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
The occult significance of the crossroads. Nobody lingers here. the Crossroads is not a place to be after dark unless you are lonely and desperate and have nothing to lose - a place to bargain with dark forces at midnight for favours and privileges. The Voodoo God Baron Samedi is a deity to whom crossroads are sacred - in Haiti he is Baron Carrefour, the Carrefour being the French word for "crossroads". To the pre-conquest Mexicans, the God of the Roads would walk by night and claim souls of lonely travellers at crossroads, who were fated to walk the roads with him and never know peace again. In Europe, vampires and witches congregated here. In a place like the Deep South of the USA where all these myths and superstitions met and merged, the Mexican-Spanish, the European and the African, crossroads were trebly feared.