Sunday, October 02, 2016

Lover's cross

Many of the late great Jim Croce's beautiful ballads are excellent, and this is one of the very best. Lover's cross is a track of the incredible 1973 album I got a name, his third album in just two years. It is also a song that I can add to the "misheard lyrics" pile - the recurring lines "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" only really made sense once I googled for the lyrics - all the time I had misheard "martyr" as "mother"..... Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).