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Overkill

Colin Hay

 

/ D5 - - - / D5/C# - - - / C - - - / C/B - - - /

 

D5                          D5/C#

I can't get to sleep

C                      C/B
I think about the implications

D5                          D5/C#
Of diving in too deep

C                       C/B
And possibly the complications

D5                          D5/C#
Especially at night

C               C/B
I worry over situations

D5                          D5/C#
I know I'll be alright

C                      C/B
Perhaps it's just imagination

 

Chorus:

B5                          Asus4  A

Day after day it reappears

B5                                        Asus4         A
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear

F#sus4         F#           G          Asus4  A
Ghosts appear and fade away    [Come back another day] <-- 2nd                        

                                                                                          Chorus

 

D5                          D5/C#
Alone between the sheets

C              C/B
Only brings exasperation

D5                          D5/C#
It's time to walk the streets

C           C/B
Smell the desperation

D5                          D5/C#
At least there's pretty lights

C                               C/B
And though there's little variation

D5                          D5/C#
It nullifies the night

C                 C/B

from overkill

Chorus

Instrumental Verse

 

Bm   Asus4  A   F#sus4   F#   G

 

D5                          D5/C#

I can't get to sleep

C                      C/B
I think about the implications

D5                          D5/C#
Of diving in too deep

C                       C/B
And possibly the complications

D5                          D5/C#
Especially at night

C               C/B
I worry over situations

D5                          D5/C#
I know I'll be alright

C                      C/B
It's just overkill

Chorus

 

Repeat “Ghosts appear and fade away” x3


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.