Waiting For Change

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An attempt at Steely Dan-esque musical irony: lighthearted melody and harmony coupled with sad lyrical themes.

This song was very much inspired by the Swedish band A.C.T. As well as the aforementioned Steely Dan influence. It's certainly one of the poppier songs on the album.

I'll avoid at all costs an attempt at explaining my lyrics, but if you care to pick them apart then there's a fairly simple concept/narrative to this song. Take it as literally as you feel necessary; the story's a little too personal to break down into explanation.

-Sam

lyrics

Lyrics: Sam Vallen

Still, as he watches them
Trying to pretend
That he can't feel their hate
For him it's just too much to take
So he waits

Still, staring at the wall
Not understanding at all
Why two would act this way
For love
Is this the price that we pay?

Dreams fade away
Even hope fails to stay

And so he waits, watching his life go by
From crying days to sleepless nights
He's pleading
He's seeing nothing different

Still, as he watches them
Not a single friend
In his cold world shut away
Is there more to life than living afraid?

Still, as he watches them
Trying to pretend
That he can't feel their hate
There's only so much he can take

Dreams fade away
It all just stays the same

And so he waits, watching his life go by
From crying days to sleepless nights
Resentment
He was always forgotten

Forget me

How could you not know that I was right beside you?
Ready and willing always
I know it's hard to find
But you know it's time
To leave them all behind

Dreams fade away
Even hope fails to stay

And so he waits, watching his life go by
From crying days to sleepless nights
He's pleading, he's seeing nothing new
Watching his life go by
From crying days to sleepless nights
He's pleading
He's waiting for change

credits

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