Archive for May 6th, 2008

Inside the Music: Lovers in a Dangerous Time

Paula Writes:

This song wasn’t originally done by Barenaked Ladies, but it is probably one of the best remakes I have ever heard.

Don’t the hours grow shorter as the days go by?
We never get to stop and open our eyes.
One minute you’re waiting for the sky to fall
Next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all.

Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

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

Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
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 loves a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
You gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

We were lovers in a dangerous time
We were lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers, Lovers, Lovers
Ohhhhhh
Lovers in a dangerous time

When Joe and I first started dating, there were a lot of obstacles. Confusion and hurt over past relationships, a new job and an imminent move for Joe, and the possibility of ruining a truly great friendship.

As a result, we clung together tightly, determined to get the most out of every second we had together. Yet even as we were building this incredible relationship, in the back of my mind I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I dreaded the day Joe would call to tell me that his house had sold and that he would be moving. I think Joe dreaded that day nearly as much. Even though it sounds cliché, it really was like a roller coaster ride, with all the dizzying highs and the stomach-dropping lows.

“One minute you’re waiting for the sky to fall
Next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all.”

That pretty much sums it up.

When Joe asked me to move to Joplin with him, I was so relieved because by that point I could no longer imagine a life without him in it.

I think the time we spent wondering if we would lose each other made us appreciate our relationship even more. We are still determined to get the most out of every second we have together.

This song talks about cherishing every moment, and fighting to hold on to something that is precious. That is what Joe and I have been doing for the last two years and will continue doing until we are no longer able. I hope that is a very long time.

PS-Even if this song didn’t hold so much meaning for us, it would still be a really awesome song.

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