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             Darren Hanlon - 'Elbows' from the album "Fingertips and Mountaintops" (2006)


Intro


C F C Am



Verse 1


      C                       F          C
On a warm night in March on a dark disco floor
   Am
I danced up a storm like I’d never before
      F           G             C
Every step in the book and then some that weren’t listed
      Dm                              Am                G
For a song or two I felt nothing else existed


               C                              F           C
Now if a dream curled at your feet you’d take it home and name it
    Am
I’m struggling now to find something to blame it on
F             G        C
Strobing effects or perhaps it was that dress
       Dm                              Am               G
But my eye was captured by a beautiful actress


           C                F           C
Now the minutiae’s still my memory writ large
       Am 
As she danced nearer me with her coy entourage
    F             G               C
She tugged at the scarf round her neck it came loose
    Dm                             F            C               
She flung it and hung it from the disc jockey’s booth



Bridge


      F         G         Am        F
But before I continue one moments reprieve
                                        C 
I grant you dear audience a chance to leave
        F          G           Am         F
For my tale never ends in that it never started
                                             G 
When the house lights came on I’d already departed



Verse 2


       C                         F      C
No not one word was spoken nor a glance exchanged 
         Am
When the sun rose next morning the world hadn’t changed
        F           G             C 
See we only touched elbows is the plain naked truth
      Dm                    F          C         Bm             
And I can’t even back up my story with proof


                                 F              C
We only touched elbows, felt our bones clunk together
         Am
Then the moment was over in a falling feather
   F        G           C
An accident sure but it happened I’ll wrangle
    Dm                                 Am                   G
Our elbows did touch our arms at right angles


            C                      F           C
Now there’s naught the nosey observer could’ve guessed
        Am
But the rock and roll drummer inside of my chest
     F              G              C 
Everyone’s seen her films and I’ll whisper her name
        Dm                     F          C
That we only touched elbows is not such a shame



Bridge


         F              G             Am          F
For the world’s getting crowded and I can’t see a lapse
                                              C
It’s not about leaving spaces but filling the gaps
          F               G          Am          F
We’re all bumping and knocking strangers all the time
                                           G
Sometimes we don’t notice, mostly we don’t mind



Verse 3


       C                     F           C
A foot brushes your ankle on a peak hour bus
          Am
Someone’s hand on the small of your back as they pass
   F          G             C
A shopkeepers fingers while handing you change
    Dm                                      Am             G
Can lightly brush yours without feeling too strange 


          C                     F       C
But why I felt so alive I can’t quite determine
      Am
There could be a word to explain it in German
     F           G           C
Some take others home waking up to regret it
   Dm                                   Am         
We only touched elbows and I’ll never forget it



Trumpet Solo


G C F C F C Am Am   
F G C     
Dm Dm Am G
C F C Am Am
F G C Dm Am Am



Final Verse


        C                  F              C
Now the innocent DJ still spins his black moons
    Am                                          
And keeps us all moving with his faithful tunes
        F              G                C
And the lights nod in sync, they’re mechanically powered
   Dm                          F             C
We only touched elbows and I still haven’t showered



            
            
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