The History of Fishes

by Purples

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This is a song about what might happen in life, and how it might not matter at all.


We know we're not as special as we like to think we are
Take you to the movies in my car
We didn't plan to be here but we knew we'd be someday
Cut me open I'll spill my guts but I don't have much to say
I want to be interesting
But I might not qualify

And I am not the only one who thinks of things profound
But you are the one who is around
We know we're not as special as we make each other feel
And everything is fleeting; it doesn't mean that nothing's real
I want to hold on to you
But I'm not about to try
The baby's in the bathtub and we're high

We know we're not the history we whisper down the lane
Snuck into the footnotes with our names
Now you're mine
Place and time
No one hears us cross the line
We're never lost
We may not find our way back home
We may not try
We'll sleep like fish and swim like we can fly


released March 2, 2017
Jonas Oesterle Peter MoDavis Brian Ashby Mike Quinn



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Purples Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia based band featuring Jonas Oesterle, Peter MoDavis, Brian Ashby and Mike Quinn

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