Ready To Fail

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A contemplation on the concept of integrity. More specifically the point when an artist accepts that conformation might be their only chance to ever be heard.

Don't take the title too seriously; could this acceptance really be construed as failure? You be the judge of course!

This track, although based on certain riffs and progressions we had lying around, was written in a single sitting.


Lyrics: Gareth Hogan + Sam Vallen

My name - a symbol of memory presides over my life
I'm ready to leave integrity behind
My name - a symbol of memory presides over my life
It's all I'm holding onto
Holding on, but for how long?

Believing, achieving
Wasted my moment
So I'm leaving, my light behind
Losing my mind tonight
Oh I've been dissolving, fading decay
Help me, I'm spiraling away
It's okay


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