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Shabang! Steel Drum Band: Music

Purple-i

(Harry Best and SHABANG)
February 25, 2002
1.
For many years I've wondered why
These tears I cry

Deep Purple

Wearing a smile
But all the while
That child chokes up inside

Tried to paint a picture
Of the words I want to say

Comes delusion
And confusion
Then the vision
Of my mission
Fades away

2.
When all the world was cast in red
I tried instead

Deep Purple

In search of fame
I played the game
It all turned out the same

And in my darkest hour
As I turned to walk away

Caught a glimmer
Of the shimmer
Turned the corner
Saw the color
of the day

chorus:
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
I and I
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Whoa-ou-Whoa-ou
Whoa-ou-aiih

3.
And now at last
My time has come
Can't run 'way from

Deep Purple

I'll pick a page
And set the stage
From lessons of the sage

Knowing that a Sunday
Is only Monday's yesterday

I will praise Jah with the power
'Til the color
Of the hour
Is no more

(chorus)

I and I
Deep Purple I
Said I and I
Deep Purple I
Well I and I
Deep Purple I
Deep Purple, Deep Purple
Deep Purple I-I

My mother
My father
My brother
My sister

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Deep Purple I-I