"Crossing Over" as written by Zoltan Bathory, Ivan Moody, Matthew Snell, Jeremy Spencer and Thomas Jason Grinstead....
All perched alone he sits there broken
An eldered man with storm clouds setting in his eyes
He counts the sands of time remembering day's gone by
It seemed like yesterday before it washed away

Hey don't wait for me there
Just find your own way
Hey don't wait for me there
'Cause I'll be there soon enough

The widow's life ticks out like clockwork
A thousand tears she's cried a hundred time's before
But now that he is gone, she's ready to move on
It all just fell away, it seems like yesterday

Hey don't wait for me there
Just find your own way
Hey don't wait for me there
'Cause I'll be there soon enough
I'll be there soon enough

Hey don't wait for me there
Just find your own way
Hey don't wait for me there
'Cause I'll be there soon enough


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"Crossing Over" as written by Jason Hook Ivan Moody

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  • +5
    General Commentyou are all wrong. alot of the songs on this cd are about soliders and the war.

    this song is about a soldier and a widow..not a man in jail.
    ranley45on May 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthow does it refer to soldiers?the song says an elder man.meaning he's old.i think it's obviously about a guy who is about to crossover.i don't think it's cuz he's sick or anything,just his time.he's telling his wife don't wait for him there cuz he'll be there shortly.pretty straight forward song
    libernateron August 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with ranley45 on the war part, but I think it's him and everyone back home, telling them that they shouldn't wait for him because he'll be back.
    tjmank7on October 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the end, no one is wrong when it comes to their interpretation of a song. "To each his own". To me, I think the song is about a soldier off on duty who leaves behind a wife(or girlfriend) back home. At some point he dies and the wife(or girlfriend) moves on. The soldier hopes that she doesn't sulk in the loss of a loved one and wishes her to move on. Sad song...
    fmunoz559on April 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy is this so hard?
    I think that the most convincing meaning is to not waste the rest of your life mourning over broken dreams or a lost loved one. They wouldn't want you to die alone and depressed, hence the Chorus (most likely speaking from 'heaven'):
    "Hey, don't wait for me there
    Just find your own way" - basically saying come to heaven with me your own way, not by mourning me.
    Then I THINK that the second part is the mourner speaking back, saying "ill be there soon enough" maybe one of you can help me with that part :)
    This song CAN be about war, but it isnt specifically. fmunoz, it cant be urs because the second verse says a widow, so that means he died in battle. The overall meaning is what i stated above. i just lost my grandma so this fits well right now

    VicKnuckleheadon October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuitarist Zoltan Bathory (from Metal Hammer): "Lyrically, it's one of my favourites, a very dark song — not a full-on ballad, not a pretty composition, and with quite a simple structure, which again we worked hard to achieve. At one point, the song was a bit more complex in nature, but when we heard how great Ivan [Moody]'s lyrics were, we knew we had to simple things down so as not to distract the listener, to allow the weight of the words to come through. There's also a really blazing solo from Jason — there's some pretty abrasive playing there, and that helps to give the song a more aggressive overall feel."
    FloridaGuyon October 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one's
    Demented_Clownon September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one's quite simple. Dont waste your life trying to be someone else.
    Demented_Clownon September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, even you said its simple and you're way off... its about having lived life and being ready to die because there is nothing left for you
    Dasmuseon September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah... from the title of the song and the lyrics, its pretty obvious this song is about death, and meeting up in heaven with your significant other.
    skyloron October 09, 2011   Link

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