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Daily Lyric: CROSS ROADS

I’ve reached a cross roads

Between hither, thither, and yon

I’ve reached a cross roads

Between spouting off and acting on

I’ve reached a cross roads

Riches and fame to the left, long life to the right

I’ve reached a cross roads

One way to darkness, the other way light

They say a spirit haunts these cross roads

For the price of your soul it’ll grant you your dreams

Many legends and songs grew up from these cross roads

But the myth isn’t what it seems.

I’ve reached a cross roads

Which way do I go, man, which way do I go?

I’ve reached a cross roads

I don’t know, man, I don’t know

I’ve reached a cross roads

The answer should be simple but it ain’t

I’ve reached a cross roads

Neither way sinner nor saint

They say the devil haunts these cross roads

For your soul, it’ll grant you whatever you crave

But I stand here in the middle of these cross roads

And I see no spirit or devil, no tomb or grave.

I’ve reached a cross roads

Left or right, forward or back

I’ve reached a cross roads

Slow it down Jim, speed it up Jack

I’ve reached a cross roads

Tell your friends before the sun goes down

I’ve reached a cross roads

I believe if I don’t keep going, I’ll be sinking down

Why does it have to be one way or the other

Can’t I just go both ways and see where they go

Take one way, then take another

Is there one way to go? There’s no way to know.

©2023 The Hesh Inc.


"Robert Johnson at the cross roads" - original AI art by The Hesh Inc.
We all know what happened to this man at the cross roads.

I have often felt this way. Sometimes, often, it's easier just to stay in place than to choose one way to go. Of course, do that, and your whole life stands still. This was written sometime in the early 2000s when I was at just such a place.

The whole image of a crossroads has come up time and again in songs and elsewhere. A number of them are referenced here in the lyrics. No music yet; not sure if I want to make this a blues song or if that would be a bit too cliché for this image and metaphor.

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