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The Fourth Chair

from Next Time Around (2012) by Darryl Purpose



The Fourth Chair - Purpose/Brophy

Tonight we did it again
Small square table, three friends
Don't matter how long long it's been
I tell them my tales from the road
They tell me bout buyin baby clothes
And we laugh about the way things go

First chair, he's a friend of mine
Second chair, she's pourin more wine
And I make a toast to a meal so fine
But in my mind you're there, in the fourth chair

He and I would travel around
Never thought we'd settle down
Now he's built a home in his home town
Me I'm still makin' my way
Lookin for one more town to play
How long you gonna stay

First chair he listens real well
Second chair, the stories she tells
And it's easy to see how he fell
My thoughts dwell on you there, in the fourth chair

Old Antique, Stand alone
Not a creak or a crack
In that wicker woven straight back

Food is cleared the wood's on the fire
We talk til we get tired
Then we pull out guitars and strum a few
I play my new batch of tunes
But not the one I wrote for you
You know that one that made you cry, well me too

First chair he's rockin' slow
Second chair she's startin' to show
I get my things, it's time to go
And one last slow cold stare, at the fourth chair
...the fourth chair


from Next Time Around (2012), released October 15, 2012
Darryl Purpose and Kathleen Brophy  2012, Gamblers Grace Music (SESAC)

Bass - Glenn Fukunaga
Drums - Dony Wynn
Electric Guitar - Daran DeShazo
Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Piano - Billy Crockett
Cello - Dirje Smith

Produced by Billy Crockett
Engineered and Mixed by Bradley Prakope and Billy Crockett


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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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