Illusion Of Progress

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A cynical musing on what the definition of "progressive" actually means. Ironically written over one of the most indulgent sonic explosions we've committed to binary.


Lyrics: Gareth Hogan

Arbitrary changes
Meaningless phrases
Deliberate approach to joins and links
Endless struggle to become distinct
Referential, non-sequential
Analysing, not compromising
Verbose nostalgic tour-de-force
This sinking ship has run it's humble course

Waiting for chance to arrive
Out of social insecurity, a need to survive
If escaping the wake, is only a way for
Weeding the twists in your mind

Feeding back endlessly into yourself
Turn the illusion into an art unto itself
I'm only safe until your work is done
You've no idea what you have just begun
You can spread the lies, you've opened up your eyes
Out with the old, in with the brand new disguise
You think you've got it all figured out
But the light in your life you just can't live without

In your eyes, I fell
Into the static process
Into the lines of progress
Carving in my name
Enter a new division
Ignorance and seclusion
It's the same old revolution
It's just an illusion

I know it's safe, but inside
These obsessive insecurities found home to reside
If escaping the wake, is only a way for
Weeding the twists in your mind
'Cause forcing it open could leave you so blind


from Ready to Fail, released June 18, 2010
Lyrics: Hogan
Music: Hogan, Irish, Vallen



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Quandary Brisbane, Australia

Quandary was a band that existed from 2006-2011, consisting of guitarist Sam Vallen, drummer Geoff Irish, keyboardist Gareth Hogan, and bassist Dave Couper. Quandary saw active gigging bands with no recorded works, and decided to do the opposite, releasing an album before a single performance. A song approaching 30 minutes was in progress, but never completed - Quandary dissolved in October 2011. ... more

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