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written by Darryl Purpose and Ellis Paul

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A paper-thin time machine
An old polaroid
A black and white faded scene
A girl with a toy
You kept your smile on while someone took pictures
Were you holding the family up

I'm driving down Bryant St
Come to chase down your ghost
You and I will never meet
But today I'll come close
Stopped at a neighbor's door told him my story
He said he knows who you were

They say that god works in patterns
But hey, what does it matter
When faith and hope can be shattered so easily

A plastic lined swimming pool
A hot summers day
A wandering little girl
Discovered too late
Mother had gone to work, papa was inside
When you took that walk 'round the block

They say that god works in patterns
But hey, what does it matter
When faith and hope can be shattered so easily

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

Caretaker says you'll be found
Third row, seventh place
Forty years since they laid you down
Now we've come face to face
Flowers and a photo for you little sister
I've come here to tell you my name

They say that god works in patterns
But hey, what does it matter
When faith and hope can be shattered so easily
so easy, so easy

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from A Crooked Line (2001), released January 1, 2001
Acoustic Guitar and Vocals: Darryl Purpose
Acoustic Guitar: Ellis Paul
Viola: Daryl S

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Darryl Purpose Portland, Oregon

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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