Peter Hammill - Skinny (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


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C(add 9) x 3 2 0 3 0
Dsus4	 x x 0 2 3 3


 D                     Em7
Nobody knows what she sees,

 Em                                   C(add 9)
no-one can get behind that warped reflection. 

       Am                           Em
What glossy varnish strips away protection 

                        Dsus4
from young girls like these?


No-one admits what it means, 
no-one permits a gesture of contrition; 
how carelessly they stacked the ammunition 
in the magazines. 


 a   b  c          C(add 9)           a  b C(+g)
Like a gun to her head, skinny model fantasy. 

 a    b  c          C(add 9)               G F   e     Em
No, she just can't bear to live with this body image.


in Dsus4                                                
  Who knows what she sees? Who knows what she sees? Who knows what she sees 

C(add 9)  C(+g)     G F     e  Em     C(add 9)  C(+g)
                in body image? 

D   Em7  Em(1-2)  C(add 9)


D                      Em7
Nobody knows what she sees, 

 Em                                   C(add 9)
no-one can guess the depth of her self-rejection. 

 D                              Em7    Em(1-2)
Seen through the eyes of the disease 

    Em                                            C(add 9)
her unblemished skin's all pock-marked with imperfection. 

 D                                 Em7
Somebody messed up all her young dreams; 

    Em                                    C(add 9)
pretending that this is all of her own volition 

     Am                                Em
how carelessly they stacked up the ammunition 

               Dsus4
in the magazines. 



 a   b  c          C(add 9)           a  b     C(+g)
Like a gun to her head, every glossy fashion shot 

 a    b c           C(add 9)                           G F   e     Em
that reminds her of all the pretty girls she's not in body image.


 a   b  c          C(add 9)          a  b C(+g)
Like a gun to her head skinny model fantasy; 

 a    b  c         C(add 9)               G F   e     Em
no she just can't bear to live with this body image. 


 a   b  c          C(add 9)           a  b     C(+g)
Like a gun to her head, every glossy fashion shot 

a  b c           C(add 9)                           G F   e     Em
  reminds her of all the pretty girls she's not in body image.


 a   b  c          C(add 9)           a   b    C(+g)
Like a gun to her head, every image that she sees.

 a    b  c                  C(add 9)       G F   e     Em
No, she just can't bear to live with this body image, 


 G F   e  Em
body image, 

 G F   e            in Dsus4
body image. 




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