Short Break (Difford/Tilbrook)
(Words have been corrected to match recording)


INTRO
Dm        Eb        Dm        Eb
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VERSE
Dm                                                   Eb
    He raped her with his eyes the minute she walked into the office as

                                          Bb
she stretched to hang her coat behind the door he beamed a smile so

                   Dbm
big she could have filled it with helium and flown across the

            Cm                                       G
countryside he tried very hard to invite her out for lunch but like

                                          Bm
most women she could sense the underlying note of danger her

                        Dm                                   Ab
instincts kept him at a safe distance and then he made her a cup of coffee


and the steam rose across her face


CHORUS
C   Em/B        Eb  D7          Gm
    It could be you it could be me

F             Bbm  Db            Ebm
We'll have to wait we'll have to see

F            Gm   Bbm           Ebm
It's all for sale now that it's time

   F            Gm      (d c# c b)
To take a short break


VERSE
The sensation of safely driving like a little boy ambition going around
and round mountain roads makes a woman mad for attention she hides the car
keys he turns the place upside down he looks out the window
to see her driving off in the distance a cloud of
country dust feathers the sunlight as she smiles into the windscreen
all he can do is fold a coin through his fingers

CHORUS
It could be you it could be me
We'll have to wait we'll have to see
It's all for sale now that it's time
To take a short break

INSTRUMENTAL
Dm       (d c# c b)

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Dm       (d c# c b)
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Dm       (d c# c b)
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VERSE
There she is again this time with a pair of jeans being pulled slowly up
over the curves of her body he plays guitar in a rocking chair they
are the jeans of our forefathers these are the jeans of the 21st
century this is the new world where television and eye
become one as we look down the digital telescope into the future and
now it's time for a short break

CHORUS
C   Em/B        Eb  D7          Gm
    It could be you it could be me

F             Bbm  Db            Ebm
We'll have to wait we'll have to see

F            Gm   Bbm           Ebm
It's all for sale now that it's time

     F            C
It's lighter than air

Em/B        Eb    D7         Gm
Whiter than white draft in a can

F            Bbm   Db          Ebm
The price is right save as you go

    F             Gm   Bbm          Ebm
The drive of your life it's good to talk

F      C
We say hello

Em/B       Eb  D7          Gm
We say goodbye deep frozen days

F           Bbm Db          Ebm
It could be you it could be me

F            Gm   Bbm           Ebm
It's all for sale now that it's time

   F            Gm
To take a short break


To take a short break

Transcribed by Tony Andrews (andrewst@bigfoot.com)