Purple Prose

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All my life I've struggled to communicate effectively with people, at least verbally. Consequently, in recent years, I've taken steps to broaden my vocabulary. Words and language can be achingly beautiful when used skilfully but unfortunately I find that my restraint has yet to develop and I often end up using inappropriately ornate language. In literature this is known as "purple prose".

This is my attempt to communicate my difficulty to communicate.


There are a hundred methods to convey
The inspiration I feel everyday
Never have any just occurred to me
I'll spend my life attempting just to say nothing

Communication is no friend to me
Always abundant with uncertainty
Despite my all it seems I am condemned
Forever to remain an absentee

Stars align but words escape my mind
Nowadays my words are alkaline

There are a hundred ways to demonstrate
The inspiration I feel everyday
Never will any just occur to me
Silent or violet, baby, I'll remain


from Purple Prose EP, released October 19, 2014
Music & lyrics by Nate Davenport
Additional backing vocals by Andrew Jeckell
Lead guitar by Rayna Vandèl
Bass guitar by Harley Cotton
Loops by Looperman.com user: "3rdNippleMusic"



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

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