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A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher
Riding on a midnight bus, bound for Mexico
One was headed for vacation, one for higher education
And two of them were searching for lost souls

That driver never ever saw the stop sign
And 18-wheelers can't stop on a dime

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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 80 acres
The faith and love for growing things, in his young son's heart
And that teacher left her wisdom, in the minds of lots of children
And did her best, to give them all a better start

And that preacher whispered can't you see the promise land
As he lay his blood stained Bible in that hooker's hand

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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 mama, 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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    UnregisteredNov 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    Im sorry angel271995 but your completely wrong that hooker is not the preacher's daughter their just simply two lost souls the hooker was on her way to mexico probably to contiune hooking and the preacher probably just had a calling to go to mexico in search for a lost soul it never say or hints that their related in any way. But it did lead to that hookers son going on to being a preacher because his mother always read to him that blood stained bible duhhh.
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    UnregisteredOct 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    I don't know about the preacher being the grandfather, but he, the preacher found what he was searching for in his dying moments in the hooker and that was a lost soul. All that died had accomplished everything they sought.
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    angel271995May 17, 2009 at 2:45 am
    This is the 'Story' Behind this song:
    4 people are sitting on a bus to Mexico. The bus crashes and 3 of the four die.
    The farmae dies, he leaves behind him his faith and harvest. The teascher dies, she leaves her wisdom and compassion behind. And the preacher dies, before he dies he leaves his bible to the Hooker (his daughter). the hooker fianally saw what her father had always been telling her and she streightens up. The preacher left behind a clensed Soul. at the end the new preacher holds up the bible that the preacher left his mama (he is the preachers grandson).

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