A fast, rock / pop-punk song with aggressive lyrics that are actually analogies describing fencing and sword fighting.


I motion to relax you're frightened
commencing the attack I'm blinded
you went further than you said
reminded of the way you lie through your teeth

I pick myself up with my hands
I knew I'd never see you go
but I've got something of my own
and I'm sorry for this

but I can feel you on my flank
and who the fuck are you to think
you can beat me at my own game?
now you act like you don't care
so let the gloves come off somewhere
and I'll try to go easy on you

every motion ever pass
every breath you think your last
every moment that you spend
waiting on

I've played out every single one
and you wish that I was done
but reactions keep going
it's like a needle pulling thread
making stitches in my head
cuz I meant it I dreamt it
I felt it

you've had enough for long enough
don't be afraid to roll your cuffs
and jack the next mother you see
it's just a song that's in my head that doesn't exist yet
but I'll make it, awaken it, you'll take it


from Smiles and Glances / Angel of Darkness EP, released January 1, 2019
Matt Hampson


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Final Round

Final Round is a Rock/Punk/Pop band from Chicago formed in 2003. Members include Dan Lowes, Matt Hampson, Andy Lowes, and Joe Rogalski. Their full length album "None of Us Will Ever Leave a Legacy" was recorded in 2006 by Dan Precision at the Bombshelter Recording Studio in Chicago, IL. Their second album is scheduled for August 2014. ... more

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