"Little Victories" as written by and Matt Nathanson....
This time I'll be sailing
No more bailing boats for me
I'll be out here on the sea
Just my confidence and me
And I'll be awful sometimes
Weakened to my knees
But I'll learn to get by
On the little victories

This time I'll have no fear
I'll be standing strong and tall
Turn my back towards them all
And I'll be awful sometimes
Weakened to my knees
But I'll learn to get by
On the little victories


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"Little Victories" as written by Bob Seger

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    General CommentYep. Not being afraid to fail. Finally going at it alone and accomplishing things for yourself. Maybe in the past, he was leaning on others, whether it was friends, parents or a significant other.
    cubbyblueson February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlet go of your past. do what you want. let your attempts not be failures but, something to learn from. live ur life
    mollycon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlet go of your past. do what you want. let your attempts not be failures but, something to learn from. live ur life
    mollycon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always listen to this song when I'm feeling down. Quit trying to catch up with everything around you, even the tiniest good things can help you.
    sadhappyon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI find this song to be the grown up, insightful version of John Mayer’s “new deep”. Obviously, this was written before new deep, and is, frankly, better in many ways other than the ones mentioned above (insightful, grown up). It’s just a conscious decision a sensitive person makes to let it go, stop taking it to heart, being yourself. This is not my favorite MN song, to say the least, but I can see what’s so good about it.
    I like how he doesn’t take a aggressive approach to this idea, of leaving life be, but rather a calm, post-cathartic one. Sort of like “I’ve been here before, but now I understand”.
    june99on October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot being afraid of failure..."And I'll be awful sometimes"

    ...and learning to give yourself more credit...not comparing yourself to the world...just...learning to embrace your own accomplishments.
    cherrytomatoes1on March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe message is definately don't be afraid to fail, but I can really relate to this. Just how he mentions being on the sea. . . I've gone through chemotherapy this year, and I hope to get to college to become a marine biologist, and really, its the little victories that get me through the day.

    I LOVE Matt. I wish more people knew about him.
    Rinse_It_Awayon February 17, 2008   Link

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