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If I Were A Betting Man

from Same River Twice (1997) by Darryl Purpose

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CHORUS:
If I were a betting man,  I’d take a look at us
Not with sentimental eyes,  But a gambler’s distrust
I’d check out the track record, Note what the data shows
And I’d say I’m bound to go, If I were a betting man

From the start I learned to play the odds so well
To tell a sure thing from a long shot
I played the game of love and found it could be hell
And I learned to close my heart off
But this time ‘round it would be different
I would make a stand
And stick with you when everytime I ran

CHORUS:
If I were a betting man,  I’d take a look at us
Not with sentimental eyes,  But a gambler’s distrust
I’d check out the track record, Note what the data shows
And I’d say I’m bound to go, If I were a betting man

It sounds so  simple when you ask me to be kind
But your kindness is only what you’ve made it
And when the talk turns to what is yours and what is mine
Well, I see fairness overrated
But this time ‘round it will be different
I will make a stand
And stick with you through all the things we planned

CHORUS:
If I were a betting man,  I’d take a look at us
Not with sentimental eyes,  But a gambler’s distrust
I’d check out the track record, Note what the data shows
And I’d say I’m bound to go, If I were a betting man

BRIDGE:  I’ve been so many men, I think that I’ve lost track
      Some love this restless life, some like leaves, they always come back, 
they always come back

(If I could do only one thing,I thinkI’d go back, but i can’t go back, I can’t go back)

CHORUS:
If I were a betting man,  I’d take a look at us
Not with sentimental eyes,  But a gambler’s distrust
I’d check out the track record, Note what the data shows
And I’d say I’m bound to go, If I were a betting man

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from Same River Twice (1997), released January 1, 1997
Darryl Purpose - Vocal and acoustic guitar

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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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