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    Default Purple Mountains

    I have no idea why I wrote this song or what it even means so if anyone wants to give their opinion my ears are wide open, hope you like.

    Purple mountains
    And silver moons
    Stare down at you
    And you hardly knew
    Life in shackles
    Could it be true
    That we aren't who
    We thought we were
    "Chorus"
    The ants come out to say hello
    To the people as they roam
    Across the world
    That they now own
    It's too bad we gave up
    It's too bad they grew up
    And climbed the mountains
    The purple mountains


    Yeah there's purple everywhere
    And silver moons shining down
    Down on you
    As the morning dew comes
    Rushing out of the mountain top
    Leaving you with nothing but
    A sound
    Of dew rushing down
    Chorus"
    The ants come out to say hello
    To the people as they roam
    Across the world
    That they now own
    It's too bad we gave up
    It's too bad they grew up
    And climbed the mountains
    The purple mountains
    "Bridge"
    Yeah ants are rising
    Over the horizon
    Painted in purple
    We can't escape
    The pain they create
    Their so much stronger
    Their so much larger
    These purple mountains
    Are bringing fountains
    Of pain and silver moons


    Chorus"
    The ants come out to say hello
    To the people as they roam
    Across the world
    That they now own
    It's too bad we gave up
    It's too bad they grew up
    And climbed the mountains
    The purple mountains
    There is not enough space or time to truly let the song unwind

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    I think it was amazing! It reminded me of Drops of jupiter by Train or Fireflies by Owl city. I don't know why. I guess it's that cosmic feeling (even though the meaning behind the lyrics are completely different). I really liked it.

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    To see purple all around you reminds me of a few amazing sunsets I have seen
    This is fun, John, oh yes, the ants will march in according to the evolution theory insects and such animals like ants and bees are
    bound to take over. Just the question is when

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    Haha this actually a event in science. What happens is the mountains appear purple from a distance when the sun is at a particaular place in the sky usually near sunset, and so what happens is purple is the only color of the light spectrum that is seen coming off of the mountains. This is where the line "And purple mountains majesty" in the United States anthem comes from. Silver moons are for your own interpretation .
    There is not enough space or time to truly let the song unwind

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    Stream of consciousness! Sometimes it can be good to turn off your mind, put your pen to the paper and let happen whatever happens.

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