“Crossing Over” by Donna Gentile – Native Spirit-Inspired Medicine Song

“Crossing Over” by Donna Gentile – Native Spirit-Inspired Medicine Song 2017-08-17T09:48:35+00:00

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“Crossing Over” is a Native Spirit-inspired medicine song by Donna Gentile that came through for her Dad, Ferinando (Fred) Gentile just three days before he crossed over the Great Divide on July 28, 2013. The song was an answer to Gentile’s prayer to ancestors for medicine to help her father change worlds and was inspired by “Live Your Life,” a teaching of Tecumseh (Shawnee, 1786-1813). Donna says she had the profound honor of singing the song to her Dad, with family sitting by his side just minutes before his soul left his body and his wings took flight. Gentile’s Dad had told her and her family that he’d be coming back to visit as a bald eagle and to look for him. Needless to say, there have been numerous bald eagle encounters by the Gentile family ever since. Donna also had the great honor of singing “Crossing Over” at several pow wows in New England including the Wolf Den Pow Wow to honor Fire Hawk (Sioux, Wolf Den Pow Wow founder/creator) and at Nimham Pow Wow honoring veterans and all those who serve. “Crossing Over” is a tribute song for Gentile’s Dad and all of our ancestors. It is meant to give our loved ones wings. (*Note: A couple in tears after hearing Gentile sing the song approached her one year at Wolf Den Pow Wow and thanked her for helping to give their loved ones wings.) Donna asks that you please share this medicine. Ahó Mitakuye Oyasin. All my relations.

Crossing Over lyrics, music & melody © copyright 2013 Donna Gentile. All rights reserved.

Link to 2013 performance at Wolf Den Pow Wow:

 

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

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