ALL YOU HAD: I wrote this one for a former student of mine who died tragically while attempting to save his mother from a house fire. Chorus: “We saw the flames in the morning light, out of the flames you came out alive, but you went back inside where you laid down your life, and that’s all you have here, you gave all you had…” Bobby was posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2009 for his heroism. – Mick


from Three Nights (2010), released May 1, 2010


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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

Formed in 2005 in Pine Hill, NJ The Successful Failures are Mick Chorba (guitar, vocals), Ron Bechamps (bass, mandolin, vocals), Rob Martin (drums), and Pete Smith (guitar). Eight full length albums under their collective belts and the band is still difficult to pigeon-hole. Call them indie-rock, power-pop, roots, or Americana, or better yet: no-nonsense rock 'n' roll. ... more

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