"A Far Cry" as written by Michael Dowling and Janet Dowling....
I remember the face of an angel
A love that was faithful and true
I left that dear boy in the mountains
For a ramblin' life empty and blue

Sweet roses bloom where they're planted
Wild flowers seed on the wind
That valley was closer to heaven
Than any place this poor fool's been

It's a far cry from here to Virginia
But I'd crawl every inch of that ground
My teardrops fall like rain on the roof
Of that Blue Ridge home where I'm bound

This highway's a ribbon of lonesome
Don't care where I lay my head down
My Virginia boy died broken hearted
My sweet mountain darlin' is gone

It's a far cry from here to Virginia
But I'd crawl every inch of that ground
My teardrops fall like rain on the roof
Of that Blue Ridge home where I'm bound

Yeah my teardrops fall like rain on the roof
Of that Blue Ridge home
Of that Blue Ridge home
Where I'm bound


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by forestchild

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    My InterpretationShe spend the whole song contrasting her life, on the road, always moving, never putting down roots, with the life of the man she loved, who stayed in the mountains where they were born and stayed true to his roots. She makes it sound as if her life has been full of lots of travel but little connection to the world. And his life has been rich in connections and community despite him not leaving home at all. And she's realizing this too late -- because he's dead. And now even though she's going home to visit, it will never be the same, whether she stays home or takes off wandering again. Because she's lost her one real love, and home isn't the same without him, even though she's realized the value of being home. It's still too late for her to find the fulfillment she'd have found by going home and staying with him. Now she can only go home to, presumably, his funeral, and to pay her respects to his family. (Who may well blame her for him dying unhappy.)
    forestchildon September 17, 2014   Link

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