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Lirik dan Chord Lagu White Knuckles - Elvis Costello

Kompas.com - 22/02/2024, 14:55 WIB
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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Penyanyi dan penulis lagu asal Inggris, Elvis Costello mengeluarkan lagu berjudul “White Knuckles” pada tahun 1981.

Lagu tersebut diciptakan sendiri olehnya merupakan bagian dari album studio kelima yang bertajuk Truth.

Album bergenre pop rock tersebut dirilis melalui label F-Beat Records dan berhasil menduduki posisi kesembilan di UK Albums Chart.

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Berikut ini lirik dan chord lagu “White Knuckles” dari Elvis Costello.

 

[Intro]
E A E A E A E G#m A

[Verse 1]
C#m    B                       A           E           F#m           B  G#m A
White knuckles came down to put the frighteners on
C#m    B                  A                  E           F#m       E
I believe she's the one that he's got his heart set on
C#m          B                     C#m            B
It doesn't matter if your face doesn't fit
A                G#m           F#m
There's no charge for changing it

[Pre-Chorus)
Bm           F#m G
Oooh ooh
                               A
What are you doing
Bm                                     F#m
You see right through him
G
You don't have to take it when he gets cruel

E C#m B

[Chorus]
E
White knuckles on black and blue skin
E
You don't have to take it so you just give in
E
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
                                                                   G#m A
He never found out what the kisser was for

[Verse 2]
C#m     B                    A                         E               F#m    B    G#m A
Losing face with the boys while she's whispering in his ear
C#m   B                  A                   E            F#m        E
They never found out why they called it laughing gear
C#m             B                    C#m                   B
Maybe they weren't loved when they were young
A                 G#m           F#m
Maybe they should be hung by their tongues

[Pre-Chorus]
Bm           F#m G
Oooh ooh
                                             A
Under the blankets with the body jerk
B#m                            F#m
He needs her like the axe needs the turkey
G
Making a mockery of his fancy footwork

E C#m B

[Chorus]
E
White knuckles on black and blue skin
E
He didn't mean to hit her but she kept laughing
E
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
                                                                    G#m A
He never found out what the kisser was for

[Verse 3]
C#m      B                          A         E                           F#m             B         A E F#m E G#m A
There's always someone new to toy with when the penny drops in the slot
C#m B                  A                   E           F#m
Now it's all petty crime on the news at nine
          B               A E
But it's all she's got
C#m             B                  C#m                        B
Love on the never never dreams don't come cheap
A          G#m         F#m
I don't close my eyes when I go to sleep

[Pre-Chorus]
Bm           F#m G
Oooh ooh
                     A
It gets right under your skin
B#m                                        F#m
It makes you as miserable as sin but
G
You don't have to take it so you just give in

E C#m B

[Chorus]
E
White knuckles on black and blue skin
E
He didn't mean to hit her but she kept laughing
E
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
E
E
He never found out what the kisser was for
E
White knuckles on black and blue skin
E
You don't have to take it so you just give in
E
White knuckles sweatin' on the headboard
E
He never found out what the kisser was for

[Outro]
F                               G           C
Why don't you come round anymore

F G         C
Mama said
C
He's using you
F  G       C
Sister said
C
I told you so too
           F            G                C
When he goes through your head
                                      E G
You took him to be true

 

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