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"Spotlight" by Dave Matthews

"Spotlight" by Dave Matthews
From the Solo Acoustic Show 09/11/92 - DKE House at Univ of Virginia
Transcribed by Tony Duckles
Last Modified: Aug 24, 2002
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Tuning:  Normal
Capo:    None

INTRO / PRE-VERSES

  In the spotlight     life is so  peachy    yeah yeah yeah yeah
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  Wouldn't you like to retire  with a million
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1ST VERSE LEAD-IN:

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VERSES:

  A million beating  hearts . . .
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CHORUS:

      Big city         Black city  rising up around me  steal my soul away . . .
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POST-CHORUS:

 But all out in the world the night it crawls it falls much harder . . .
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Lyrics:
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In the Spotlight life is so peachy yeah, yeah, yeah
Wouldn't you like to retire with a million?

A million beating hearts
Behind brick and cold steel piping
Fighting for the top
Fighting for the room to breathe
Bench parks sleepers lie
Cold blanket bedless babies
Here this must stop
I cannot stay

Damn you, big city, black city
Rising up around me, steal my soul away
Big city, black city
Rise and take me over, steal my soul away
But all out in this world
The night it crawls it falls much harder than i recall
Out in this world
A siren calls from every corner

In the Spotlight life is so peachy, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
All of us in the Spotlight for a reason, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Caught for stealing somebody's riches, no, no, no, no
Wouldn't you like to retire with a million bucks?
Yeah

Came here from a small town
I see my dreams here in the big city
Sour dissapointment
I cannot stay

Damn you, big city, black city
Rising up around me, steal my soul away
Big city, black city
Rise and take me over, steal my soul away
But all out in this world
The night it crawls it falls much harder than i recall
Out in this world
A siren calls from every corner

In the Spotlight life is so peachy, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
All of us in the spotlight for a reason, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Caught for stealing somebody's riches, no, no, no, no
Wouldn't you like to retire with a million bucks
Yeah...

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