"Lover's Cross" as written by and James Croce....
Guess that it was bound to happen
Was just a matter of time
But now I've come to my decision
And it's a-one of the painful kind
'Cause now 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

Yes, I really got to hand it to you
'Cause girl you really tried
But for ev'ry time that we spent laughin'
There were two times that I cried
And you were tryin' to make me your martyr
And that's the 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 mem'ries they join aren't the same

So I'll 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

'Cause tables are meant for turnin'
And people are bound to change
And bridges are meant for burnin'
When the people and mem'ries they join aren't the same

So I'll 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


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"Lover's Cross" as written by James Croce

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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is in a relationship that was doomed from the beginning. He has finally reached the point where he just cannot bend any further. He has given and given and given but he just can't give any more. It is his turn to call the shots (tables are meant for turning) and he is calling it quits for good (bridges are meant for burning) because they don't have or never have had the same idea about what their relationship is (the people and memories they join aren't the same).

    Awesome song, awesome artist. Such a loss.
    bjd841on June 14, 2009   Link

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