Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Ab/Eb  /Eb /F /G /Ab /G /F /Eb  Db  /Eb /F /Gb /F /Db

Ab/Eb                         Db/Eb     Ab/Eb   Db
When I think of those East End lights,    muggy nights
       Ab/C                        Gb/Bb                  Db/Ab
The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
  Gb                                         Ab
Prima Donna lord you really should have been there
 Gb                                   Ab                     Db
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
               Dbm                                                 Bb7
And it's one more beer and I don't hear you anymore
           Db
We've all gone crazy lately
       Bb/D                                                     Ab/Eb           Eb
My friends out there rolling round the basement floor


Db                                  Ab/C           Bbm             Ab/C
And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
Db                                Ab/C              Bbm   
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
        Ab/C   Dbmaj7                Ab/C
You nearly  had me roped and tied
Db                   Bb/D
Altar-bound, hypnotized
                  Ab/Eb    
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
               Bb7/F
You're a butterfly
        Db       
And butterflies are free to fly
Bb/D        Ab/Eb      C7   Db     Ab/C   Bbm    /Ab
Fly away, high away, bye bye

Gb       /Db     
Ab/Eb  /Eb /F /G /Ab /G /F /Eb  Db  /Eb /F /Gb /F /Db


I never realized the passing hours of evening showers
A slip noose hanging in my darkest dreams
I'm strangled by your haunted social scene
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen
It's four o'clock in the morning
Damn it listen to me good
I'm sleeping with myself tonight
Saved in time, thank God my music's still alive


Bbm                                                             Ab/C
And I would have walked head on into the deep end of the river
Fm7
Clinging to your stocks and bonds
                     Db/Ab
Paying your H.P. demands forever
Bbm                                                               Ab/C
They're coming in the morning with a truck to take me home
Fm7                                            Db/Ab
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Fm7                                            Db/Ab
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Fm7
Someone saved my life tonight
Db/Ab                                                           Bb7
So save your strength and run the field you play alone   

Ab/Eb                                                                           Db
Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

1975 Big Pig Music Limited