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For The Story

from Travelers Code (1999) by Darryl Purpose



Mary she dealt cards in South Lake Tahoe
I was finished playing, something bout her caught my eye
Before we knew what happened we were moving in together
It sure seemed to me to be the right thing at the time
But she thought I meant forever
I left and couldn't take her

I've lived my whole life for the story
Did it all for a song
Took my chances, didn't worry
'Bout eventual outcomes
And I let some people down along the way
like a dreamer sometimes does
But you know that I tried to do the right thing
Near as I could tell what that was

Barbara she was restless, so we took off to Aruba
She knew she couldn't hold me, told me she was searching too
If we'd come close to finding what we were after
We might still be taking in that Caribbean view
Why she slowed down I'm not sure
Along the way I lost her


You may find me traveling through your home town
Plying my song on your radio
There between the lines anther chapter is unfolding
My heart an open book, and music my way home



from Travelers Code (1999), released June 1, 1999


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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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