To The Bone

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

In the back of a record rack
There's a old double pack
Twelve inches and black
With an old crumpled cover
But every track is stacked

And it takes me back
To the one who caused this melancholy mood
And every single groove
Cuts me to the bone
Yeah, she rocks me to the bone

I took her back to my bachelor flat
While the stereo played for two
She unwrapped her gift
And played me a riff
And said, "this old record was just made for you"

Then we danced to songs of passion and
The singer's velvet tones
On the gramaphone
While the record played
She rocks me to the bone
Knocks me to the bone

Those those rock n' roll romantic songs
Played all summer long
And she rocks me to the bone
Knocks me to the bone.

Yeah, she rocks me to the bone
Yeah, she rocks me to the bone

In dreams she's smiling in slow motion
Devouring all of my emotion
Angels singing rock 'n' roll
While demons take away my soul

Voices sound, her image fades
Every time that record plays
She rocks me to the bone
Knocks me to the bone

In my back room there's an old 45
That we played all summer long
Shakin the beams so loud it covered up the screams
When lover's harmony went oh so wrong

And in every word emotion is torn
And blood flows down the drain
Like she opened up a vein
And cut me to the bone
Yeah, she rocks me to the bone

And now i'm just a prisoner
In that stereo Hi-Fi jail
The needle pierced just like a nail
As she rocks me to the bone
Knocks me to the bone

Do do do do do do do
She rocks me to the bone

Yeah, she rocks me to the bone
Yeah, she rocks me to the bone

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded Mar-Apr 1996 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 2? Dec, 1996 USA Guardian DPRO-7087 6 10080 2 9 CD single
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, radio edit, recorded Mar-Apr 1996 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
To The Bone 2? Dec, 1996 USA Guardian DPRO-7087 6 10080 2 9 CD single

Ray Davies' demo (4:27), recorded 1995? at (probably) Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
To The Bone 2? Dec, 1996 USA Guardian DPRO-7087 6 10080 2 9 CD single
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 2000
The Great Lost KPS Album - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jul 2000 UK Pie KPSCD003 CD
2KINKY2 - Yurow Apr 2001 Holland L-E Records CD

stereo mix, by the Friday's, recorded 2005
Face To Face With The Kinks - Friday's 2005 Germany (self published) - CD


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