And She Was

Words & Music:

David Byrne (Talking Heads)


Thanks to Christian Korbanka, Cologne, Germany for the chords.


E           A            E                     A                E  [etc.]

And she was lying in the grass.  And she could hear the highway breathing.

And she could see a nearby factory.  She's making sure she is not dreaming.



Bb      F              C         F      Bb         C           F

See the lights of the neighbor's house; now, she's starting to rise.

Bb       F       C         F   Bb        G      C

Take a minute to concentrate & she opens up her eyes.



E               A            D             A                 E  A  D  A

The world was moving, she was right there with it.  And she was...

E               A           D           A                 E  A  D  A

The world was moving, she was floating above it.  And she was...


And she was drifting through the backyard.  And she was taking off her dress.

And she was moving very slowly, rising up above the earth.

Moving into the universe; drifting this way and that.

Not touching the ground at all; up above the yard.





         Bm                                G

She was glad about it; no doubt about it.  She isn't sure about where she's gone


No time to think about what to tell them.

G                                                E    A    E

No time to think about what she's done.  And she was...


And she was looking at herself.  And things were looking like a movie.

She had a pleasant elevation.  She's moving out in all directions.


PRE-CHORUS:  [lyrics are only "Oh, oh, oh!" for all lines]





E             A         D       A              E      A    D    A

Joining the world of missing persons.  And she was...

E         A      D       A               E

Missing enough to feel alright.  And she was...


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