The Crossing

[Verse 1]

That morning sun brings a new day

I think hard on the reasons for decisions I’ve made

I’m movin’ along with the things that I’ve carried

And I’m singing songs about all that I’ve buried
[Chorus]

I’m not certain how it all came to be

One day, then the next, and the days they kept comin’

One day, then the next, and the days they kept runnin’

[Verse 2]

I left my hometown when I was fifteen

Pickin’ berries for pesos ain’t nobody’s dream

Still I made that crossin’ to some border town

Just me and my brother and coyote he found[Chorus]

I’m not certain how it all came to be

One day, then the next, and the days they kept comin’

One day, then the next, and the days they kept runnin'[Verse 3]

Hard work and hard livin’, just gettin’ by

‘Til your hopes become dreams, you let sleepin’ dogs lie

And I think of them berries and how sweet they now seem

My hometown, my family, and that damn crossing[Chorus]

I’m not certain how it all came to be

One day, then the next, the days they kept comin’

One day, then the next, and the days they kept runnin’Away from me[Verse 4]

Oh, that mornin’ sun brings a new day

I think hard on the reasons for decisions I’ve made

And I’m movin’ along with the things that I’ve carried

And I’m singin’ songs about all that I’ve buried

[Chorus]

I’m not certain how it all came to be

One day, then the next, the days they kept comin’

One day, then the next, and the days they kept runnin’Away from me