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Last Great Kiss of the 20th Century

from Travelers Code (1999) by Darryl Purpose

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It was Friday, December 31st, 1999
All those New Years that came and went, but I was gonna make it special this time.
So I walked on down to Venice beach and I found her apartment there
Knocked on the door and she looked kinda surprised
She said hey what are you doing here?

I said I've noticed you looking at me and lately I've been thinking about you quite a lot
Sometimes we let these things slip through our fingers and sometimes not
I don't know if it was what I said or how I said it, and I don't know that I care
Cause we walked on down to the Santa Monica Pier
And I figured we'd be part of some fireworks there

And the moon shone bright and rolled off her hair
And the crabs nipped our feet in the salty air
And the time flew by as I looked at my watch
And whoa, come on baby here we go
It was the Last Great Kiss of the 20th Century
No time to think about the millions before me
Took her in my arms and the rest was history

When it was over she said hey that was really something this thing we've done
And I don't mean to disappoint you but you know, new century doesn't start until 2001
When the confusion cleared and I scratched my head I said you're not as dumb as I look
And I look for reasons to take chances cause it makes me feel good
I don't often know what I am doing next month, much less next year
But if you wanna meet me same time, same place, you know I'll be here

And the moon'll shine bright, roll off your hair
And the crabs'll nip our feet in the salty air
And the time will fly as I look at my watch
And whoa, come on baby here we go
It'll be the Last Great Kiss of the 20th century
No time to think about the millions before me
I'll take you in my arms and the rest will be history

I've always been afraid of leaving this world without making my mark
But I know that all my good intentions will fail, if love don't play a part
So the next year I was walking down to the pier, but I was not alone
There was a woman walking beside me and I had my arm draped round her shoulder
And we were pushing a stroller, that's right, a baby stroller
And on the occasion of little Millie's three month birthday we thought we'd take her down and show her where it all began

And the moon shone bright but she didn't have any hair
And the fireworks roared and the baby was scared
I picked up that baby and I lifted her high, and I kissed that child said baby don't you cry
It was the Last Great Kiss of the 20th Century
No time to think about the millions before me
I took her in my arms and the rest was history

It was the Last Great Kiss
It was the Last Great Kiss
It was the Last Great Kiss of the 20th Century

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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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