First Round Failure

First Round Failure

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Alternative/Pop Rock comparable to Green Day and Weezer with songs that will softly kiss you on the back of your neck and slowly creep into your head to play themselves over and over again until they wake you in the middle of the night and make you want to eat raspberry scones.

Biography

First Round Failure is an alternative/pop rock band that has been hard at work writing songs, playing shows, and building a loyal fanbase since late 2005. You might think their name is misleading, but this band has been through thick, thin, and REALLY thick. However, their first round is long gone and they now have played dozens of venues in the Chicagoland area, including The Elbo Room, Martyr's, and Clearwater Theater. With one album under their belt (available on iTunes and CDBaby.com), this foursome of handsome twenty-somethings is going to infect you with melody, make your toes tap, and have you humming along in no time.

Lyrics

Pack Up Your Bags

Written By: Matt McGrath

I'll hunt you down you know I'm on your tail
As your disguise begins to fail
Your ego just took it's final blow
It's all a show and we all know
The only way you know how to convey emotion is with your middle finger
Dead beat dives and your dad's basement are the places where you'll forever linger
But you take it out on me
And you do it for everyone to see
This is your last chance; I'm giving you this warning in advance

The truth surrounds you, you'll cry out and find out
You washed up and became the very thing you hate

You claim you had it all not long ago
Your seat was always in the front row
You still act like that was yesterday
But now your sparkles have started to fade
If no one's looking you'll take anything, but in front of others you're exclusive
You swear your life hasn't been a complete waste, but the evidence is too conclusive
And you take it out on me
You do it for everyone to see
This is your last chance; you're never waking up from this trance

The truth surrounds you, you'll cry out and find out
You washed up and became the very thing you hate

You're on the run, looks like I won
The end has begun and now you're done
You're going away, we're here to stay
So pack up your bags babyyyy
You missed out on something for the first time
Don't look at me, because you're so guilty of this crime

Pretty Girl

Written By: Matt McGrath

I see you turning away
You're trying to disguise your face
Deflect your feelings for the day
Lookin for something to fill this empty space
Sometimes it's just
A little bit too much

Pretty girl why do you cry
It's not that complicated
We'll make it through the night, so just try
This time won't be wasted

Six greeting cards all filled with shame
Phone calls don't take away the pain
Flowers are nice, but not the same
These condolences aren't consoling, if you're still feeling gray
Sometimes it's just
A little bit too much

Pretty girl why do you cry
It's not that complicated
We'll make it through the night, so please just try
This time won't be wasted

A dream can be crushed
Hopes based on false trust
Your world can be smashed
By a violent attack
So many days spent in eager anticipation
So many nights ruined by evil intervention

Pretty girl why do you cry
It's not that complicated
We'll make it through the night, so please just try
This time will not be wasted

This sorrow will be buried
Here's to new beginnings

Discography

All Dressed Up (2006)

Set List

Our typical setlist ranges anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours featuring originals such as:

Pack Up Your Bags
Typical Symptoms
Bitter Rivals
I Need a New Plan
In Your Ear Drum
Watching You
Invincible
Wasted Breath

As well as cover such as:

Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
More Than a Feeling - Boston
The Flame - Cheap Trick
Just What I Needed - The Cars