Lyrics/chords to "Standing In My Light"

Standing In My Light

(Ian Hunter)

[intro]
E

[verse]
E
Well I finally found you out
E                              A  (Asus4)
All through your mess of dreams
A                             F#m  F#m/E bass
You won't make it to the night
F#m/E bass                 E
And youre standing in my light

[verse 2]
You know you've been bad for me
But you ain't got the weight to hate
You sure ain't no pretty sight
And youre standing in my light

[chorus  same chords as verse]
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light
Move over cause you're standing in my light

[verse 3]
Now when your old man beats the drum
You gotta run, run, run, that's dumb
A little less ego a little more fight
Move over cause youre standing in my light

*optional: bass notes E G# B E(octave) 

[bridge]
Am                              E
Things go bad and the risks get high
G#m                    F#m          E
Sweeping dead bodies 'cross an open sky
Am                             E
You took my pictures from your walls
G#m                        F#m
Ain't gonna trade with the pain of the New York Dolls
F#m
Move over cause youre standin' in my
F#m
Move over cause youre standin' in my
F#m                             F#m/E bass  E
Move over cause youre standin' in my       light

[chorus x2]

[verse 4]
[no chord]                        E  (Esus4)
I wish you luck on your very last chance
E                                        A  (Asus4)
Cause I knew you blew it at the song and dance
A                                        F#m  F#m/E bass
You froze my feelings, but thats alright
Fm/E bass                E
And youre standing in my light

[chorus to fade]


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NOTES:

The credit (or criticism) for this goes to my brother, Mike.

As may be apparent, this is played very freely so you may want to listen to the song to get the right feel. Its also interesting because there isnt any solo per se, just Ronno building and releasing tension through dynamics and his always amazing melodic sense. Simple doesnt always mean easy!

I play E in first position, A and Am barred in fifth position. Esus4 and Asus4 are optional accents you can use if and where you wish. I just smoosh the finger on the third string over to sound the fourth string:
E     [0 2 2 1 0 0]
Esus4 [0 2 2 2 0 0]
A     [5 7 7 6 5 5]
Asus4 [5 7 7 7 5 5]
Am    [5 7 7 5 5 5]

However, you can also play the A chords in open position:
A     [X 0 2 2 2 0]
Asus4 [X 0 2 2 3 0]
Am    [X 0 2 2 1 0]

For F#m/E you just lift your index finger from the low E string while keeping the G, B, and high E strings barred:
F#m   [2 4 4 2 2 2]
F#m/E [0 4 4 2 2 2]

Finally, in the bridge:
G#m   [4 2 2 4 4 4]

If you want to play with a friend, one of you can try capoing on the fourth fret and playing C (=E), F (=A), Dm (=F#m), Dm9 (in place of F#m/E), Fm (=Am), Em (=G#m).
(All transposed to capoed open fourth fret):
C     [X 3 2 0 1 0]
Csus4 [X 3 3 0 1 0]
F     [X 3 3 2 1 1] or barred [1 3 3 2 1 1]
Fsus4 [1 3 3 3 1 1] or barred [1 3 3 3 1 1]
Dm    [X X 0 2 3 1]
Dm9   [X X 0 2 1 1]
Fm    [X 3 3 1 1 1] or barred [1 3 3 1 1 1]
Em    [0 2 2 0 0 0]

Notation

A letter indicates guitar chord; a letter with a slash and another letter indicates a guitar chord with a different bass note, eg Am/F#=Am chord with F# bass.

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Transcribed by Gregory Layne

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