Stepping Stones

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Lyrics: Gareth Hogan

Waves of endless sparks
Surround her form
Waited so long
To escape from warmth
Until I saw your eyes
Just not getting through
So hopelessly detached
I've given up on you

All fall away
I'm too used to letting you down by now
It's too late to let me fly
I'm not afraid to let it pass me by
And in my own respite
I've fallen short again
It all became too much in the end

Not much more in size
And not much more to take
Then the first splits into two
'Till we're packed too close to move
Pieces fall back into place
And fall back out of line
Like it's nothing, just an empty shell
It's a void we can't escape, and hell
It's not like anything has changed
There's no ups or downs, no reasons why
No boundaries, there's enough just in front of me
To weigh me down
It's a mystery, why they persist
Without any ambitions, but to exist
It's enough to be

All fall away
I'm too used to letting you down by now
It's too late to let me fly
I'm not afraid to let it pass me by
And in my own respite
I've wasted another year
It all just flew
While you were here

Morning strikes the hall
Casts shadows across the filthy wall
'till the sun hits the broken sticks
And crawls towards the shattered stall
Broken down inside
Know he hasn't really tried
But not for even knowing why
He writes:
"The road will find me,
And pass virtues from another place;
Will wake me up and tell me what to chase"

I've arrived!
At the edge of a knife
The ice melts
And the pictures come back to life
It's like I designed it myself
Indifferent
To all else

Being capable but just not
Willing to ask the question
I must be blind
It's an easier confession
But it's easier to get on my knees
Than to confess
To go
Than to be blessed

Believe in
Achieve in
Receive it
Or Leave it behind
'Cause we're not defined by
The choices that they made
Decisions
From visions
That turned out to be lies
So open your eyes
Say your goodbyes

Oh, I've been dreaming, force-feeding these lies
Learning to cut them back down to size
So I can fit them between
My scars and my dreams
Where the promise of failure is not what it seemed to be

All fall away
I'm too used to letting you down by now
And all I want to say
Is I'm not going to let you fail today

And in my long respite
I saw where I went wrong
It all came into view
Like it was there all along
All fall away

credits

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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