Alibi

 

Words and music copyright ©1985 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

†† G††††††††††† D†††††††††††††† Bm††††††††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

1. I really thought Iíd do it right this time

G††††††††††††††††††††† D†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Bm†††††††††† C

I look back on our loveís shambles, seeking a design

G††††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††† B7†††††††††††††††† Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Was I the victim or the culprit in this crime?

Em F#††††††† B7 Am B7

O,†††††††††† alibi.

 

†† G††††††††††††††† D††††††† Bm†††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

2.I donít remember telling any lie.

G††††††††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bm††††††††††† ††††C

I look back on webs of falsehood that I canít deny

G††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††† B7††††††††††††††††††††††† Am††††††††††

Where were you on that night?Honey, where was I?

Em F#†††††† B7 Am B7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

O,†††††††††† alibi.

 

††††††††††††† Em††††††††††††††††††††††††† A7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dm7††††††††††††††††† Em7††††††††††††††††††

Bridge:So we spent those long nights talking, without too much to say

Em††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A7††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dm7†††††††††††††† Em7Dm7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††

Wondering how such a beautiful chance had ended up this way

Em†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

I am bound to my own narrow view, lonely world

Am†††††† B7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

O alibi, O alibi.

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†† G††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††† Bm††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

3. I donít want to give up an eye for an eye

G††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††††††††††† Bm†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

I just want to comfort you; I donít want to hear you cry

G††††††††††††††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††††††† B7†††††††††††††††††† Am†††††††††††††††

I donít want to stay here; I donít want to say goodbye.

Em F#††††††† B7 Am B7Em†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

O,†††††††††† alibi.