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I am a silver-tongued speaker equipped for embellishment
Take relish in quick voyages to the settlements
I settle in, mellow, to the sounds of a cello
And wobbly like Jell-O intone so zealously

“Hello” (hello), skin turned yellow,
Mind of a man but a beast undeveloped
Penelope on um, prosceni?, Protestants standing next to me
A mizzen, I am risen, the whole sea in my vicinity

Your tricks stick like lipstick from dipsticks
I’m like a gourmet chef, cooking Rice Krispies
I’m like Prometheus, I took the fire to stoke it
I put it in the oven, then I cooked the mold and broke it!

The past is still participle, and the cracks have been sovisible
That my failure’s almost visible, though my ambitions stayBiblical
I burned the books the older ones foretold for us, the other meso tortuous
The other me fortuitous, anomalous, I spoke it thus:

I’m not trapped in a 2Pac prison, rather in a two-part prism,
I feel hairs splittin’, conditioned, on a road to perdition,like Tom Hanks Cruisin’ (on impossible missions)

I do not write words, and I do not breath breaths, I do not need curves, and I do not need breasts,
My verbal excess has me coughing up nests for the birds and thebees and the proverbs ageless
So it’s death!

Death to the deathless,
Ruin to the reckless,
Striking commandments from my demiurgic checklist.


from QNA, released August 1, 2015



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QNA Brooklyn, New York

QNA is a band based in New York City, merging the highly improvisational, referential idioms of hip-hop and jazz. QNA’s cerebral lyrics work in tandem with formidable musicianship to create music both unique and wholly accessible, from reinterpretations of popular jazz standards and hip-hop hits to totally original material. ... more

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