Again I Have Come To A Crossroad In My Life
Posted on November 29 2021
Featured image: Crossroads
Again, I have come to a crossroad in my life. Whenever I do this, I recall this song. I tell myself that I need to know when to walk away and that nothing is more important in life that it means giving up what you believe in and the values you live by. So I will walk away from these crossroads and build another path where there is again big sky and big water, an infinite horizon and the hum of "yes, yes, yes" in my ears.
On a warm summer's evening
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin'
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us
And he began to speak
He said, "Son, I've made a life
Out of readin' people's faces
Knowin' what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don't mind my sayin'
I can see you're out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I'll give you some advice"
So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his face lost all expression
Said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
You've got to know when to hold 'em (when to hold 'em)
Know when to fold 'em (when to fold 'em)
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done
Songwriters: Don Schlitz
The Gambler lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC