Kenny Ray Horton

Kenny Ray Horton

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Country - Rock | Chicago, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 14   
Member Since: 2003
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Plays:

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Song Description

As you drive you see the crosses along the side of the road...but did you ever really think what they were there for?

Story Behind the Song

I spent a lot of time in Nashville on Tuesday mornings writing with Bruce Gaitsch at his home. This is a song I had written about a lady losing her family. Bruce and I re-wrote it to include a lot more people.

Lyrics

Crosses
Written by Kenny Ray Horton
and Bruce Gaitsch

Verse 1
On a two lane in southeast Texas
The only curve in the road for miles
She was standing in the bluebonnets
Out in the sun
And she?d been there for quite a while
Folks would stop and offer her a ride into town
But I don?t think you could get her to go
Cause she?s fightin? back tears
And prayin? to God
For the crosses on the side of the road

Chorus
They stand for those who gave
And for better days
They stand for love so pure
And hope that will endure
They?re more than crosses
On the side of the road
So much more than crosses

Verse 2
On a windblown hill out in Normandy
With a view of that now-famous mile
He was standing in his uniform out in the sun
And he?d been there for quite a while
He remembers that day back in ?44
His best friends the first ones to go
He?s fightin? back tears and praying to God
For the crosses standing all in a row

Chorus

Verse 3
We still hang a wreath in their memories
On their birthdays and round Christmas-time
We?re doing our best to try to move on
But we?re just not the forgettin? kind

Chorus
They stand for those who gave
And for better days
They stand for love so pure
And hope that will endure
They stand for honesty
And for you and me
They stand for memories
And the One who set us free
They?re more than crosses
On the side of the road
So much more than crosses
Standing all in a row
So much more than crosses

Song Length
4:37
Genre
Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Peaceful

Subject Matter
Drugs, Cocaine

Similar Artists
James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Horton / Gaitsch
Music Credits Horton / Gaitsch
Producer Credits Bruce Gaitsch
Publisher Credits Edge of Fluke / 50mm Publishing (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Kenny Ray Horton
Label Credits N/A