They all said it was bound to happen,
Was just a matter of time
Now I've come to my decision
And its one fo the painful kind

Oh it seems that you wanted a martyr
Just a regular girl wouldn't do
Now, baby, I can't hang upon a lover's cross for you

I really got to hand it to you
Boy you really tried
But for everytime that we spent laughing,
There were two times that I cried

Cause I never was much of a martyr before
And I ain't gonna start nothing new
Oh, baby, I can't hang upon a lover's cross for you

Tables are meant for turning
And people are bound to change
Bridges are meant for burning
When people in memories are't one and the same

Still I hope that you can find another
Who could take what I could not
She would have to be a super girl
Or maybe a Joan of Arc

Now, I never was much of a martyr before
And I ain't gonna start nothing new
Oh, baby, I can't hang upon a lover's cross for you

The Tables are meant for turning
And people are bound to change
Bridges are meant for burning
When people in memories are't one and the same

Still I hope that you can find another
Who could take what I could not
She would have to be a super girl
Or maybe a Joan of Arc

Now, I never was much of a martyr before
And I ain't gonna start nothing new
Oh, baby, I can't hang upon a lover's cross for
I won't hang upon a lover's cross
I can't hang upon a lover's cross for you






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    General CommentMelanie's cover of the Jim Croce song is stunning. Almost any time Melanie covers a song, she makes it her own. (See Dylan's "Don't Think Twice) "Lover's Cross" will break your heart.
    JDeanBon February 19, 2007   Link

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