CROSSING OVER

CROSSING OVER 2017-10-24T23:31:19+00:00

Crossing Over is a Native spirit-inspired honor song that is meant to give our loved ones wings. The song came through Gentile as a result of her search for Native wisdom and prayers to ancestors to help her father prepare for his passing. Gentile had the profound honor of singing the song to her father as his soul took flight.

Chief Seattle said, “There is no death, only a changing of worlds.” Before Donna’s father changed worlds, he told his family he would be coming back as a Bald Eagle and to watch for him. Donna wanted to help her Dad prepare for his passing. She found a teaching by Tecumseh (Shawnee) called Live Your Life, and read it to her father. It said to “prepare a noble death song for the day you go over the great divide,” and to “sing that song like a hero marching home.” Gentile told her Dad she would write him such a song. Then, realizing the magnitude of the promise, she prayed to her ancestors for help. Crossing Over came through three days before her Dad crossed over the great divide and Donna had the tremendous honor of singing it to her father as his soul took flight. Crossing Over is meant to be shared.

Crossing Over will be released for the first time ever on Gentile’s debut CD.

Lyrics

CROSSING OVER

Dad your time has come
To cross the Great Divide
We’re all here to help you make it
To the other side

There’s some things need sayin
While you close your eyes
Not sure words can say it all
Forgive me if I cry

(CHORUS)
Take flight, into the blue pink sky
Open up your wings and fly
Become the Eagle with power and grace
Feel your freedom and fly

Your wife has been your guide in life
Always in your heart
Know we’ll take good care of her
Through her time to part

You gave your children confidence
Strength to walk the road
And like the Great Bald Eagle
To the mountains you will go

(CHORUS)
Take flight, into the blue pink sky
Open up your wings and fly
Become the Eagle with power and grace
Feel your freedom and fly

Dad your time has come
To cross the Great Divide
We’re all here to help you make it
To the other side

(CHORUS)
Take flight, into the blue pink sky
Open up your wings and fly
Become the Eagle with power and grace
Feel your freedom and fly
Feel your freedom and fly
Feel your freedom and fly

Lyrics, music & melody © 2013 Donna Gentile. All rights reserved.