And just like their aeolian harp and, indeed, the first poems this text is accompanied by music. Don McLean has his song presented in simple vocals and solitary piano which combine to give us as complete an experience as we can possibly wish for.
Don McLean - Crossroads
I’ve got nothing on my mind:nothing to remember,Nothing to forget,and I’ve got nothing to regret,
But I’m all tied up on the inside,No one knows quite what I’ve got;And I know that on the outsideWhat I used to be, I’m notanymore.
You know I’ve heard about people like me,But I never made the connection.They walk one road to set them freeAnd find they’ve gone the wrong direction.
But there’s no need for turning back`cause all roads lead to where I stand.And I believe I’ll walk them allNo matter what I may have planned.
Can you remember who I was?can you still feel it?Can you find my pain?can you heal it?
Then lay your hands upon me nowAnd cast this darkness from my soul.You alone can light my way.You alone can make me whole once again.
We’ve walked both sides of every streetThrough all kinds of windy weather.But that was never our defeatAs long as we could walk together.
So there’s no need for turning back`cause all roads lead to where we stand.And I believe we’ll walk them allNo matter what we may have planned.