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Crosses [Song]


Uploaded by José González (Official)

CROSSES
By José González

Don't you know that I'll be around to guide you
Through your weakest moments, to leave them behind you
Returning nightmares only shadows
We'll cast some light and you'll be alright
We'll cast some light and you'll be alright for now.

Crosses all over, heavy on your shoulders
The sirens inside you waiting to step forward
Disturbing silence darkens your sight
We'll cast some light and you'll be alright
We'll cast some light and you'll be alright for now.

Crosses all over the boulevard
Crosses all over the boulevard
Crosses all over the boulevard
Crosses all over the boulevard.

The streets outside your window overflooded
People staring, they know you've been broken
Repeatedly reminded by the looks on their faces
Ignore them tonight and you'll be alright
We'll cast some light and you'll be alright.

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance.

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A Note From the Gull

Apart from the assertion that we can rise above our difficulties - our crosses, I draw closer to this song's reminder that we are not alone. Whatever "the thing or things" that you rely on during these times, whether inner strength, the prayers of others for you, loved ones, caring strangers, omnipotent assistance, spirit guides, the eternal positive vibrations of loving ancestors who have long crossed over, guardian angels, what a comfort to know that we are never really alone.

For me the use of the other passengers who fade in and out and who actually mouth the words to the song, reinforces this message of accompaniment. Whether they generally represent other fellow human beings who have had similar struggles, or specific fellow human beings with their own struggles who have taken that ride along "the boulevard" before him, or people he has known and who have supported him at one time or another in his life and continue to do so, again I get the message that we are never really alone  in our journey, never alone in whatever it is that we are experiencing.

"We'll cast some light and you'll be alright."

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare