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Song of Crows

from Two Good Hands EP by Darryl Purpose

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written by Darryl Purpose and Paul Zollo
Song Of Crows imagines the voice of Johnny Cash in his later years. The narrator pines for his love, June, explaining that he is "frozen in these bones just dying to be with you, June. I'm dying to be with you."

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Every day I yearn for you as I survey these hills
And burn for you like lightning burns up this handful of of pills
If I could find my 44 I’d bust out of this town
Just to meet you in El Paso, love, before the sun goes down

You know I always kept a real close watch on this old heart of mine
But my first kiss upon your lips was sweet as any wine
And you kept singing “Crazy” just like Patsy Kline
And you know I loved you then and there as I walked the line

CHORUS:
Sometimes I disappear into fields of goldenrod
Where the hallelujah wind blows
Sometimes I think I hear the voice of God
In the Song of Crows

Last night I had the sweetest dream of you in angel wings
And all the kids were still just kids back home in Casitas Springs
And my old voice was young and strong with hunger and desire
Just to be back home where we belong inside our ring of fire

Farmhouse sundown chickens, roosters keeping warm
The old coyotes howling all through the thunderstorm
Still I see your sweet eyes, smiling through the falling rain
Deliver me from gravity to ride the midnight train

CHORUS:
Sometimes I disappear into fields of goldenrod
Where the hallelujah wind blows
Sometimes I think I hear the voice of God
In the Song of Crows

Now I’m nearing my journey’s end but I’m stuck here in the snow
This old jalopy’s broken down and it’s time to let her go
I been around this planet more times than I wanted to
Now I’m frozen in these bones, just dying to be with you
June, I’m dying to be with you

CHORUS:
Sometimes I disappear into fields of goldenrod
Where the hallelujah wind blows
Sometimes I think I hear the voice of God
In the Song of Crows
In the Song of Crows

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from Two Good Hands EP, track released September 6, 2022
written by Darryl Purpose and Paul Zollo
Produced by Ryan Hommel
Darryl Purpose - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Ryan Hommel - Engineer, Background and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Nashville Acoustic Guitar, Rubber Bridge Guitar, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Synth
Reed Sutherland - Engineer, Upright Bass
Griffin Goldsmith - Engineer, Drums, Percussion
Gus Berry - Mix Engineer
Kevin Butler / Test Tube Audio - Mastering Engineer

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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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