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Straight Outta Time  John Hiatt

At least one of the guitars on the album is in dropped-D tuning, but
the acoustic is standard tuned (I think), so it sounds cool like that
if you're playing it by yourself. Enjoy!
Comments, corrections etc always welcome.

[D] [G] [D] [G]  
Hot summer [D]night, I was counting all the starlight on your [G]skin
Air[D]tight, as I watched you breathing out, I'm breathing [G]in[C]
By the [D]lake, so humid that the moon was getting [G]wet
For our [D]sake the crickets started playing their casto[G]nets[C]
Like a [D]gypsy, you stole me from a child into a [G]man
It never [D]hit me: I've been running ever since I took a [G]stand[C]
Just [A]swaying in the breeze like a [Em]sweet [/F#]memo[G]ry
Running straight outta [D]time, [C]straight outta [G]time (x2)
Since you were [D]mine[G]
That autumn chill sent a shiver, girl, it shook us to the bone
And we still had February frozen on the phone
Spring thaw, would it find us with our lips frozen blue?
Love calls, but do we really live the time we're running through?
Or like a dream, do we let it die and drift away to sleep
Until it screams like an echo in the history books you keep
'Cause that stream running from the corners of my mind
Looking back I find like a river it unwinds
Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2)
Running [A]straight outta time just like an old man's fiddle
Looking for the dance; gonna [G]meet me in the middle
I'm [A]never gonna figure out the way that I feel -
Running [Em]straight outta time[/F#], [G] but my love's still [D]real
|G |D |G C |
|D |G |D |G C |
Now I [D]see you- you're looking pretty in your summer [G]dress
I can almost [D]feel you as you clutch your little locket to your [G]breast[C]
Looking [D]down at the picture, girl, you know you're looking [G]fine
Is it [D]me? Was I ever in your heart or on your [G]mind?
Cause I'm running [D]outta time[G]
D G (hold)
I'm running straight outta time
Were you ever mine?

Main riff:
[D] [+] [+] [+] [G] [+] [+(C)] [+]  

Notation used:
+ = Beat marker
p = Pull-off

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