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





{soc}


[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


{eoc}





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





{c:Chorus}





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





{soc}


[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]


{eoc}





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





{c:Chorus}





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 



Goldfish))







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]





{soc}


[G]Memories in future tense


Memories don't make much [D]sense


{eoc}





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



Bel-Air



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





{soc}


[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]


{eoc}








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





{c:Chorus}



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





{soc}


[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]


{eoc}








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