The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys

Released on the album "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" in 1971 on Island Records.
Words and music by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi.
Key signature A minor. Time signature 4/4.


Am                                        Bm
If you see something that looks like a star
And it's shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can't escape from the sound
Don't worry too much it'll happen to you
We were children once playing with toys

        A                           E
And the thing that you're hearing is only the sound

        G            D           C
Of the low spark of high-heeled boys

A7 D A7 A7                              D        A7
The percentage you're paying is too high priced

A7                                    D A7
While you're living beyond all you're means

A7                               D            A7
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car

         G                        D
From the profit he's made on your dreams

      G                          D
But today you just read that the man was shot dead

     G                        D
By a gun that didn't make any noise

       A                      E
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest

        G            D           C
Was the low spark of high-heeled boys.

Am Bm

Am                              Bm
If you had just a minute to breathe
And they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance
Or something similar as this
Don't worry too much it'll happen to you
As sure as your sorrows are joys

        A                         E
And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound

       G            D           C
Of the low spark of high-heeled boys

Chorus

Am Bm

Am                                Bm
If I gave you everything that I owned
And asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you
Or take me for a ride
And strip me of everything including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys

        A                         E
And the sound that disturbs you is only the sound

       G            D           C
Of the low spark of high-heeled boys

Smiling Phases