Arc of a Diver

From the Album "Arc of a Diver", released 1981 on Island Records
Words and Music by Steve Winwood and Viv Stanshall
Key of C-major. Time signature alla breva.


E7   Am                      Dm
She bathes me in sweetness I cannot reveal

G          E                   Am
  For sharing dreams I need my woman

                       Dm
This humble expression meagerly dressed

G             E             Am
  My eyes so mean it has no meaning

                      C/G              F    C/G      Am
Refrain - But jealous night and all her secret chords

                                   C/G      F   C/G   Fmaj7C
             I must be deaf on the telephone

                                         C  Dm/C  C
             I need my love to translate


               Dm   C/D     Dm      C/D   Dm  C   Dm/C
I play the piano    no more running hon - ey

C                Dm       C/D     Dm           C/D  Dm  C  Dm/C
This time to the sky I'll sing if clouds don't hear me

C               Dm      C/D  Dm     C/D  Dm  C  Dm/C
To the sun I'll cry and even if I'm blinded

     C          Dm C/D   Dm        C/D  Dm   C     Dm/C
I'll try moon gazer   because with you  I'm  stronger


Arc of a diver effortlessly,  my mind in sky and when I wake up
Daytime and nighttime I feel you near
Warm water breathing she helps me here
(refrain)

This time to the sky I'll sing if clouds don't hear me
To the sun I'll cry and even if I'm blinded
I'll try moon gazer because with you I'm stronger

Lean streaky music spawned on the streets I hear it but with you I had to go
'Cause my rock 'n' roll is putting on weight and the beat it goes on
Arc of a diver effortlessly,  my mind in sky and when I wake up
Daytime and nighttime I feel you near
Warm water breathing she helps me here
(refrain)

C           Dm/C         C              Dm  C/D  Dm  C/D
With you my love we're gonna raid the future

C           Dm/C         C                Dm  C/D  Dm  C/D
With you my love we're gonna stick up the past

C           DmC        C                Dm        C/D       Dm  C/D   C        Dm/C
We'll hold today to ransom 'til our new quartz clock stop       until yesterday

Smiling Phases