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Lyrically, this is a more personal song:

I am acutely aware of the ineffable melodrama of an eleven-year old having such feelings, so to consciously heighten such melodrama, I buried the majority of the song's innocuous-detail-heavy narrative in damn near inpenetrable metaphor.

I'm fine now.



I'm halfway to righteous, the impression has been made
"Just stop being so damn naive"
The stage has now been set, and the play has now been played
I look down and see the tears have drenched my sleeve

Soldiers clad in scarlet, like sadists far too proud
These days kids – they say – can be so cruel:
"Your heart is way too quiet and your art is way too loud"
Just a damaged, broken concept of cool

I never tried to be perfect
You broke my spirit in two
I won't forgive or forget

Numbers dance around, but such a cruel song to sing
I have forty-five good reasons to stop
Hope flows from the speakers, the glass full to the brim
A shoulder to lean on and look up

(Unused verse lyrics:
"A story just like this one is difficult to convey
It's one thing to only survive
Now I'm running out of all the ways that I can say
I'm grateful that I'm still alive")


from Purple Prose EP, released October 19, 2014
Music & lyrics by Nate Davenport
Additional backing vocals by Andrew Jeckell, Tom Ralphs and Dan Sluckin
Additional guitars by Rayna Vandèl
Bass guitar by Harley Cotton



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dark, sci-fi flavoured punk rock. melodrama & purple prose. batteries included.

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