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Total Eclipse of the Heart

Words & Music by Jim Steinman

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lit - tle bit lone - ly and youre nev - er com - in round.


lit - tle bit rest - less and
I dream of some- thin wild.

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Ev -ry now and then I get a


Ev -ry now and then I get a

lit - tle bit tired


of lis - tening to the sound of my tears.
lit - tle bit help - less and I'm ly - in like a child in your arms.

Copyright 1982 Lost Boys Music/EMI Virgin Music Limited, 127 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H0EA

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Ev -ry now and then I get a


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lit - tle bit ner - vous that the best of all the years have gone by.
lit - tle bit ang - ry and I know Ive got to get out and cry.

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lit - tle bit ter - ri - fied and then I see the look in your
lit - tle bit ter - ri - fied but then I see the look in your

eyes.)

Ev - ry now and then

fall

part.

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And

need


you

now


to - night,

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and

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need

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you

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hold

me

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well be hold - ing

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on

for - ev - er.

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it

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right.

cause well nev - er be

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wrong.

To - geth - er we can take it

your

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love

to the end of the line,

is

like

sha - dow on

me

all

of

the

time.


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of

the

time.

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To Coda

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dont know what to do and Im al - ways in the dark.

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Were liv - ing in a pow - der keg and giv - ing off

sparks.

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A/C

E/B

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real - ly need you

to - night,

for - ev

to - night.

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a time

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love

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on - ly

fall - ing

part.

but

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night.
Once up - on

now

to -

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ers gon - na start


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A/C

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no - thing I

can do,

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of

the

heart.

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Once up - on

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A/C

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a time there was light in

my

life

but

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now theres on - ly love in the

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dark.

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heart.

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Coda

A/C

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I real - ly need you to - night,

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to -

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for - ev - ers gon - na start to - night.

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night.
Once up - on

a time

I was fall - ing in

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love

but

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now Im on - ly fall - ing a - part.

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No - thing I can say,

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a to - tal e - clipse of the heart.

to - tal

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the heart.