Next Time Around (2012)

by Darryl Purpose

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Dreams of Life - Purpose/Zollo Gloria works at the House of Pancakes In the tambourine heart of Vallejo She stashes her tips in a red coffee can Near a photograph of Galileo Galileo: she dreams of a fountain of youth Galileo: Imprisoned for telling the truth She dreams of life - with Galileo Hector hides shotguns & ammunition In the trunk of his mother’s Camaro Somehow he got sprung after 36 months Of hard time at Atascadero Atascadero: waiting for the mystery train Atascadero: hanging with the criminally insane He dreams of life - in Atascadero Dreams of Life, Dreams of life All of our days only dreams of life Dreams of life At Noon Senor Moon runs a victory lap In his cowboy hat and blue tuxedo With sand in his boots From the beach where he sleeps On the outskirts of Escondido Escondido: city of slippery slopes Escondido: shadowland of shattered hopes He dreams of life - in Escondido Dreams of Life, Dreams of life All of our days only dreams of life Dreams of life Bridge: Going south on the 395, past Temecula to Tijuana Took a turn at the corner of staying alive, in a coat she bought with marijuana Just to drown out the sirens & car alarms Just to drown out the squalor & suburban sprawl Just to fall back into somebody’s arms Just to drown, just to fall Just to drown, just to fall Eleanor dreams of escaping New Jersey To run with the bulls at Pamplona In her strawberry robe in the dishwater dusk She’d settle for Arizona Arizona: so far from the ice & the cold Arizona: the sun shining like Cuervo Gold She dreams of life - In Arizona hmm... hmm... All of our days only dreams of life All of our days only dreams of life hmm... hmm...
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The Stories That We Tell - Purpose/Fisher So you want to write a story, let me show you how it's done First you get yourself a good guy, then you give that boy a gun Then you rustle up some bad guys, the dark and evil kind So when they get slaughtered no one minds And when the fight is over, and everything seems well And everyone awaits their place in heaven or in hell Just don't forget, we become the stories that we tell So you want to write a story, let me show you how it's done First you build yourself a temple, that can almost reach the sun Then you write yourself some rules, 'bout how folks should behave And All the others won't be saved And when the crusade's over, and the tolling of the bell Covers up the cries of the fallen infidels Just don't forget, we become the stories that we tell BRIDGE Now we become the stories, as the things we think and do and feel enfold us And the story still reveals itself and tells our children's children what it told us So you want to write a story, let me show you how it's done First you get yourself a country, then you call it number one Then you find yourself another place, to treat like number two Where they don't do things like you do And when every last native son's been killed or expelled And you control each diamond mine, and every oily well Just don't forget, we become the stories that we tell Yeah don't forget, we become the stories that we tell Yeah don't forget, we become the stories that we tell
3.
Orange Raincoat - Purpose/Zollo Born and raised in Elizabethtown Inside a song of Kentucky High school drop-out skating around I can't help it if I'm unlucky Unopened envelopes and magazines / Pajamas plaid and flannel a 10 inch Zenith Black and White / only gets one channel And I'm an Orange Raincoat walking As the rain starts coming down I'm an Orange Raincoat walking Through a Blue Umbrella town Bored to tears in Elizabethtown Enduring dog days undaunted Nothing to do but circle around To all the places we once haunted You with your Patchouli and pepper spray / Goin' on your auditions You every blue Kentucky day / With all of your superstitions And I'm an Orange Raincoat walking As the rain starts coming down I'm an Orange Raincoat walking Through a Blue Umbrella town BRIDGE Blue frisbee stuck up on the roof Blue Pinto parked upon the lawn Every night I search for proof But every night you are still gone gone gone Every night you're still gone All around ol' E-town I See Umbrellas torn and tattered All the things that made you cry Way back when our love still mattered We used to cross the Rubicon / When it ran through Kentucky But ever since you've been so gone / I haven't been so lucky And I'm an Orange Raincoat walking As the rain starts coming down I'm an Orange Raincoat walking Through a Blue Umbrella town And I'm an Orange Raincoat walking As the rain keeps pouring down I'm an Orange Raincoat walking Through a Blue Umbrella town
4.
Race The Wind - Purpose They say you've run some races, But that's not the best thing about you You’ll take on any mountain, And give no cause to doubt you. But folks have expectations, You hate to let them down You put your best foot forward, You take the higher ground But when the need to show the world has abated And all the challengers have faded Time fills your heart, from the start With Love and no regret You race the wind, to the end And arrive with every step When the one was taken from you, And you could not comprehend You wrapped her spirit in you, And it's guided you since then With passion, curiosity and kindness Now for the both of you it’s my wish Time fills your heart, from the start With Love and no regret May you race the wind, to the end And arrive with every step BRiDGE: There is no finish line When you bring a beginners mind (And take just one more step each time) INSTRUMENTAL So give your heart, from the start With Love and no regret Race the wind, to the end And arrive with every step They say you've run some races, but that's not the best thing about you...
5.
The Fourth Chair - Purpose/Brophy Tonight we did it again Small square table, three friends Don't matter how long long it's been I tell them my tales from the road They tell me bout buyin baby clothes And we laugh about the way things go CHORUS First chair, he's a friend of mine Second chair, she's pourin more wine And I make a toast to a meal so fine But in my mind you're there, in the fourth chair He and I would travel around Never thought we'd settle down Now he's built a home in his home town Me I'm still makin' my way Lookin for one more town to play How long you gonna stay CHORUS First chair he listens real well Second chair, the stories she tells And it's easy to see how he fell My thoughts dwell on you there, in the fourth chair BRIDGE Old Antique, Stand alone Not a creak or a crack In that wicker woven straight back Food is cleared the wood's on the fire We talk til we get tired Then we pull out guitars and strum a few I play my new batch of tunes But not the one I wrote for you You know that one that made you cry, well me too CHORUS First chair he's rockin' slow Second chair she's startin' to show I get my things, it's time to go And one last slow cold stare, at the fourth chair ...the fourth chair
6.
Girl From Golden - Dave Carter it’s a hard road leads to spirit hollow it’s the last best kiss of winter this bitter breeze that blows and even though he knows that she will never follow it’s the changin of the year / that sets his mind to go so he makes his way from aspen over natchez and he sends his love a letter but no answer ever comes and so he listens for a whisper in the branches and the rustlin of the needles / in the noonday sun CHORUS: and the light when it shines / through the proud dixie pines paints her face in the flash and the shadow and he stares down the wind / till he’s waltzin once again with the gypsy Girl From Golden, Colorado it was in the holy season of the harvest that he found her in the meadow overlooking boulder bridge she was weavin lady slippers into garlands singin “bringin in the sheaves” / along the chloe ridge CHORUS: now the light when it shines / through the proud dixie pines paints her face in the flash and the shadow and he stares down the wind / till he’s waltzin once again with the gypsy Girl From Golden, Colorado INSTRUMENTAL VERSE the hinges on the northern gate need mendin sheep have gone to pasture, but the grass has burned to brown and still this cinder summer shows no sign of endin the days turn like molasses / nothin makes a sound CHORUS: but the light when it shines / through the proud dixie pines paints her face in the flash and the shadow and he stares down the wind / till he’s waltzin once again with the gypsy Girl From Golden, Colorado
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The Ghost Of Crazy Horse - purpose/zollo You saw all the signs that were revealed And you were the last to yield At the battlefield near Yellowstone Where they tried to beat you By river banks and in between The rocks of the ravine They took your horses and your guns And they could not defeat you CHORUS: But I see you in warpaint and in beads Like a bison in the reeds Following the river to its source With the ghost of Crazy Horse You heard the beating of the drum The generations still to come A thousand souls at heaven's door Dying to be reborn You saw the cradle of the skies Where the yellow eagle flies O'er the brambles and the brush 'Round Little Big Horn CHORUS: But I see you in warpaint and in beads Like a bison in the reeds Following the river to it's source With the ghost of Crazy Horse Now all is silent as a dream Save the rushing of the stream And the bluejays' wind borne song On the scarlet skyways Over graves and sycamores Your unbroken spirit soars Like a thunderbird of fire Down eternal highways CHORUS: But I see you in warpaint and in beads Like a bison in the reeds Following the river to it's source With the ghost of Crazy Horse The ghost of Crazy Horse The ghost of Crazy Horse
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Amy 03:18
Amy - Purpose Amy, I'm known to measure a man by how many things he believes in Amy, twenty or thirty and then I might agree to receive him Amy, I was just thinkin' that I couldn't love someone so special But Amy, You could just blink and then I would find the sea in a seashell Amy, wasn't it sudden that night when you said you had to be goin' And maybe, try again? I think I might like to, would you let me know, an’ Amy, I was just thinking' that I I could love someone so special Amy, you would just blink and then I would find the sea in a seashell BRIDGE Oh, I know that she'll, think me a fool and it may be so But all I feel, now everybody knows Amy, I could be logical now and reason away all I've found here Amy, I'd believe all that reason allows and settle for something that sounds clear Amy, When all this thinkin’ was through I would love someone so special and Amy, you would just blink and me too we'd find the sea in a seashell
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Song For Rachel Corrie - purpose Look into the future, see the light that shines there See the world that we make, a world free of warfare Where everybody wants the same things A place to feel safe and loved in, and wings Look into the future, see the light that shines there Though it seems that she's gone, I think she will be there There with the dispossessed still lookin, for home With the underdog refugees and the hungry, she'll roam INSTRUMENTAL And everybody wants the same things A place to feel safe and loved in, and wings To all my fallen heroes, I offer up a brief prayer Though it seems that you're gone, I know you will be there Where everybody wants the same things In a place you feel safe and loved in, and wings Look into the future, see the light that shines there
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Next Time Around - Purpose/Faherty/DeStefano If I should go by in the blink of an eye Don’t worry for me where I’m bound Beginnings and endings are only pretendings I’ll see you Next Time Around I’ve no earthly idea what led me here Upon this big circle of life It spins on it’s axis / perfect without practice I’m just along for the ride If I should go by in the blink of an eye Don’t worry for me where I’m bound Beginnings and endings are only pretendings I’ll see you Next Time Around There’s something inside us, it almost defines us It’s really too big to conceal In heaven and on earth It runs just like clockwork This spirit, inside the wheel If I should go by in the blink of an eye Don’t worry for me where I’m bound Beginnings and endings are only pretendings I’ll see you Next Time Around BRIDGE: Life so full of mystery, the tragic and the joyous We have this strange menagerie, so the truth won’t destroy us Secret footprints in the snow reveal each creatures yearning To know the power of moving forward and the joy of returning If I should go by in the blink of an eye Don’t worry for me where I’m bound Beginnings and endings are only pretendings I’ll see you Next Time Around If I should go by in the blink of an eye Don’t worry for me where I’m bound Beginnings and endings are only pretendings I’ll see you Next Time Around If I should go by in the blink of an eye Don’t worry for me where I’m bound Beginnings and endings are only pretendings I’ll see you Next Time Around Counter melody over chorus: You look familiar, Have I seen you before, dancing, spinning, through heaven’s revolving door...

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"It’s been a long time since I put a new record in my CD player and
listened repeatedly for days."
~Robin Pressman, 'Our Roots Are Showing' KRCBfm

"'Next Time Around' is the gold standard of modern American folk"
~Nancy Dunham, Folking.Com

"So far, this is my favorite CD of 2012. There is no finer storyteller in acoustic
music today than Darryl Purpose, and it's good to have him back."
~Jim Colbert, The Folk Show, WPSUfm (Dec1, 2012)

"Once in a great while an artists work shows up in my life and stands
me on my ear. Darryl’s singing and writing have unmistakably advanced
to another level." (read full blog post)
~Louise Taylor, Recording Artist

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released October 15, 2012

Produced by BILLY CROCKETT
Engineered and Mixed by BRADLEY PRAKOPE and BILLY CROCKETT
Assisted by PHILIP McWHORTER and JOSH WEBER
Recorded at BLUE ROCK ARTIST RANCH AND STUDIO, Wimberley, TX
Mastered by JERRY TUBB at TERRA NOVA DIGITAL AUDIO, INC., Austin, TX
Art Direction, Collage Illustration & Design by WAYNE BREZINKA
Photo Credits - Image of Darryl by Glen Delman Photography
Image of broken carousel by Scott Harrison / Historical images  Utah State Archives
TRACY GRAMMER and RUTH MOODY appear courtesy of Red House Records
DEVON SPROULE and PAUL CURRERI appear courtesy of Tin Angel Records

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Darryl Purpose Nederland, Colorado

Darryl went to Las Vegas at 19 and became a professional blackjack player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'. He is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
Since 1996, he has toured extensively and released 8 albums of original music.
Darryl's last two albums spent weeks at #1 on the RMR radio charts. Next Time Around and Still The Birds
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