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Capo 5th fret 
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On a warm night in March on a dark disco floor 
I danced up a storm like I'd never before 
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Every step in the book and then some that weren't listed 
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For a song or two I felt nothing else existed 

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Now if a dream curled at your feet you'd take it home and name it 
I'm struggling now to find something to blame it on 
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Strobing effects or perhaps it was that dress 
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But my eye was captured by a beautiful actress 

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Now the minutiae's still my memory writ large 
As she danced nearer me with her coy entourage 
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She tugged at the scarf round her neck it came loose 
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She flung it and hung it from the disc jockey's booth 

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But before I continue one moments reprieve 
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I grant you dear audience a chance to leave 
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For my tale never ends in that it never started 
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When the house lights came on I'd already departed 

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No not one word was spoken nor a glance exchanged  
When the sun rose next morning the world hadn't changed 
      C5            D5            G5  
See we only touched elbows is the plain naked truth 
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And I can't even back up my story with proof 

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We only touched elbows, felt our bones clunk together 
Then the moment was over in a falling feather 
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An accident sure but it happened I'll wrangle 
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Our elbows did touch our arms at right angles 

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Now there's naught the nosey observer could've guessed 
But the rock and roll drummer inside of my chest 
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Everyone's seen her films and I'll whisper her name 
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That we only touched elbows is not such a shame 

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For the world's getting crowded and I can't see a lapse 
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It's not about leaving spaces but filling the gaps 
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We're all bumping and knocking strangers all the time 
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Sometimes we don't notice, mostly we don't mind 

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A foot brushes your ankle on a peak hour bus 
Someone's hand on the small of your back as they pass 
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A shopkeepers fingers while handing you change 
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Can lightly brush yours without feeling too strange  

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But why I felt so alive I can't quite determine 
There could be a word to explain it in German 
      C5            D5        G5 
Some take others home waking up to regret it 
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We only touched elbows and I'll never forget it 

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Now the innocent DJ still spins his black moons 
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And keeps us all moving with his faithful tunes 
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And the lights nod in synch, they're mechanically powered 
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We only touched elbows and I still haven't showered
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