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Bruce Hornsby – The Valley Road Lyrics 5 years ago
There is nothing in the lyrics that suggests abortion or rape. I imagine a pretty young woman, daughter of the plantation owner, who falls for a handsome, charismatic employee far below her social station. She arranges to meet him "deep in the woods" along the valley road, and they go "all the way." But, although she returns as if "nothing really happened," everyone knows what's really going on, and, as is the case in All the Pretty Horses, her lover is "good enough to hire, not good enough to marry." Her father sends her away to force an end to the affair, and her love is left walking the Valley Road alone. Very sad.

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