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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.