Lovers in a Dangerous Time

Lovers in a Dangerous Time, by Bruce Cockburn

Don’t the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One day you’re waiting for the sky to fall
The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

These fragile bodies of touch and taste
This vibrant skin, this hair like lace
Spirits open to the thrust of grace
Never a breath you can afford to waste

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

Source: LyricFind; Songwriters: Bruce Cockburn

Lovers in a Dangerous Time lyrics © Carlin America Inc


Wonderful and timely lyrics for this pandemic – encouraged to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight:

One day you’re waiting for the sky to fall
The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all

When you’re lovers in a dangerous time

Songfacts.com wrote this about the song:

“Love and danger are two of the most intense states of being, which makes the concept of “lovers in a dangerous time” a striking image – one that is often used in books and movies. Cockburn sees the song as relating to everyone, as on some level we’re all in love and all in danger. It’s really about living in the moment and absorbing the experience, which can seem mundane, but can be quite powerful when you are immersed in it.

Cockburn drew from an image of children on a schoolyard when he wrote this song, picturing a boy and girl with a case of puppy love looking ahead to their future despite the dangers ahead. “It was kind of an attempt to offer a hopeful message to them,” Cockburn said in SongTalk. “You still have to live and you have to give it your best shot.”

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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