Garth Brooks – Where the cross don’t burn

featuring Charley Pride

We were white, they were black
And our lives, they were divided by the railroad tracks
We’d meet up every morning with that riverband
It’s where I’ve learned about Jesus from my only black friend
Sometimes we’d sit and stare up at the sky
I could see the hopes of heaven in his eyes

[Chorus:]
In the land where the cotton grows,
in a time when change came slow
Just beyond the point of no return
A white boy and a black old man
On the tracks, walking hand in hand
It’s where I come to understand
That it’s where the cross don’t burn

[with Charley Pride:]
He tells me money doesn’t matter
Nor the color of your skin
We could stumble or even fall, and still get up again
Cuz it ain’t about the deeds, good or bad that we have done
All we have to do is love to be disciples of the sun
And join hands and bow our heads to pray
And he told me that he loved me everyday

[Chorus:]
In the land where the cotton grows,
in a time when change came slow
Just beyond the point of no return
A white boy and a black old man
On the tracks, walking hand in hand
It’s where I come to understand
That it’s where the cross don’t burn

Yeah, we’re all gathered here this morning
This riverband
To say our last goodbyes to my very best friend
As his ashes slowly float away
It’s only till we meet again some day.

[Chorus:]
In the land where the cotton grows,
in a time when change came slow
Just beyond the point of no return
A cotton boy and a cotton old man
On the tracks, walking hand in hand
It’s where I come to understand
That it’s where the cross don’t burn

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