Junk Mail Art: Crossroads

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…because it’s Eric Clapton’s birthday.  And because any time is a good time to celebrate Robert Johnson.

Crossroads is from a group of 13 mythological junk mail art pieces I did, inspired by Boria Sax’s book “Imaginary Creatures”.  You can see the first one I posted here.

I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
Down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees.
Asked the Lord above for mercy, “Save me if you please.”

I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
Down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by.

Well I’m going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
You can still barrelhouse, baby, on the riverside.

Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side.
You can still barrelhouse, baby, on the riverside.

You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy, Willie Brown.*
Run, you can run, tell my friend-boy, Willie Brown.*
And I’m staying at the crossroads, believe I’m sinking down.

I went down to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went down to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above “Have mercy, save poor Bob, if you please.”

Mmmmm, standin’ at the crossroad, I tried to flag a ride
Standin’ at the crossroad, I tried to flag a ride
Didn’t nobody seem to know me, everybody pass me by

Mmm, the sun goin’ down, boy, dark gon’ catch me here
oooo, ooee, eee boy, dark gon’ catch me here
I haven’t got no lovin’ sweet woman that love and feel my care

You can run, you can run, tell my friend-boy, Willie Brown.
You can run, tell my friend-boy, Willie Brown.
Lord, that I’m standin’ at the crossroad, babe, I believe I’m sinking down.

Listen to “Crossroads” here.

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16 responses to “Junk Mail Art: Crossroads”

  1. Teresa Robeson says :

    That’s a pretty cool interpretation of the song with collage! It almost feels a bit like me this morning. 😉

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  2. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    This is very cool!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Yes, celebrate Robert Johnson, unsung hero of guitar playing. Great collage too.

    Like

  4. Jodi says :

    awesome crossroad collage and words to ponder.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is great! Awesome interpretation and a super cool collage!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sharon Mann says :

    Your interpretation of the words, brings even more meaning to ponder. Beautiful tribute!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. D.S. says :

    Junk mail art! Wha a great re- (what the hell is the word I want here? It’s on the tip of my tongue … Haven’t had enough coffee yet, sorry) a great reappointing (not the word I want) of materials. Great lyrics/song, too. 🙂

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks DS. Claudia McGill was my original inspiration for the junk mail art…and she continues to inspire both Nina and me. I need more coffee too…

      Like

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