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The Devil And The Dove

The Devil And The Dove   music and lyrics by john hostetter  1975

E         D             A
Mixed feelings about you
E                          D                   A
the stone and the cloth feel the same on my brow
E             D                     A
don't you ask me what I wanna do
                G           D       G      A
pinch me later i'm numb right now

rain falls on my rescue
the truth and the way look like shadows of night
don't you ask me what i'm gonna do
i'm down on my knees and my knuckles are turning white
D          A                   D              E                   A
that's a good time to call on the devil and the dove
D         A                   Bm            E          A
that's a good time to talk to the one you love

mixed fruit in baskets of plenty
cafe and croissant with your breakfast in bed
she's young she's not even twenty
still quite a lady the way she turned your head

next week no one will answer
get home and break the key in the lock
proceed to order the dancer
then call the doctor cause you're in for a shock

that's a good time to call on the devil and the dove
that's a good time to talk to the one you love

it's where you hide in the open
when you burn and set the magic in flight
she's everything you've been hopin'
the moon on dark water in the chalice of the night

it's time to swim in the rhythm
go get lost in the empty unknown
the ancients want you there with 'em
so surrender because you're broken beyond the bone

that's a good time to call on the devil and the dove
that's a good time to talk to the one you love