From the recording Old Dog New Tracks
On the joy of coming home to the Shenandoah. The song has been called, "... a real beauty of a love letter to the land."
CROSSING OVER INTO THE VALLEY
Greg Trafidlo, Barbara Martin, & Paul Craft
Paul Craft Music, Dennis Morgan Music, BMI
I last crossed these mountains head held high and sure,
Reckless and ready to conquer the world.
Got hung up in a neon haze, tangled in a blacktop maze.
What was clear began to fade, now I’m heading home.
Crossing over into the valley.
Shenandoah, you’re my long-lost friend.
Blue Ridge rising up to greet me.
Sweet sanctuary, welcome me in.
Your tumbling waterfalls, murmuring streams,
Dogwoods in springtime still bloom in my dreams.
White-tail deer and whippoorwills, miles of green and rolling fields.
My heart hungers for the hills, now I’m heading home.
Wherever I wander,
I know there’ll always be a place for me
In your Appalachian arms.