Closer to the heart

Rush

from the album, "A Farewell to Kings"
Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Talbot

 AGDGA
And the men who hold high places must be the ones who start
 AGDAG
to mold a new re-ality closer to the heart.
 DAG
 Closer to the heart.

 AGDGA
The blacksmith and the artist re-flect it in their art.
 AGDAG
They forge their crea-tivity closer to the heart.
 DAG
 Closer to the heart.

 AGDGA
Phi-losophers and plowmen each must know his part
 AGDAG
to sow a new men-tality closer to the heart,  yes.
 DAG
 Closer to the heart.
 DAG
 Yeaaaaa-aaaaah ohhhhh

 AGDGA
Woah, you can be the captain and I will draw the chart.
 AGDAG
 sailing into destiny closer to the heart.
 DAG
 Closer to the heart.
 DAG
Well, closer to the heart.

 AG
 Oh yeah
 DAG
 Closer to the heart.
 DAG
 Closer to the heart.
 DAG
I said closer to the heart.
 DAG
Well closer to the heart.
 DAG
Yeah closer to your heart.
 DAG
 Closer to your heart.
 D
Whoa-ooooh ...

Intro - played on an acoustic 12-string
A(add9)
e:-5------7-------4-------5--5-----4------------------------------|
B:---0------0-------0----------------7--5-------------------------|
G:-----6------6-------6--------6----------6-----------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat 3 times:
e:---5------7------4------5------4-----------------------------------|
B:-----0------0------0------0------7--5------------------------------|
G:o-------------6------6------6---------6---------------------------o|
D:o------7----------------------------------------------------------o|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1
G D(add9) Fmaj7
e:-------0------------0------------0------------------------------|
B:-----3---3--------3---3--------1---1----------------------------|
G:---4------------2------------2---------2------------------------|
D:-5--------5s4-4--------4s3-3-----------3------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
Asus2 Asus4 A
e:---------------------0------------------------------------------|
B:--0--3--2---2----0h2-------0--3--2------------------------------|
G:--2--2--2------------------2--2--2------------------------------|
D:--2--2--2-----2------------2--2--2------------------------------|
A:--0--0--0------------------0--0--0------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 2 - bells arr. for guitar (don't play if your drummer has these bells!)
e:--10~------------------------10~--------------------------------|
B:-------10---8~--7---8---10--------10---8~-----------------------|
G:--11~------------------------11~--------------------------------|
D:-------11---9~--7---9---11--------11---9~-----------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

Song progression:
Intro x1 (repeat second measure 3 times)
Riff 1 x1 (This part is played on a 6-string acoustic)
Riff 2 x1 (Rhythm during solo is: strum D G C A at 4/4 time, changing chords each measure)
 Guitar Solo
 
e:--10b12~~-----10~~----8~----------------7---9-10--9-10-12-------|
B:--10b12~~-----10~~----8~------7--8--10------7-8-----------------|
G:----------------------9~------7--7--7---------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-10-12-14--12-14-15--12-14-15--14-15-17--17b19~---17b19---------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-17b19---17b19r17--12-14-15---15b17---15b16---15b17~------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------15-14-15-14-15-14-15-14-|
B:-15b17r15--15~-15~---17b19r17--17~-17~-----15-14-15-14-15-14-15-14-|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-15b17~-17-17~-----------10-------------------------------------|
B:-15b17~-17-17~---10b12---10---10b12r10---7s8s7------------------|
G:------------------9b11---------9b11r9----6s7s6----9--7--9b10----|
D:--------------------------------------------------9--7--9b10----|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------------3-3--3-3-2---|
G:--7~-----4p0---2--2--4b5--4b5~--4~---4b5r4------2-2--2-2-2---|
D:--7~-----4p0---2--2--4b5--4b5~--4~---4b5r4-------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-4s5----------------------------------------------------------|
B:-4s5----------------------------------------------------------|
G:-5s6----------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro x1 (repeat second measure 3 times)
e:--------------------------------------17b19~------------|
B:--3b5~----------7b9~-------15b17~-----20b22~------------|
G:--5b7~----------9b11~------17b19~-----------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------|

Corrected by James McCormick. View original
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