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Melissa Lyrics

Artist: The Allman Brothers Band
Album: Eat A Peach

Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah.
The gypsy flies from coast to coast,
Knowing many, loving none,
Bearing sorrow, having fun.
But, back home he'll always run,
To sweet Melissa.
Mmmm-hmmm.

Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.
And no one knows the gypsy's name,
And no one hears his lonely sighs,
There are no blankets where he lies.
Lord, in his deepest dreams the gypsy flies,
With sweet Melissa.
Mmmm-hmmm.

Again, the mornin's come.
Again, he's on the run.
A sunbeam's shinin through his hair.
Fear not to have a care.
Well, pick up your gear and gypsy roll on.
Roll on.

Crossroads, will you ever let him go? Lord, Lord.
Or will you hide the dead man's ghost?
Or will he lie, beneath the clay?
Or will his spirit float away?
But, I know that he won't stay,
Without Melissa.
Yes, I know that he won't stay, yeah,
Without Melissa.
Lord, Lord, it's all the same.
Mmmmm-hmmmmm.
Comments/Interpretations
by Melissa on 7/13/2008 11:23am
What a beautifull song.
by Melissa on 8/11/2008 10:46am
I absolutely love this song; not just because that is my name! :)
by michael on 8/14/2008 8:34pm
dear lord, i feel so much pain and deep sadness when i heard Greg sing Melissa at Jones Beach last night he really seemed to talk about his own deep and sad pain and thinking about death. I cried and was the most moved that I've been in a long, long time. Because to me the Allman Brothers have been perhsps one of my only friends for a long time......thank you so for singing what you did and how you did...Greg, if you ever read this my heart thanks you so.
by carlina on 9/18/2008 8:08pm
I love this song,it is just beautiful.
by Noah on 9/24/2008 8:18pm
Theres a gypsy in alot of us and a Melissa. This song is sung by the most soulful vocalist that ever lived bar none.
by Divas Shrestha(Nepal) on 10/11/2008 12:32pm
marvelous song, takes you back in the memory!
by Sudip on 10/14/2008 12:25am
Outstandingly beautiful song. I have treasured this song for 3 decades now and it still sounds as beautiful as the first time I head it. Thanks Greg.
by joecephus on 11/21/2008 5:42pm
the crossroads curse ....
by JoeyBk on 12/5/2008 6:38pm
absolutely beautiful melody
by frodosusannah on 12/25/2008 8:26pm
Soul-beautiful
by chaz on 1/2/2009 11:39pm
this song has the greatest vocals i have ever heard. its just beautiful and it makes even the biggest guy want to cry
by LOU 2/6/09 on 2/6/2009 11:29am
LOVEIT SO MUCH THAT I NAMED MY DAUGHTER MELISSA AND YES IT BRINGS TEARS EVERY TIME I HEAR IT
by j rock on 4/26/2009 10:27pm
it makes you feel deep in your soul
by Debi on 7/14/2009 8:17pm
I remember the joy on my almost one-years-olds face when she first heard her name in song. What a wonderful memory; Thanks.
by melissa :) on 9/6/2009 1:52pm
i was named after this :)
by Jim R. on 10/1/2009 2:35am
I have always loved this song and through out the years since I first met Melissa H. I always have thought of her when ever I hear it. It often makes me cry, because
she was the love I could not have. :o(

Or so I thought! After thirty years since we first met she has finally fell in love with me and our love is growing greater every day! :o)

Love you my sweet Melissa
by Edward M.2/9/2011 Austin,Tx on 2/9/2011 10:37pm
Love this song by the ABB.It accompanied me through some of my darkest hours during my acctive heroin addiction,been clean and sober now for three years and four months Thanks to NA and the ABB for accompanying me through some of my darkest hours,Thanks ABB .God Bless
by Drexel on 2/19/2011 8:27am
This song has a haunting meaning to me and makes me sad and happy at the same time I love a girl named Melissa and this fits her but she is not mine , Greg sings this song with so much meaning and heartache
by Melissa Faith on 2/23/2011 12:19pm
This beautiful song has an extremely deep meaning and is so heartfelt. It is sometimes hard to listen to it and not shed some tears.
by melissa.* on 5/20/2011 12:00pm
i was named after this song!!
by Peter on 1/18/2014 3:27pm
I've heard and read Gregg say that he had this song written completed except for the title. He was in the supermarket when he heard a woman call out for a little girl who ran to another isle..."Melissa" ! That's when he had a title for the song. Such an excellent tune...


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