CROSS MY PATH (2000)


I was in a convenience store
In Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Getting a paper and a pack of mints
I heard the door swing open
Heard a hello that was lightly spoken
A dozen years before
I hadn’t heard it since
Looked and you weren’t there anymore

And I keep hoping you’ll cross my path
When I turn a corner
When I walk into a bar
I keep hoping you’ll cross my path
As I’m getting closer
But there’s no telling where you are

I was in a parking lot
Somewhere in West Virginia
Trying to get my key into the lock
I heard a jumble of voices
Tried to sift through the clutter of noises
To try and pick you out
My heart froze with the shock
You were gone before I could shout

And I keep hoping you’ll cross my path
When I stop for dinner
When I get into my car
I keep hoping you’ll cross my path
As I’m moving onward
But there’s no telling where you are

The road can keep you guessing
Detours can lead you blind
No map gets round a broken vow
You might be in the next town over
You might be miles behind
You might be looking for me right now


I’ll be in a roadside diner
Just outside of Cincinnati
Around the middle of next week
Thinking of love I discarded
Hurts I took with me when I departed
That are never gonna heal
And then I’ll hear you speak
Maybe this time it’ll be for real

And I keep hoping you’ll cross my path
When the sun is shining
When I wish upon a star
I keep hoping you’ll cross my path
As I’m getting older
But there’s no telling where you are




Ever been somewhere and wishing -- against all practicality -- that someone you know would suddenly show up?

Took the idea to a "lost love" song.

I’ve gotten a request to work on this one in the near future.

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