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    "Three Wooden Crosses" Lyrics

    Randy Travis

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    Genre:Christian, Country
    Duration:00:03:23
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    A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher
    Ridin' on a midnight bus bound for Mexico
    One was headed for vacation, one for higher education
    And two of them were searchin' for lost souls
    That driver never ever saw the stop sign
    An eighteen wheelers can't stop on a dime.

    There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
    Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows
    I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you
    It's what you leave behind you when you go.

    That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres
    The faith an' love for growin' things in his young son's heart
    And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children
    Did her best to give 'em all a better start
    And that preacher whispered: "Can't you see the Promised Land?"
    As he laid his blood-stained bible in that hooker's hand.

    There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
    Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows
    I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you
    It's what you leave behind you when you go.

    That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday
    As he held that blood-stained bible up, for all of us to see
    He said: "Bless the farmer, and the teacher, and that preacher
    Who gave this Bible to my mamma, who read it to me.

    There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
    Why there's not four of them, now I guess we know
    I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you
    It's what you leave behind you when you go.

    There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.
    This song was last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Kim Williams, Doug Johnson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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