Then I grew up but I could
The distance between a woman and a man
Then I fell in love and the distance was spanned
Heart to heart as the crow flies
Mama used to say, "Son, you'll
If you worry 'bout the distance, you won't ever arrive."
Daddy used to say, "Son, the mountains are wide
Out they ain't so far. ..as the crow flies."
If there were mountains and
valleys between you and me
And icy old river or a cold dark sea
The earth and water would mean nothing to me
I'd travel straight to your heart as the crow flies
by Tom Russel © 1985 End of the Trail Music (CAPAC)