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Thread #6935   Message #3019382
Posted By: Genie
30-Oct-10 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Loving Arms (from Livingston Taylor)
Subject: Lyr Add: LOVING ARMS (Tom Jans)
I first heard this song sung by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, and I've sung it a number of times myself, though not very recently. These are the lyrics as I remember them.
I know the first verse, chorus, and are correct (at least as Kris and Rita sang them); the only part I"m not sure about is the " I could make you mine" part of the first line of the second verse. I'm also not sure there isn't another verse.

(Tom Jans)

If you could see me now, one who said that he'd* rather roam.
One who said he'd rather be alone,
If you could only see me now.

I've been too long in the wind, too long in the rain,
Taking any comfort that I can,
Looking back and longing for the freedom of my chains
Lying In your loving arms again.

If I could hold you now, if for a moment I could make you mine,
Just for a while turn back the hands of time,
If I could only hold you now.