One Lady Dancing Composer: Henning Ohlenbusch Album: School for the Dead - The Chain CD [Verse 1] Bb In every town across the states, there’s a band on a stage Bb F And there’s only just one lady dancing. F Cm All these bands play one tune in a hundred saloons Cm F9 Bb And there’s always just one lady dancing. Bb So, some folks point their smokes and they crack a few jokes Bb F With the sweat on their beer bottles glistening. F Cm But the girl doesn’t mind and the band treats her kindly Cm F9 Bb At least they know someone is listening. Eb Ebm And the space on her face where her smile has been placed, Bb Has been subject to so much attention. Cm C7 She’s aware of their glares and she’s glad that she dares Cm F9 Bb To be judged under all their pretensions. [Verse 2] Bb In her life, at her home, at her job, she’s alone, Bb F And it feels like the weekend is stalling. F Cm And the days stretch and yawn until it’s suddenly upon her, Cm F9 Bb By Thursday the dance floor is calling. Eb Ebm Get a ride into town and she puts a few down, Bb Yes, she’s given up on the romancing. Cm C7 When the band plays a beat she jumps up to her feet, Cm F9 Bb And she’s only just one lady dancing. [Pre-Chorus Instrumental] Eb Bb F Bb Eb Bb F Bb [Chorus] Bb Bbmaj7 What’s her sin? Why the guilt? Bb7 Eb What’s this scene that we built? Is it all fashion? Cm Cmmaj7 Cm7 F Abaug When it’s music we hear, is it music we fear in our hearts? [Verse 3] Bb So the crowd disappears and the band disappears Bb F And the walls of the club are dissolving. F Cm And the girl spins around and she lifts off the ground. Cm F9 Bb Is she dying or is she evolving? Eb Ebm And some folks ask her why as she sails across the sky. Bb If she knows she just won’t say the answer. Cm C7 And they wave and they shout, “What’s it all about?” Cm F9 Bb “Please tell us, One Lady Dancer.” [Pre-Chorus Instrumental] Eb Bb F Bb Eb Bb F Bb [Chorus] Bb Bbmaj7 What’s her sin? Why the guilt? Bb7 Eb What’s this scene that we built? Is it all fashion? Cm Cmmaj7 Cm7 F Abaug When it’s music we hear, is it music we fear in our hearts?