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Dreams Of Life

from Next Time Around (2012) by Darryl Purpose



Inspired by my story of moving (in 2005) to my favorite place in the world,
Nederland, Colorado, Paul Zollo began to dream up this song about the lives we live and the lives we imagine.


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

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...


from Next Time Around (2012), released October 15, 2012
Darryl Purpose and Paul Zollo  2012, Gamblers Grace Music
(SESAC) and Flying Schnauzer Music (BMI)

Bass - Glenn Fukunaga
Drums - Dony Wynn
Electric Guitar - Daran DeShazo
Acoustic Guitar - Darryl
Electric Piano, Shaker - Billy Crockett
Harmony Vocal - Ruth Moody

Produced by Billy Crockett
Engineered and Mixed by Bradley Prakope and Billy Crockett


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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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