The Valley Road

Album: Scenes from the Southside (1988)
Charted: 44 5
  • 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.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • 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
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