Song Lyric Sunday 11.9.18 Take/Taking

Song Lyric Sunday

Helen’s theme for this week is take/taking. Whenever I think about taking, I thing about those “taking” relationships. You know the ones where you give and they take, and take, and take, and take…. you get the picture. Been there, done that. Also, the singer/writer was taken from us far too soon.  I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of my high school when the news came through and I still feel that loss. Oh the poignant songs we’ll never hear from the marvelous soul that was Jim Croce.

Lovers Cross

Lover’s Cross

Guess that it was bound to happen
just a matter of time
now I’ve come to my decision
and it’s one of the painful kind
’cause it seems that you wanted a martyr
just a regular guy wouldn’t do
but baby I can’t hang upon
no lover’s cross for you.

Well I really gotta hand it to you
’cause girl, you really tried
but for every time that we spent laughin’
there were two times that I cried
’cause you were trying to make me a martyr
and that’s one thing I just couldn’t do
cause baby I can’t hang upon
no lover’s cross for you.

’cause tables are meant for turnin’
and people are bound to change
and bridges are meant for burnin’
when the people and memories they join
aren’t the same.

Still, I hope that you can find another
who can take what I could not
he’ll have to be a super guy
or maybe a super god.
‘Cause I never was much of a martyr before
and I ain’t ’bout to start nothin’ new
And baby, I can’t hang upon
no lover’s cross for you.

songwriter – Jim Croce

All lyrics are courtesy of my memories which may be clouded. Any errors or deviations from actual fact should be taken as proof that I lived through the 70’s. 😉

Till next time ~Peace ~JPP

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