Lover's Cross

Words & Music:

Jim Croce


C             Am  Dm       G7

Guess that it was bound to happen.

'Was just a matter of time.

But now I've come to my decision,

         C                  Am

And it's one of the painful kind.

              F              G        Am

'Cause now it seems that you wanted a martyr.

       F       C            Dm   G7

Just a regular guy wouldn't do.

              C C/B   Am    Dm             G7        C

'Cause, baby, I won'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 every time that we spent laughing.

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 won't hang upon no lover's cross for you.



       F          G         Am  Em

'Cause tables are meant for turning,

    F          C        Dm   G7

And people are bound to change.

And bridges are meant for burning,

When the people and memories 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.

'Cause, baby, I won't hang upon no lover's cross for you.


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