Music Monday: Don McLean performing “Crossroads” live

Posted By on July 5, 2021

The lifelong troubadour Don McLean has been mentioned once or twice before, although more for his iconic song American Pie than his music career.
 

  Don McLean – “American Pie”

But … by chance, heard a recent live recording of Don McLean performing his song “Crossroads” on YouTube just accompanied by piano (Tony Migliore) … and enjoy it enough to re-listen to the recording of the song off his Legendary Songs of Don McLean compilation album released in 2003. Enjoy as I did!
 

  Don McLean – “Crossroads”

Lyrics

I’ve got nothing on my mind
Nothing to remember
Nothing to forget
And I’ve got nothing to regret
But I’m all tied up on the inside
No one knows quite what I’ve got
And I know that on the outside
What I used to be
I’m not
Anymore
You know I’ve heard about people like me
But I never made the connection
They walk one road to set them free
And find they’ve gone the wrong direction
But there’s no need for turning back
‘Cause all roads lead to where I stand
And I believe I’ll walk them all
No matter what I may have planned

Can you remember who I was?
Can you still feel it?
Can you find my pain?
Can you heal it?

Then lay your hands upon me now
And cast this darkness from my soul
You alone can light my way
You alone can make me whole
Once again

We’ve walked both sides of every street
Through all kinds of windy weather
But that was never our defeat
As long as we could walk together
So there’s no need for turning back
‘Cause all roads lead to where we stand
And I believe we’ll walk them all
No matter what we may have planned

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Don Mclean
Crossroads lyrics © Music Corp. Of America, Inc., Benny Bird Co., Inc.

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