Lovers In A Dangerous Time

Bruce Cockburn

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Note: All chords use open E and B strings

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

            B  C#                 A      E
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
B  C#                 A
Lovers in a dangerous time

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

            B  C#                 A      E
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
B  C#                 A    E
Lovers in a dangerous time
            B  C#                 A      E
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
B  C#                 A
Lovers in a dangerous time

Solo | B | C# | A | F# | E | B | C# | A | (twice)
     | B | C# | A | A |

B            C#                    A
 When you're lovers in a dangerous time
B                                 C#               A
 Sometimes you're made to feel as if your love's a crime 
B                               C#               A
 Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight 
B                   C#                         A     E
 Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight

            B  C#                 A      E
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
            B  C#                 A      E
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
            B  C#                 A      E
When you're lovers in a dangerous time
B  C#                 A
Lovers in a dangerous time

| B | C# | A | F# | E | B | C# | A |

B   C#                A     F#m  E  B  C#  A  
Lovers in a dangerous time      (repeat and fade)