Faith No More - A Small Victory

"A Small Victory" is the tenth track and the second single from Faith No More's fourth studio album Angel Dust. It was released as a single on August 3, 1992 in Europe and 16 days later, on August 19, 1992, in Japan. It was later remixed by Youth of Killing Joke and released on September 1, 1992 in Europe and almost two months later, on October 29, 1992, in the USA. It was their last single to chart in the Billboard Modern Rock charts, peaking at #11, and one of their lowest charting singles in Australia, only making it to #84 on the ARIA Charts. When asked about the song's meaning, Mike Patton said:

A Small Victory
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Song Lyrics


A hierarchy

Spread out on the nightstand

The spirit of team

Salvation is another chance

A sore loser

Yelling with my mouth shut

A cracking portrait

The fondling of trophies

The null of losing

Can you afford that luxury?

A sore winner

But I`ll just keep my mouth shut

It shouldn`t bother me

But it does

The small victories

The cankers and medallions

<<<The little nothings>>>

They keep me thinking

That someday

I might beat you

But I`ll just keep my mouth shut

It shouldn`t bother me

But it does

IF I SPEAK AT ONE CONSTANT VOLUME AT ONE CONSTANT PITCH AT ONE CONSTANT RHYTHM

RIGHT INTO YOUR EAR, YOU STILL WONT HEAR

You still won`t hear

You still won`t hear

You still won`t hear

You still won`t hear

You still won`t hear

You still won`t hear

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Release History


The Faith No More song "A Small Victory" appears on the following releases. The list of releases includes albums, compilations, singles, soundtracks and remix albums.
Disc Track Album Year
1 10 Angel Dust 2006
1 0 Who Cares a Lot-Greatest Hits
1 12 This Is It: The Best Of Faith No More 2003
1 7 Who Cares A Lot? The Greatest Hits 1998
1 10 Angel Dust / The Real Thing 2008
1 30 Original Album Series 2011
1 7 Evidence 1995
1 12 This Is It (The Best Of) 2003
1 5 The Platinum Collection 2007
1 11 The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection 2009
2 1 The Works - A 3 CD Retrospective 2008
2 8 Live At Brixton Academy / Who Cares A Lot? 2006
1 8 Who Cares A Lot? Greatest Videos 1998
1 8 Video Croissant 1993
1 11 Phoenix Rising 1993
1 10 Angel Dust 1992
1 7 Faith No More
1 18 Europe 1993 1994
1 7 Classic Traxx 1995
1 7 Evidence 1995
1 2 1992-12-05: It's Showtime!, The Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK 1993
1 7 Live
1 1 Fool's Small Victory: B-Sides and Rarities '90-'95 1995
1 10 The Collection
1 1 The Works: A 3 CD Retrospective 2008
1 2 Midlife Crisis: The Very Best of Faith No More 2010

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