A Time For UsWords & Music by Larry Kusic, Eddie Snyder & Nino Rota 1968
Recorded by Johnny Mathis, 1978
Em B7 Em G Em F A time for us, someday there'll be Em Dm C Am7alt Dm Am Dm Am Dm Bm7-5 Am When chains are torn by cour - age born of a love that's free, Em B7 Em G Em F A time when dreams so long de - nied Dm Em Am G F Em Am G F Em Am Can flour - ish as we un - veil the love we now must hide. Bridge: C G Dm Am A time for us at last to see Bb F Em Am A life worth while for you and me. Em B7 Em G Em F And with our love through tears and thorns Em Dm C Am7alt Dm Am Dm Am Dm Bm7-5 Am We will en - dure as we pass sure - ly through the storm. Em B7 Em G Em F A time for us, someday there'll be Dm Em Am G F Rm Am G F Em Am A new world, a world of shin - ing hope for you and me.
If you're as sharp-eyed as my lyrics pal, you may have noticed what he did: the second line of the final verse is not as Mathis recorded it. He sang the line "We will endure as we pass surely through ev'ry storm." It's probably just me, but that feels a syllable too long to fit the phrase musically, so I sing it as you see it above -- because this is a lyric that ought not to be rushed to be savored fully.