Original Song – “Crooked Highway”

Crooked Highway is a song about the journey of our lives – the wandering path we travel from birth to death and all points in between. Looking ahead from the inexperience of youth, the winding course before us leads into a fog of uncertainty: Where will it take us? How will it all turn out?  Will I live my dreams?  Will I be happy? Looking back from the wisdom of age, the course of our lives reminds us of the effort it took to get to this point in our lives, the wrong turns we’ve taken along the way, the disappointments we’ve had – as well as, the success and happiness we’ve achieved over the years. The truth is that none of us achieves anything on our own – for our success is the product of all those who have helped us along the way – and especially for me, it’s my faith in God that has given me the courage, confidence and ability to keep going into the future…  “The path goes on forever, Never an end in sight, You ask yourself a question, Will it all turn out alright…”

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I recorded my original song “Crooked Highway” as a demo on Set 14 in 1997, and it speaks to the journey of our lives, “You walk down a crooked highway, Follow a crooked path, You carry a heavy load, A burden upon your back…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Crooked Highway" - "You Get What You Pray For", Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Crooked Highway

“You Get What You Pray For”, Collected Works Volume XIII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

C   G   D   C   G     (x2)

C   G     (x2)

Verse One:

      C

You walk down a crooked highway, follow a crooked path

      D

You carry a heavy load, a burden upon your back

      C

The path goes on forever, never an end in sight

      D

You ask yourself a question, will it all turn out alright

         C

Will it all turn out alright

A

Alright

Chorus:

     C       G        D

We carry on our way

C                               G

Through the darkened night

     C           G        D

We stumble and we fall

C                    G

Try though we might

C           G          D

We can’t see the way

      C                      G

Our eyes don’t have sight

     D          C            G

We have to follow the light     (x3)

                  D

Through the night

                 G

The light of Christ

               D                       G

Follow the light, the light of Christ     (x2)

               D

Follow the light    (End)

Verse Two:

    C

In life you need a roadmap, to keep your goal in sight

     D

We only have one life, to find our way in the night

     C

We stumble and we fall, but then get up again

     D

We try the best we can, but need strength from within

     C

We need strength from within

         A

From Him

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