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SOLITUDE STANDING (Suzanne Vega)
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Asus9: x02200     Am9: x05500      Bsus4/A: x04400
Am9/C: x35500     Bsus4: x24400
Asus9/G: 302200   Asus9/F:102200
C#m7: x46600

[Intro: 12 measures of Asus9]

Asus9                  Asus9
Solitude stands by the window
Asus9                   Asus9
She turns her head as I walk in the room
      Asus9                      Asus9
I can see by her eyes she's been waiting
Asus9           Asus9
Standing in the slant of the late afternoon
        Am9                  Am9
And she turns to me with her hand extended
    Bsus4/A              Bsus4/A            Asus9   Asus9
Her palm is split with a flower with a flame

Am9/C   Am9/C   Bsus4   Bsus4     Am9/C   Am9/C   Bsus4   Bsus4
[instrumental; melody is cdeGABcd eGABcdeG ABcdeGAB etc.]
Asus9   Asus9   Asus9   Asus9
[instrumental]

Solitude stands in the doorway
I'm struck once again by her black silhouette
By her long cool stare and her silence
I suddenly remember each time we've met
And she turns to me with her hand extended
Her palm is split with a flower with a flame
[12 bars of instrumental again]

Asus9                 Asus9         Asus9/G       Asus9/F
  And she says, "I've come to set a twisted thing straight"
Asus9                 Asus9           Asus9/G     Asus9/F
  And she says, "I've come to lighten this dark heart"
C#m7               C#m7              Bsus4     Asus9
  And she takes my wrist, I feel her imprint of fear
C#m7            C#m7             Bsus4       Asus9
  And I say, "I never thought of finding you here"

And I turn to the crowd as they're watching
They're sitting all together in the dark and the warm
And I wanted to be in there among them
I see how their eyes are gathered into one
And she turns to me with her hand extended
Her palm is split with a flower with a flame
[12 bars of instrumental again]

And she says, "I've come to set a twisted thing straight"
And she says, "I've come to lighten this dark heart"
And she takes my wrist, I feel her imprint of fear
And I say, "I never thought of finding you here"

Solitude stands in the doorway
I'm struck once again by her black silhouette
By her long cool stare and her silence
I suddenly remember each time we've met
And she turns to me with her hand extended
Her palm is split with a flower with a flame

[Fade out on repeated Am9/C & Bsus4]



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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