Sometimes I lead sometimes I follow This time I'll go where she wants me to go She said maybe today maybe tomorrow Go deep in the woods down the low valley road
While no one was lookin' on the old plantation He took her all the way down the long valley road They sent her away not too much later And left him walking down the old valley road Walk on, walk on alone Walk on, walk on, walk on alone
Out in the hall they were talking in a whisper Everybody noticed she was gone awhile Somebody said she's gone to her sister's But everybody knew what they were talking about
While no one was lookin' on the old plantation He showed her what they do down the long valley road She came back around like nothing really happened And left him standing on the old valley road Walk on, walk on alone Walk on, walk on, walk on alone
Standing like a stone on the old plantation The rich old man would have never let him in Good enough to hire not good enough to marry When it all happens nobody wins Walk on, walk on alone Walk on, walk on, walk on alone
Writer/s: BRUCE HORNSBY, JONATHAN HORNSBY
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Paula from CanadaThanks for the meaning of this song! Cheers Mick!
Rudolph Boyce from Saint Philip Barbadosgreat music selections Bruce Hornsby my favorite..
Mick from Elmhurst IllinoisWhile this song has a lighthearted feel to it, it's actually about a young lady getting an abortion after getting pregnant by a guy who was from a lower class than her. Lyrics like "Out in the hall they were talking in a whisper", "Everybody noticed she'd was gone awhile. Somebody said she'd gone to her sister's." (That's when she went to get the abortion) Also the line, "Standing like a stone on the old plantation, rich old man woulda never let him in, good enough to hire not good enough to marry" was about the working class boy (maybe even African American) who knocked her up.
Pj from Dublin, Irelandlove this song, mid 80 s i think,, visions of endless summers evenings keep popping into my mind when i hear this classic..... I hope to catch next gig when he comes around this side of the water......
Brian from Richmond, VaMuch of this Video was filmed around Williamsburg Virginia