Three Wooden Crosses Lyrics

A farmer and a teacher, 
a hooker and a preacher,
Ridin' on a midnight bus 
bound for Mexico.

One was headed for vacation, 
one for higher education,
And two of them were searchin' 
for lost souls.

That driver never ever saw 
the stop sign.
And eighteen wheelers 
can't stop on a dime.

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows.
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
It's what you leave behind you when you go.

That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres,
The faith and love for growin' things in his young son's heart.
And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children
Did her best to give 'em all a better start.
And that preacher whispered "Can't you see the Promised Land?"
As he laid his blood stained bible in that hooker's hand.

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows.
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
It's what you leave behind you when you go.

That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday.
As he held that blood stained bible up,
For all of us to see.
He said: "Bless the farmer, and the teacher, and the preacher"
Who gave THIS Bible to my mamma, who READ it to me."

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
Why there's not four of them, now I guess we know.
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
It's what you leave behind you when you go.

There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.

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Randy TravisHere are a few facts I found about Randy Travis and the Three Wooden Crosses Song.

  • Randy Travis was born on May 4th, 1959.
  • He is best known as an American country music singer and actor.
  • Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
  • Twenty-two of the 30 were number one hits.
  • Randy is considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music and broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than three million copies. The album established him as a major force in the Neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums.
  • By the mid-1990s, Travis saw a decline in his chart success. In 1997, he left Warner Bros. Records for DreamWorks Records and changed his musical focus to gospel music. Although the career shift produced only one more number one country hit "Three Wooden Crosses", Travis went on to earn several Dove awards, including Album of the Year three times.
  • In addition to his singing career, Travis pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, and seven episodes of the Touched by an Angel television series.
  • Travis has sold over 25 million records, and has earned 22 number one hits, 6 number one albums, 6 Grammy awards, 6 CMA awards, 9 ACM awards, 10 AMA awards, 7 Dove awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This information is credited to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Travis

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