Evergreen Avenue

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Evergreen Avenue
purpose/zollo

Evergreen Avenue, East L.A. / Every day is revolution day
Church bells chime a song a death / Down narrow lines of crystal meth
Black Cadillac and a blue Mustang / Shooting smack with the Breed Avenue gang
Bullets fly and ricochet / By the old boneyard where the bodies lay

In a crimson cape like superman / Waiting in the wild where the world began
Laying low in the dismal dusk / Like a hot tamale in a new corn husk
Mixing up the grits and the lard by hand / He's an empty pocket in a promised land
Jack old cars on crack cocaine / Driving all alone in the carpool lane

CHORUS:
Santa Ana's whirl in waves
Across the tombstones and the graves
Life and death is all we have
Forevermore on Evergreen Ave

Evergreen Avenue, Christmas morn / Chili relleno and the barleycorn
From 18th down to Chinatown / Cruising with Gabachos as the deal goes down
The sky is black and the moon is red / From Candlemas to the Day of the Dead
But the sky will be red, the moon will be black / When Mexico steals California back

CHORUS:
Santa Ana's whirl in waves
Across the tombstones and the graves
Life and death is all we have
Forevermore on Evergreen Ave

Evergreen Avenue, 3 AM / Shadows know what you think about them
Flashbacks fast as phantom jets / His heart remembers what the flesh forgets
And the flesh forgets what the spirit learns / That the world goes crazy right before it burns
And his blood ignites like gasoline / As he says a prayer to St Augustine

Chorus:
Santa Ana's whirl in waves
Across the tombstones and the graves

[Santa Maria, Madre de Dios, Ruega por nosotros pecadores
Ahora y en la hora, de nuestra muerte. Amen]

Life and death is all we have
Forevermore on Evergreen Ave
Forevermore on Evergreen Ave

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from Still The Birds, released May 6, 2016

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Darryl Purpose Nederland, Colorado

www.darrylpurpose.com/bio

Darryl went to Las Vegas when he was 19 and became a professional card player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'.

He has toured extensively and released 7 albums. His second album produced by Billy Crockett at Blue Rock Studios will come out in 2016.

The sometimes social activist always has a compelling story to tell, in words and in song.
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