Noughts & Crosses

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A fictional song from the perspective of a lonely young man who has found it difficult in his life to connect socially and emotionally with other people. Despite this, he remains hopeful that he will meet that special someone, the hypothetical "she". The song's opening half demonstrates his naively relentless hope, but gradually, he succumbs to despair at the bitter realisation that he will never succeed in his quest for companionship.


Thought I saw a light in the cave
From sadness I shall be saved

Born to enrol, not to play this game
Extinguish the rules, not this sanguine flame
Saving us all from a world mundane

Soon, "she'll" take my hand, catch me a star
Flee from the damned spirits afar
When will the one to me appear?
Never will I have to live in fear

How real the vision seems
Hope rises from pleasant dreams

Soon, "she'll" take my heart, warm it within
When will the dream, truly begin?
Run from the world, I once only knew
How very sweet, if only it were true


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



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

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