Of Skins and Heart

For A Moment We're Strangers

[Em]In the empty place the soul stripped bare

Of skins and heart and I come a[G]part

In your icy [Bm]hands

I forget my [Am]role, [D]as I stare into your [C]soul

[Em]In the empty place you change your mind

You change your clothes you change your [G]pose

for a perfect [Bm]fit

I forget the [Am]cast, [D]as I stare into your [C]past


[G]For a moment we're s[C]trangers

[G]For a minute you l[C]ook away

[G]For a second or [Em]always

[F]For an instant another [Em]day

[F]Such strange things you [Em]say


In the empty place we dress our wounds

Collect our coats, a window gloats

Above a street

I prepare my case, as I stare into your face


Just one me one you

The world contains a few

Is it true, is it truly new

Are we through the stolen door once more

Chrome Injury

[D]Cut your life into the steel

Take your place behind the wheel

Watch the metal scene just peel a[A]way

[D]Don't forget me, don't regret me

Don't replace and don't upset me

But don't forget to come and get me some[A]day

[D]I was somewhere far away

But I knew I couldn't stay

German girls in an expo[A]se

[D]Sitting on an empty train

Staring at the winter rain

Going through the scene again and a[A]gain


[Bm]Poor tormented [F#m]automan

[A]Giant pincers [E]for a hand

[Bm]Sinking slowly [F#m]in the sand [A] [E]

[Bm]Chrome injury [F#m]on his cheek

[A]Three days strong, [E]four days weak

[Bm]Listen as he [F#m]tries to speak [A] [E]

If only I could feel [D]


Falling down standing still

Always there's more time to kill

Flamingos startled in a shrill display

Don't forget me, don't regret me

Don't replace and don't upset me

But don't forget to come and get me some day


If I [F]only wasn't steel

The Unguarded Moment

So [C]hard finding inspi[F]ration

I knew you'd find me [C]crying

Tell those girls with [G]rifles for minds

That their [Em]jokes don't make me laugh

[F]They only make me feel like [C]dying

In an unguarded [F]moment [G]

So long, long between mirages

I knew you'd find me drinking

Tell those men with horses for hearts

That their jibes don't make me bleed

They only make me feel like shrinking

In an unguarded moment

{ci:Bridge, play 2 times}

[D] [A]  [D] [A]  [Bb]  [C]

So deep, deep without a meaning

I knew you'd find me leaving

Tell those friends with cameras for eyes

That their hands don't make me hang

They only make me feel like breathing

In an unguarded moment

Drew James offers tab for the bridge of this great song.

I can offer at least the bridge to The Unguarded Moment. 

Here it goes: (this is the part that Peter plays (at least on 


E | 10-9----10-9----10-10----10----12----10               

B | 10-10---10-10---11---11----11--13----11             

G |  9-9-----9-9----10-----10------12----10                    

E | 10-9----10-9----10-------------12----10               

B | 10-10---10-10---11-------------13----11             

G |  9-9-----9-9----10-------------12----10 

E | 10-9----10-9----10-------------12----13               

B | 10-10---10-10---11-------------13----13             

G |  9-9-----9-9----10-------------12----12       

To get the timing right you really have to listen to the song 

(duh) but you just keep playing the xxx(10)(11)(10) instead of 

picking it the second and third times through.                 

-Drew James (drewj@udel.edu)                  

Memories In Future Tense

[Em]Last year today seemed a long way away

And [C]ahead of me

A [Em]new face and street, people who meet you

In[C]stead of me

[B]They bring you, [A]they take you

[B]They own you, [A]they make you

[Em]Last year today you turn and you say

Here's a [C]dream for me

[Em]You close your eyes, the moon starts to rise

And you [C]scream for me

[B]I calm you, [A]I'm with you

[B]What did they [A]ever give you [D]


[G]Memories in future tense

Memories don't make much [D]sense


Last year today a radio plays

Such a simple song

The music surreal and you almost could feeel

That there's nothing wrong

They bought you, they sold you

And all the things they told you


A [D]palm tree nodded at [Em]me last night

Said [G]hey you look so [D]pale

I don't know if it was the air or the [Em]breeze in my hair

I had a [G]feeling I had [D]failed

So down to the beach just out of reach

The moon was being trailed

A girl and a sailor and a hot dog trailer

That's their holy grail

The sand whispered heat and burned the feet

Of gulls landing on the shore

In the motel pool the waitress cools

She doesn't ask for more

She makes a wish she takes a risk

She opens up her door

Through human eyes she's a dolphin in disguise

It's the last night of the war

Somewhere far away there's another day

And someone's getting out of bed

She put on her face in the morning space

She doesn't know she's dead

Her [G]ruby lips can't [F]excite me any[C]more

And [Dm]pain sprawls on the [F]chair, it's always [C]there

And [Dm]he descends the [F]stairs, he doesn't [C]see

The [Dm]sunburnt landlord [F]glares, for all the [C]people [Dm]

He can [F]never be [C] [Dm]

Is This Where You Live

[D]Oceanic lights are cleverly dim

Blueish features in the lower reaches

We raise out traffic flares to him

Fishnet, girlish the red ones spark

Holy arcs tracked in the dark

The more I see the less I look

Here's another name I took

Listen! In the early morning air

The remnants of their evening wear

Branching off, the road winds east

Deluxe locations just near completion

Come dine with wine and oyster feast

The pearls are real, have one for free

They're washed up by the foam waved sea

The more I look the less I smile

Never mind let's stay awhile

The fans blow secrets on the night

Out of mind but not out of sight

Is this where you live

[D]Broken voices the nylon choir

Nothing left to stoke that fire

[F]All they own is on their tongues

[D]They never see or wonder if

[G]Is this where you [D]live

[D]Thin dog's don't vie for bones

Why desert just to be alone

[F]All they own is on their backs

[D]They can't believe it's you I'm with

[G]Is this where you [D]live

[D]Don't blush as I brush your touch

No need for any speed or rush

[F]All you own is on the floor

[D]I'm buying all you're gonna give

[G]Is this where you [D]live

[D]Coffee stories the lying truth

Electric lights don't help my youth

[F]All I owned is on my face

[D]Urbane mirror anger myth

[G]Is this where you [D]live

She Never Said

[Em]I'm not exact but I'm [F]not insane

I [Em]clutched at someone in the [F]dark again

[Em]It's so hard to re[F]member her name she never [Em]said

[Em]It was in a story that I [F]wanted to write

[Em]The details weren't important, the [F]plot was slight

[Em]No-one asked what [F]happened that night she never [Em]said


[Em]Get out of bed, [D]pull on a shoe

[C]I've got a notion what we [B7]ought to do

[Em]Here's a number you can [D]try to ring

[C]I'm still thinking about [B7]all the things she never [Em]said [F]


I parked my car by some memories

And told my story to the laughing trees

They don't know what's wrong with me, she never said

All the letters had the wrong address

Did you notice who cleared up the mess

What the date was is anybody's guess she never said


Don't Open The Door To Strangers

[G]Don't open the door to [Em]strangers

[G]Don't let them in, to your [C]heart

They only [D]want to take you [Em]far from me [D]

[C]Don't open the [D]door to[G]night

[G]Don't trust the man in the [Em]windows

[G]Don't let him buy all your [C]dreams

He only [D]wants to make them [Em]all his own [D]

[C]Don't open the [D]door to[G]night


[Bm]See the angry sea, it's a sign for me

[C]There's another shore, what we waiting for

[Bm]Feel the wind is sad, all the things I had

[C]Blown away and falling around [D]me [C] [Bm] [Am]


Don't leave your thoughts unguarded

Don't let them float where they will

They never tell me what I want to know

Don't open the door tonight