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Time slips by in the hourglass
You can hear your name
Sand slides through the stranger’s hand
As he deals the game

All the candles are burning low
No more cradles and no more snow
Bet your life on a lucky roll
Play your queen, you could win your soul

Stakes are high you can live or die
To risk everything

In your goblet the wine is black
As a moonless night
Wet your lips before you kiss
The blazing light

Bets are off but the game is on
Drop the armor you counted on
All your armies are fled and gone
Win your king, you can play your pawn

Take your time, you have just begun
To risk everything

Catch your tears in a golden sieve
Don’t regret what you did to live
Don’t forget that you must forgive
To risk everything

Through the window you see the storm
That is gathering
Painted gypsies on dappled horses
Are galloping

Through the trees in the howling wind
Down the hills to the river bend
Shadow ghosts that are blind as night
Shrieking curses against the night

Daring you to come join their flight
And risk everything

Catch your tears in a golden sieve
Don’t regret what you did to live
Don’t forget that you must forgive
To risk everything

There is nothing to hold you now
To your fault or mine
Fallen idols and martyred souls
Are the only kind

Feet of clay in the emerald skies
Birds of prey when the dreamer dies
Perfect crosses perfect your lies
Burning saints in the flaming skies

Bet your life every promise dies
All that’s left for you to try is risking everything

Catch your tears in a golden sieve
Don’t regret what you did to live
Don’t forget that you must forgive
To risk everything

Catch your tears in a golden sieve
Don’t regret what you did to live
Don’t forget that you must forgive
To risk everything

Time slips by in the hourglass
You can hear your name
Sand slides through the stranger’s hand
As he deals the game

All the candles are burning low
No more cradles and no more snow
Bet your life on a lucky roll
Play your queen, you could win your soul

Stakes are high you can live or die
To risk everything

Catch your tears in a golden sieve
Don’t regret what you did to live
Don’t forget that you must forgive
To risk everything

Read more: Judy Collins – Risk Lyrics

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