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True As The River

from Travelers Code (1999) by Darryl Purpose



written by Darryl Purpose on a break in a hotel room in Reno with a broken heart


I stand before you
Naked before you
No clothing over me
To cover what I was, before you

My skin is falling
From me it's falling
Don't try to catch it let it
hit the ground lets see what matters

My bones are shining
Bright but not broken
You can hold onto them
Climb up to the sky on them

My heart is beating
Look how it's beating
Open and messy
Strong and correct like water

True as the River
I stand before you
Naked before you
True as the River


from Travelers Code (1999), released June 1, 1999
recorded by Adrian Burd in College Station


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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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