH WHEN THE LIGHT JUST PETERED OUT JUST AN AFTERTHOUGHT
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03:33
THE LONG RUN I MISS MY HOME, I MISS MY BED I ONLY SEEM TO FUNCTION WHEN I’M SAD SEE THE LINES HOW THEY SCATTER IN THE AIR THE MOMENT SEEMS TO HANG THEN JUST DISAPPEARS I KNOW THAT LITTLE BOY IS IN YOUR EYES SOMETHING IN THE GENES, I DON’T KNOW WHY MAYBE YOU WON'T SUFFER WHEN IM GONE YOU’LL WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND JUST CARRY ON THE MORE YOU STRUGGLE, THE MORE IT GETS AWAY THE HARDER YOU TRY, THE MORE YOU MAKE MISTAKES I’VE MADE PLENTY ON MY OWN FOR STUBBORNNESS AND PRIDE I CANNOT ATONE BUT LATELY, I’VE BEEN MISSING AND I AINT BEEN CONSOLED THE FIRE IS HIGHER THAN I’M PISSING IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD SKIM IT OVER ONCE AND BLESS IT TWICE A POET AINT A GOD THEY’RE JUST CONCISE I KNOW WHEN I’M READY TO MOVE ON EVERYONE’S A LOSER IN THE LONG RUN
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05:12
PROOF SELLING MY SOUL, KEEPING AFLOAT, I PUT MY FAITH IN YOU I WAIT FOR THE WINDS TO CHANGE IN THE STORM TURN MY SKIES TO BLUE SETTING MY SIGHTS ON AN EASIER LIFE BREATHE IN WITHOUT THE FIRE A STEP IN THE DARK OR ON THE END OF THE KNIFE GREED WITHOUT DESIRE WHEN YOU GONNA RUN ME HOME WHEN YOU GONNA SEE ME THROUGH WHEN AM I GONNA BE LET GO AM I LOVED? I NEED THE PROOF, OH I NEED THE PROOF SHUFFLE MY FEET THROUGH ETHEREAL STONES ALAS THE END IS NIGH I TRY NOT TO LAUGH BUT I’M TIED TO THE MAST I’M LOST WHEN I’M ON HIGH WHEN YOU GONNA RUN ME HOME WHEN YOU GONNA SPEAK THE TRUTH WHEN AM I GONNA BE LET GO AM I LOVED? I NEED THE PROOF, OH I NEED THE PROOF THE NIGHT TURNS TO DAY, THE LIGHT SHOWS THE WAY I FIND THE REASON WHY THESE MORNING AFFAIRS, YOU BE QUICK OR BEWARE I’LL SEE YOU WHEN I DIE WHEN YOU GONNA RUN ME HOME WHEN YOU GONNA SEE ME THROUGH WHEN AM I GONNA BE LET GO AM I LOVED? I NEED THE PROOF, OH I NEED THE PROOF BEEN SELLING MY SOUL BUT I’M KEEPING AFLOAT I PUT MY FAITH IN YOU I WAIT FOR THE WINDS TO CHANGE IN THE STORM AND TURN MY SKIES TO BLUE
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POSTCARDS FROM NOWHERE (SONG FOR BILL) HAPPY AS A FREE MAN DRIVING ON WITHOUT A CARE IN THIS WORLD RUMOUR IS THEY LOVE YOU BUT MONEY CAN'T BUY BACK YOUR SOUL OR SHORTEN THE MILE NO FRUIT UP IN THE ORCHARD I TURN MY HAND I AINT GOING DOWN THAT BEATEN PATH A FRAME WILL MARK THE BORDER BUT LOOK OUTSIDE YOU SEE THE LIGHT, OH SEE THE LIGHT TAKE ME FROM THE BOARDWALK I FEEL LIKE GOING HOME WRITE IT ON A POSTCARD FROM NOWHERE I BELONG IS THERE NOWHERE I BELONG? DISCOVERY OR INVENTION, THE TAOILRED SMILE THE HIDDEN LOOK OF THE BEHOLDERS EYE REVELATIONS MARK THESE WIRY VEINS WISDOM LIES BEYOND ALL THE HAZE TAKE ME FROM THE BOARDWALK I FEEL LIKE GOING HOME WRITE IT ON A POSTCARD FROM NOWHERE I BELONG IS THERE NOWHERE I BELONG? PUT ANOTHER LOG ON THE WOODPILE HIGH LIVE TO LEARN NOT LEARN TO BE ADMIRED A LITTLE SOUTH OF UTAH YOU CAN'T ESCAPE THE WINTER FROST OR THE WARM EMBRACE TAKE ME FROM THE BOARDWALK I FEEL LIKE GOING HOME WRITE IT ON A POSTCARD FROM NOWHERE I BELONG YOU KNOW WHERE I BELONG JUST TAKE ME HOME
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A GENTLE PERSUASION THERE’S NO SENSE IN RETURNING, NO SENSE LEFT IN ME THE FLAG WAS SLOWLY BURNING, A TIRED COMPANY NEVER FELT SO LOST, NEVER BEEN SO BLUE CAN YOU STILL LOVE ME, DESPITE WHAT I PUT YOU THROUGH MY BROTHER WAS CUTTING CORNERS, LIVING OVERSEAS AND THE PAIN THAT HE IS FEELING, IS THE SAME ONE THAT COMFORTS ME NEVER FELT SO ALONE, NEVER BEEN QUITE SO BLUE CAN YOU STILL LOVE ME, DESPITE WHAT I PUT YOU THROUGH BEEN THINKING ABOUT LEAVING, THINKING’S ALL I EVER DO NEED A GENTLE PERSUASION OR A PLACE WORTH RUNNING TO NEVER FELT SO OLD, NEVER BEEN QUITE THIS BLUE CAN YOU STILL LOVE ME, DESPITE WHAT I’VE PUT YOU THROUGH AND YOU STILL LOVE ME, DESPITE WHAT I PUT YOU THROUGH
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RIVERS IN MY MIND YOUR HANDS ENTWINE LIKE THE RIVERS IN MY MIND THESE DARK MOODS BRIGHTEN IN THE LAND WHERE I’M FROM AND THAT OLD WINDOW SHAKES, I AM HOLDING YOU ANYWAY AS BLUE AS MY EYES, TELLING STORIES AND MENDING TIES CAUSE GOOD NEWS TRAVELS FROM THE PEOPLE TO THE COAST AND WHAT DIRECTION THAT YOU TAKE, I WILL FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE I KNOW I CAN BUT I’M TOO STUBBORN TO UNDERSTAND IT WITH EACH DAY I LEARN THAT TOMORROW WILL NEVER COME AND THIS HEART BEGINS TO ACHE BUT I’LL BE LOVING YOU ANYWAY
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THE BREAKDOWN I’M NOT FOR RUNNING, I’M NOT FOR JESUS I’M NOT WITHDRAWING, I’M NOTHING EVIL I’M CURSING ANGELS, SHOOK ON DEALS WITH SOME BAD HANDS TOOK FLIGHT IN THE WATER, LEARNED MORE JUST BY LISTENING I DREAMT UP ALL THIS, RAN OFF WITH NO NOTICE TOOK LIBERTIES RHYMING, TOO BULK OUT THE CHORUS WHEN YOUR EYES MEET THE FAULTLINE, REMEMBER TO SIGNAL I’M TIRED AND I’M BROKEN, RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE HOW CAN I KEEP MOVING ON WHEN THE FIGHT IN ME IS GONE WHY AM I STILL STANDING HERE WHEN EACH BOTTLE JUST BREAKS MY HOPES CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE, DROWN WITH NO SECRETS I’M A NOISE IN THE DISTANCE, I’M A GHOST WITH NO WITNESS I’LL ONLY DANCE WHEN THEY CALL ME, IN YOUR ARMS I WILL CRADLE I’LL ONLY LOVE IF YOU LOVE ME, ONLY TRY IF I’M ABLE HOW CAN I KEEP MOVING ON WHEN THE FIGHT IN ME IS GONE WHY AM I STILL STANDING HERE WHEN EACH BOTTLE JUST BREAKS MY HOPES GOTTA START OVER, EVEN IF IT KILLS ME MY LOVE WILL RECOVER, SHE WILL GO ON WITHOUT ME IT’S HARD TO BE SELFISH AND PARADE AROUND IN THE DAYLIGHT IT’S NOT THAT I’M HEARTLESS I’M JUST TIRED OF THE BREAKDOWN
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COME THE MORNING LIGHT IF YOU WANNA BLEED THEN LET IT SHOW IF YOU WANNA LIE DON’T LET IT GO IF YOU WANNA LOVE YOU GOTTA LEAD IF WANNA HIDE JUST MAKE-BELIEVE IF YOU WANNA STOP THEN MAKE A STAND IF YOU WANNA FAIL JUST BE A MAN IF YOU WANNA SERVE YOU GOTTA KNEEL IF YOU WANNA LEARN YOU GOTTA FEEL JUST LET ME SAIL AGAINST THE TIDE WITH EACH WAVE MY BOW SURVIVES AND I SWEAR I’LL BE BY YOUR SIDE COME THE MORNING LIGHT IF YOU WANNA RUN YOU GOTTA BREATHE IF YOU WANNA TALK DON’T MAKE IT CHEAP IF YOU WANNA SHOOT DON’T MISS YOUR MARK IF YOU WANNA LOSE DON’T LOSE YOUR HEART JUST LET ME SAIL AGAINST THE TIDE WITH EACH WAVE MY BOW SURVIVES AND I SWEAR I’LL BE BY YOUR SIDE COME THE MORNING LIGHT IF YOU WANNA REIGN THEN BURN YOUR THRONE IF YOU WANNA BREAK DON’T BREAK YOUR BONES IF YOU WANNA SCREAM THEN TURN YOUR HEAD IF YOU WANNA DROWN DON’T HOLD MY HAND JUST LET ME SAIL AGAINST THE TIDE WITH EACH WAVE MY BOW SURVIVES AND I SWEAR I’LL BE BY YOUR SIDE COME THE MORNING LIGHT
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MOTORWAY SOUNDS CLOUDS PASS IN SLOWLY OVER THE HEAVENLY SUN AND IT DRIFTS BY SO EASY WHEN YOU CARE FOR NO-ONE UNTIL YOU FIND YOURSELF HOLDING SOMETHING YOU LOVE NOT KNOWING WHERE IT CAME FROM I HEAR VOICES CALLING BEHIND AND AHEAD AND IT’S WHICH WAY TO FOLLOW WHEN NO PATHS HAVE BEEN LEFT ARE THE NIGHTMARES OVER OR IS IT ALL IN MY HEAD AM I READY TO START AGAIN CIVILISED STORIES OF THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND AND THE EARTH BENEATH THESE FLOORS IT WOULD SCREAM IN THE NIGHT SELLING POSTCARDS OF THESE MEMORIES THAT ARE LONG OUT OF SIGHT BUT BACK THEN IT WAS SUCH A HARD TIME MANY MORE LIVES LATER I’VE BEEN SETTLING DOWN THE BABIES ARE ALL DROWNING OUT THOSE TERRIBLE SOUNDS WHEN I WAS JUST SEVENTEEN I WAS DRY AT THE MOUTH I WAS UNABLE TO TALK EMBLEMS WILL SHATTER YOUR MARMALADE GAZE AND THERE’S NOTHING LEFT FOR YOU AT LEAST THERE’S NOTHING THAT YOU CRAVE ONLY MILES FROM THE CENTRE BUT THIS PASSION IT FADES HAS THE LAST BATTLE BEEN LOST NEVER SUFFERED A DAY THEN THE PAIN STRUCK YOU DOWN IT’S THESE LITTLE WHITE PILLS THAT WILL BRING ME AROUND FOR TONIGHT I WILL SLEEP ON THESE MOTORWAY SOUNDS FOR TONIGHT I WILL SLEEP ALONE
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THROUGH THE FLAMES FORGET ABOUT THE ROSES AND THE LIGHT UPON THE DOOR IF ANYTHING MEANS NOTHING THEN IT NEVER WAS BEFORE TOMORROW I’LL BE LEAVING YOU BUT TODAY I’LL PAVE MY WAY THE TROUBLE WITH THIS LOVE IS, IS THAT IT NEVER GOES AWAY CROSS THE CITY BORDERS THERE’S NO LINES UPON THE ROADS IT RUNS ACROSS THE HILLTOPS AND YOU CHASE AWAY THE GOLD I SWEAR IF I’D NEVER MET YOU I’D NEVER EVEN KNOW HOW IT WAS TO HOLD YOU AND HOW IT FELT TO LET YOU GO SHAVED THE HEIGHT OF FORTUNE FOR NO LIGHT LEFT TO BE FILLED HE DREW A PICTURE OF YOU AND YOU NEVER STAYED SO STILL TODAY WILL COME AND GREET ME WITH A HEART THAT I NEVER WON BUT I’D HATE TO FOLLOW NOTHING OR NOT BELIEVE IN ANYONE THESE WALLS ARE WHITE AND CRUMBLING YET TO THE WHISPER OF THE AGE YOU WON’T ACHIEVE THE LIGHTNING JUST BY STANDING IN A CAGE IF YOU DON’T STAND UP FOR SOMETHING MY FRIEND THEN NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE YOU CAN ONLY HOPE FOR BETTER DAYS, YOU CAN ONLY PRAY FOR RAIN THE SWEAT DRIPS FROM MY HEAD DOWN TO MY COLLARBONE IT WILL RUN THESE VEINS ARE SLIPPING UNDER JUST LIKE THE BRANCHES TO THE SUN CHOKING FOR A CIGARETTE OR A BULLET TO THE BRAIN FOR TONIGHT I WILL BE SOMEONE WHO WILL FOLLOW YOU THROUGH THE FLAMES IF ALL ELSE FAILS TO HEAL ME YOU CAN STRIP THE ANGER FROM MY BONES JUST TRY NOT TO DISCOVER ME OR I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE SOMEWHERE IN THE EAST, I SENSE A CHANCE TO LEAD THIS FAME YOU NEVER EVEN LOOKED AT ME AND I NEVER LOOKED AWAY PROFIT ONCE AND CALL US WHEN YOUR HANDS DON’T REACH THE WHEELS TROUBLES EVEN OVER WE JUST PLOUGH IN DIFFERENT FIELDS DON’T CAST YOUR EYES TO EASY THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE LEFT TO BLAME I SLIP INTO A SLUMBER AND I FORGE ANOTHER NAME I RISE IN THESE MORNINGS AND I GO AGAINST MY WILL LIVING ISN’T EASY BUT IT’S BETTER THAN LAYING STILL I DON’T SEARCH FOR ANSWERS ANY BETTER THAN I KNOW I BREATHE THE HEIGHTS FOR MY LOVE AND I SWALLOW ALL THE LOWS
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UPON THE WATERS SHORE BELOW THE STARS WILL SWAY, TONIGHT I SIT AND WAIT BEFORE THE SKIES BEGIN TO FALL, I REMEMBER WHAT I’VE SEEN YET STILL THE GOOD REMAINS AROUND THIS BROKEN THOUGHT NO HANDS WILL SAVE YOU HERE MY SON UPON THE WATERS SHORE YOUR HEAD IS BRAVE AND WILD, NO PLACE FOR FEAR OR DOUBT WHEN SILENCE TEARS THESE WORDS APART THE TRUTH SHALL ALL SPILL OUT SCARLET LIPS ON FIRE, SHOW ME HOW TO DANCE THESE DAYS ARE LOST AND STARVED OF LOVE WE HUNGER FOR ROMANCE THE HOURS ARE STACKED SO NEAT FOR A LIFE I COULD NOT HOLD WELL I’VE BEEN DROWNED AND I’VE BEEN CAUGHT AND I HAVE UNDERSTOOD LET PRAISE SLIP THROUGH THESE BARS AND FALL HERE AT MY FEET UNTIL WE LEARN WE’LL ALWAYS STAND UPON THE WATERS SHORE

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The sixth album from Scottish singer-songwriter Grant Campbell.

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released May 1, 2020

All songs written, performed and recorded by Grant Campbell

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Grant Campbell Glasgow, UK

Grant Campbell is a Scottish singer-songwriter living in Glasgow.

New album 'I Was Taught How to Win but I Learned How to Lose’ will be released as a digital download on 1st May 2020.
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