"Crossroads" as written by and Chris Machen Robert Sterling....
I've been traveling for so long
So lost till I stumbled upon
Two roads in front of me
I had to take my time

To the right I could see a church
I took a step in that direction first
But to the left there was a watering hole
Where they were whiskey drunk
And now that's where I wanna be
The fight down here goes on and on

If I was perfect
Then this would be easy
Either road's plausible
On both I could drown
I walk through the center
With no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult
But now I can see

There's gotta be another way to go
A way that's much more feasible
A combination of both these lives
A central path without choosing a side

I make decisions one at a time
And though I never say I'm always right
I'm confident that when I stand on my own
You'll see the truest form of a man
When I'm shining through
The fight down here goes on and on

If I was perfect
Then this would be easy
Either road's plausible
On both I could drown
I walk through the center
With no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult
But now I can see

Oh, I hear them now
All the religious rhymes
(Anger I see)
(Anger I see)
(Anger I see now)

The left isn't better
It's just more of the same
Condemning all these people
For what they believe

I'll climb to the top of the mountain again
No one is going to see me this way
And the closer to the top I get
The more they take aim
But I'm not you

I may not be perfect
But I've always been true
I may not be worthy in your eyes
Climbed up from the bottom
For the last time
The last one the last one
The last time

If I was perfect
Then this would be easy
Either road's plausible
On both I could drown
I walk through the center
With no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult
But now I can see

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"Crossroads" as written by Robert Sterling Chris Machen


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  • +3
    General Commentok, throughout all the A7X songs i always see ignorant people saying"he cant scream anymore cause of vocal chord surgery" this is false. it's true he did have this surgery, but this isn't the reason behind the lack of screams recently. This was the bands decision. The said that there first cd "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" was a all screaming cd. "Waking The Fallen" was a half and half cd. and "City of Evil and their self-titled are aproximately 90% singing. If you want proof of this go watch their "All-Excess" dvd where they say this. please spred the word so theres no more confusion.

    Btw, A7X is an amazing band, prefer Waking the Fallen, but not against their change.
    Nightmaricaon October 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about religion. a7x loves this theme and it fits well.

    the right (right hand of god, also the right politically tends to be more religious), there's a church on the right. he went that way first.(usually when we're younger we tend to believe what we are told so we follow down the path of blind belief first.

    the left. (the left is traditionally a symbol of the devil, the opposite of god, left handed people used to be made to do things w/ their right hand b/c of this)
    "the left isn't better, condemning all these people for what they believe" - the road of the athiest, many judge religious ppl for their beliefs.
    "no one is going to save me this way" there is no 'salvation' on this road

    If I was perfect then this would be easy
    (pretty obvious that if he was perfect then he would just know what path to choose)
    Either road is plausible on both I could drown
    (on either road he could get screwed if it's the wrong one)
    I walked through the center with no rules to guide me
    (he's chosen the path of the agnostic in the end)

    If you wanted, you could see this as a political song too. right vs. left but I don't think that's the way they wanted it heard.

    all-in-all the song is pretty good. not their best work but still a decent song
    mo moneyon January 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok sikk. shadows ( aka Matthew Charles Sanders) and the rest of the band made the choice to not scream anymore. ik he still does but not quite enough as he used to.

    anyway great song. love it. of course. all of their songs are the best EVER!
    MrsSaraSanders1981on February 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dnt know what it is but i really love these lyrics. overall, it's an awesome song, i dnt see y they didn't put it on the album tho.
    i think that mo money's analogy is close enough
    BulletFreakon January 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its just about hard decisions in your life. right versus wrong. both are options and with both you could get screwed. i guess this could be about religion too.
    spazzymcgeeexon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is already one of my favorite songs. I think alot of people will agree with me, because it's so easy to relate to. Everybody is faced with a life-changing decision, and it can be very hard to choose your path.
    JoeySynyster999on January 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHell yeah, can never get enough of a7x.

    This songs amazing, so easy to relate to, and in more ways than one.

    On another note..

    Shadows and rev (specially rev) need to scream more. Its soothing.
    Sikkon January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I don't know why they didn't put it on the album. :/

    This song is just fabulous and I can't stop listening to it.
    morgz0102on February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. I think they probably didn't put it on the album, because it really doesn't have a place amongst the other songs. I think the whole album was put in that order for a reason, and they were right to release it as a B-side. Fantastic song, and it's pretty obvious what it means.
    SeeingRedon February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fucking owns! I love the intro, and the lyrics flow really well
    psyshock918on February 02, 2008   Link

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