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The Stories That We Tell

from Next Time Around (2012) by Darryl Purpose

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The Stories That We Tell - Purpose/Fisher

So you want to write a story, let me show you how it's done
First you get yourself a good guy, then you give that boy a gun
Then you rustle up some bad guys, the dark and evil kind
So when they get slaughtered no one minds

And when the fight is over, and everything seems well
And everyone awaits their place in heaven or in hell
Just don't forget, we become the stories that we tell

So you want to write a story, let me show you how it's done
First you build yourself a temple, that can almost reach the sun
Then you write yourself some rules, 'bout how folks should behave
And All the others won't be saved

And when the crusade's over, and the tolling of the bell
Covers up the cries of the fallen infidels
Just don't forget, we become the stories that we tell

BRIDGE
Now we become the stories,
as the things we think and do and feel enfold us
And the story still reveals itself
and tells our children's children what it told us

So you want to write a story, let me show you how it's done
First you get yourself a country, then you call it number one
Then you find yourself another place, to treat like number two
Where they don't do things like you do

And when every last native son's been killed or expelled
And you control each diamond mine, and every oily well
Just don't forget, we become the stories that we tell
Yeah don't forget, we become the stories that we tell
Yeah don't forget, we become the stories that we tell

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from Next Time Around (2012), released October 15, 2012
Darryl Purpose and Robert Morgan Fisher  2012, Gamblers Grace Music (SESAC) and Extended Family Music / (BMI)

Bass - Glenn Fukunaga
Drums - Dony Wynn
Electric Guitar - Daran DeShazo
Electric Piano - Billy Crockett
Harmony Vocals - Devon Sproule, Paul Curreri

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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