|Crossley's "Willows" Bends with Ear
of the Listener
Not all of Crossley's songs are about political
and religious persecution.
His award-winning "Willows" sounds
like a simple, poetic love song, and Crossley said most people hear it that way.
But the song is instead about Christ, and about
the "warmth and light" that Crossley said accompanied his rebirth in
|When the willows cast their
across the waking green
Then watch for reflections in my eyes
and live with me a dream,
When the heather sweeps the fragrant bed
in which we used to lie.
Follow me one more time.
Just to know that you could be there once again
swells a tempest in my soul.
Just to know that you have always really been
the only one that changed my heart of stone.
[Reprinted from The Express Entertainment
Guide, February 20, 1981.]