Bright Lights and Back Alleys

It's Your Life

Intro:  G, Emi

 

 

G                                            Emi

Who said the web of life is woven in a dream,

                     G                                                        Emi       C - D

'Cause your life is filled with dreams you can't believe.

            G                                               Emi

So the only way you live with it is acting every scene,

                 G                                                 Emi

And you play the part so well, that you deceive

C              D                          C                D

Now and again I find you ain't got a friend

D                                                                      Ami – D ...

Who knows, I come and I go, but it's your life...

 

Though the world is overcrowded you still found an empty place,

And I know he leaves you helpless and confused.

And your search for love has often left you staring into space

Just another broken heart, so what's the use?

How many times have I been so hard to find?

You know I come and I go, but it's your life...

 

G                            C

How does it feel when he's not around?

G                            C                                   G         C

Can he be real when he can be found nowhere?

 

Intro:  G, Emi

 

Who lit the flame upon the candle tonight?

And who let herself be lit so easily?

And who let it burn until the early morning light

And in the early morning gave herself to me?

And so, my love, you know that it's your life...

 

 

I Can't Stay Here Tonight

Intro:  Ami, D, G, G/F#, Emi

 

Ami                   D

Open up your tired eyes

G                G/F#          Emi

And force yourself to smile

Ami                        D

Yesterday was yesterday

G                     Ami

It's gone, it's tomorrow now

     G              Ami

It's here, it's tomorrow now

G                  A

Now I must go

            Ami         G

But I'll see you again

 

Ami       D

When? oh when?

G                G/F#          Emi

Please don't ask me when

Ami       D

I'll call, I'll write

       G                       Ami

But I can not stay here tonight

No, I can not stay here tonight

I can't stay here tonight

 

Intro:  Ami, D, G, G/F#, Emi

 

Light me up a cigarette

And check that my bags are packed

Something I was gonna say

It's gone - till another time

But how long till that other time

I hate to go

But I'll be back again

 

When? oh when?

Please don't ask me when

I'll call, I'll write

But I can not stay here tonight

No, I can not stay here tonight

I can't stay here tonight

 

 

Open up your tired eyes

And force yourself to smile

Yesterday was yesterday

It's gone, it's tomorrow now

It's here, it's tomorrow now

Now I must go

But I'll be back again

 

When? oh when?

Please don't ask me when

I'll call, I'll write

But I can not stay here tonight

No, I can not stay here tonight

I can't stay here tonight

 

 

 

Sunshine Avenue

 

G                                   D         G

Sunshine avenue we never knew

      D                     C   

It could only be memory

       Hmi                   A                                 G

But how are we to know what time can do?

Sunshine avenue will always be

My Disneyland , Pepper´s band,

Helping hand a larger part of me

 

C                  G                C                       G

Walking on sundays, dancing in the rain,

C                     G

You and me laughing – oh but

D                C           Hmi                   A                G

Sunshine avenue You and I will never find again

 

Sunshine avenue remember when

We used to dream a lovers dream,

Oh how it seemed to be so simple then.

Sunshine avenue I thought of you,

You love escape, harded me, be with me

With everything I do

 

Walking on sundays...

 

theme: Emi, G, D, Emi, G, D, D – C – Hmi – A – G

 

 

 

Sunshine avenue we never knew...

 

 

Think of me

 

A

Walking down the avenue

E6                                   
Think of things we used to do

                     G
Where were you?

             D
Oh it's not easy anymore

            A             E - A
No it's not easy
Sympathy try to hide
And you left oh how I cried
Foolish pride?
Now it's not easy anymore
No it's not easy

 

CHORUS

 

             A
Think of me

             G
I'm the lonely lonely lonely

D                                        A
lonely lonely lonely lonely one

A
Use to be

                  G 
Oh you're only only only

D                             A
Only only only only one.

 

Now you wanted to be free
I was a fool to disagree
Is it me?
Oh it's not easy anymore
Oh it's not easy

 

Solo guitar:   A, E6, G, D...


Asus2 – A...

            Walking down the avenue
            Think of things we used to do
            Where were you?
            Oh it's not easy anymore
            No it's not easy

 

 

 

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Intro: F - Gmi

 

F – Gmi                                  F - Gmi

In the heat of the night when you know it ain’t right

              Bb - Cmi
But you do what you want to do.

              Bb – Cmi                                                F - Gmi
You do what you feel but no one can feel like you.

In the summertime city ain’t it a pity
There’s so much to tie you down
You’re leaving tonight for somewhere you can’t be found


Bb                         Cmi
While down at the end of town

Bb                              Cmi
At a pool hall where they all hang around

Cmi                            Bb
You can hear them talking ‘bout girls they know

Cmi
Talking ‘bout what they’re gonna do

                  Bb                                                          Cmi
Then you ask yourself: is this where you belong,

      Cmi
Is it right or is it wrong

      Cmi
And does it matter what’s right

                            Gmi
In the heat of the night.



 

In the streets tonight under the neon lights
You’re searching for something new.
Nothing is real but no one could feel like you.

They say eagles fly in this red hot sky
But were they just passing through
Or did they look down and see what you found was true.

But still in the back of your mind
You’ve got something to believe in
But there’s so much to find
As the bright lights dim and the night closes in .
You thought everything has ended
But it’s yet to begin
And you ain’t see nothing yet
(but) what you see you won’t forget

 

You say        Bb                            Cmi
Why oh why did it take you so long to want something more
oh why did you never got off on this before
and here it is the life you’ve standing in front of you like an open door.

 

Cmi
And you ask yourself: is this where you belong,
Is it right or is it wrong
And does it matter what’s right

                             Gmi
In the heat of the night.

In the heat of the night when you know it ain’t right
But you do what you want to do.
You do what you feel but no one can feel like you.

 

 

 

Needles And Pins

intro:  A, A6, A, A6, A9, E – E, A, A6, A9, A

 

A

I saw her today

I saw her face

                     F#mi

It was a face I loved

                                        A

And I knew, I had to run away

                                                 F#mi

And get down on my knees and pray

That they'd go away

                              A, A6, A, A6, A9

And still they begin

                      F#mi

Needles and pins

                              D

Because of all my pride

                                   E

The tears I'm gonna hide

Oh, thought I was smart

I'd won a heart

Didn't think I do

But now you see

She's worse to him and me

Let her go ahead

take this love instead

And one day she will see

Just how to say "please"

Get down on her knees

Ayeah, that's how they begin

She'll feel those needles and pins

E                               E – E – D - C#mi

Hurtin' her, hurtin' her

 

C#mi                                                      H                                            H – H – Bb – A

Why can't I stop and tell myself I'm wrong, I'm wrong, so wrong

A                                                               Ab

Why can't I stand up, and tell myself I'm strong

 

Ab                                               C# Bm F# Ab

Because I saw her today ... (repeat 1fst verse )

 

C#­­­­,  C#­6, C#­­­­,  C#­6, C#­9, - 1st  guitar verse

C#­­­­, Bbmi, F#, G#,          -  rhythm guitar verse

 

 

NO ONE COULD EVER LOVE YOU MORE

 

F                                           C

No one could ever love you more,

F                                           C

Just like I love you once before,

F                                           C          C/H    Ami

No one could ever love you never, never, never,

And our love will always I know is true,

No one can from  you like I do,

And I will be with you forever, never, never,

 

Ami                          Ami/H – C

And I could stoled call the day

Ami                          Ami/H – C

And our all love as things we say

Ami                                F       C     Dmi

Then your really one is love, love, love,

And I moved and I would be

To longed wouldn’t to be free

And so I sitting you my love, love, love,

 

 

No one could ever love you more,

Just like I love you once before,

No one could ever love you never, never, never,

And our love will always true,

No one can love you like I do,

And I will be with you forever, never, never.

 

/: F – C – F – C

And I love is born

And you get me one

C  –  C/H  –  Ami

And there'll be no dawn

        Dmi

And our love ...

And our love‘s be

Just you and me.

Oh, waitn‘t see and our love.

 

 

The Dancer

 

A

Jeanette was a dancer

Hmi

Suppose I knew her well

C#mi

Her feet danced miracles

Hmi

I was deep within her spell

 

Jeanette loved a singer

Who was the leader of some band

Looked just like a boy

And stood just like a man

 

           A

And it rains on

Hmi

Down deep

C#mi - E

Avenue

           A

Yes it rains on

Hmi

Down deep

C#mi - E

Avenue

Hmi                    E

Just for you boy (x 2)

 

The kids in the backstreet cried

The voices in your brain

A world full of hungry souls

Behind the window pane

Little Jenny on the high wire

So emotioned as she felt

Sometimes I think that the wires mean

The tragedy as well

 

And it rains on

Down deep

Avenue

 

Yes it rains on

Down deep

Avenue

Just for you boy (x 3)

 

I walked on the west-side

Jeanette I pulled your strings

I stood on the pavement

Never doing a thing

Still I'm a singer

I know my songs so well

The rain falls through my eyes

Lands below the share

 

And it rains on

Down deep

Avenue

 

Yes it rains on

Down deep

Avenue

Just for you boy (x 4)

 

 

Baby It's You

Intro:  A – E 2x

 

A

I was lost and at an end

It seemed so long

                             D

I really needed a friend

                             A

Why should I pretend?

 

I couldn't think I had to see

That Southern Comfort comforts me

I could be free

But where would I be?

 

                 A – A/A# - F#mi

Then you came along

And you sang your song

And you made my day

In your special way

             E

Then I knew

 

                       A - D

That baby it's you

Baby it's you

You know that it's you I'm thinking of

                       E

Baby it's you 

 

Try my best to get along

Make some friends, but something always went wrong

I come on too strong

Things were really getting rough

Getting tired of acting like I was tough

I just had enough

 

Then you came along

And you sang your song

And you made my day

In your special way

 

Then I knew

That baby it's you

Baby it's you

You know that it's you I'm thinking of

Baby it's you

 

(Chorus x 2)