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Fables Album  R.E.M

Feeling Gravitys Pull
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       (E) --------------------0--------------------------5har--
       (B) -12-------12------0---0----------7har----------5har--
       (G)----11-10----11-10----------------7har----------5har--
       (D)----------------------------------7har----------5har--
       (A)----------------------------------7har----------------
       (E)-------------------------7-7777-7------7-7777-7-------

{play the riff but start with the stuff on the 7th fret of
the low E string}
I fell asleep at just about every paragraph
Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around
Peel back the mountains peel back the sky
Stomp gravity into the floor
It's a Man Ray kind of sky
I'll show you what I can do with it
Time and distance are out of place here
{The riff is like this:
       (B) ------0------0------0------0----
       (G) ----0------0------0------0------
       (D) --------------------------------
       (A) -----------------------0--------
       (E) -0------2-------3---------------

Step up, step up, step up the sky is opening
With the lightest mind I felt gravity pull
Somewhere near the end it's sad
You can't do this I said I can
To shift sway rivers shift, oceans fall and mountains drift
It's a Man Ray kind of sky
I'll show you what I can do with it
Step up, step up, step up. The sky is opening.
        With the lightest mind, I felt gravity pul[C]l...
                ...onto my eye[D]lids. Ho[C]lding my he[D]ad straight-
        T[C]his is the easiest task I've ev[B]er had to do...
I fell asleep at just about every paragraph
Read the scene where gravity is pulling me around
Shift the swaying river's shift
Oceans fall and mountains drift
It's a Man Ray kind of sky
I'll show you what I can do with it
Time and distance are out of place here
This is the easiest task I've ever had to do...
Gravity pulls me down
Maps And Legends
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       Em   D2   Em   (A)  --0-h-2-----
                      (E)  --------3--3-0

Is he to be reached, he's not to be reached
Is he to be reached, he's not to be reached
       [D2]Call the [Em]fool in [D2]company[Em]
       [D2]On his [Em]own wher[F#m]e he'd rather [A]be
       [D2]Where he [Em]ought to [D2]be he s[Em]ees what [D2]you can't [Em]see, c[F#m]an't you see [A/Asus4]that
Maybe he's caught in the legend
maybe he's caught in the mood
Maybe these maps and legends
Have been misunderstood
Down the way the roads divided
Name me the places you have seen
Those who know what I don't know
Have heard of the yellow red and green
               [D]   [Dm]     [F]    [C]      [D]   [Dm]     [F]  [F] [D] [Dm] [F] [C]       The map that she's made him doesn't seem real
He just sees whatever he sees
Point to the legend point to the east
Point to the yellow red and green
Driver 8
========
The opening riff is :
1| | |
2| | 0 |
3| | 0 0 0 0 0 0 |
4| | 5 5 5 4 2 0 |
5| 2 0 2 3 | |
6| 0 0 2 3 | |
Finger: 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1
I find a slide up to the 5th fret with the second finger, and a fast
slide back down from the 4th to the 2nd with the first finger, makes
the second part more fluid, so I gave my fingering here as well.
This riff is repeated for the intro, and the second half of it
replaces the D/F# on the second and/or fourth line of some of the the
verses.
The chorus riff is :
1| |
2| |
3| |
4| 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 |
5| 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 |
6| 0 2 3 2 0 2 3 3 |
(repeat as needed)
One set of verses that seems to work (I got several) is :
(Intro Riff)
                    [Em]The walls a[Asus]re built [G]up, st[D/F#]one by stone
The fields divided, one by one
And the train conductor says, take a break, driver 8
Driver 8 take a break you've been on this shift too long
                    [D]And t[C]he train c[D]onductor s[C]ays, take a b[D]reak, driver 8
Driver 8 take a break, we can reach our destination
(Chorus Riff)
Still a ways away; but it's still a ways away...
I saw a treehouse on the outskirts of a farm
The power lines have floaters so the airplanes don't get snagged
Bells are ringing in the town again
The children look up, all they hear are sky blue bells ringing
(chorus)
                    [Am]Way to shield away th[C]e heat,
            [G]Way to put myse[D]lf to sleep
Way to shield away the heat
A way to put myself, my children to sleep
(Intro riff)
Pilots did this song, in a plane like that one
She is selling faith on the hotel crusade
Locomotive 8, southern crescent hear those bells ring again
This field of wheat is looking thin.
And the train conductor says
Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break
We've been on this shift too long
And the train conductor says, take a break, driver 8
Driver 8 take a break, we can reach our destination
(Chorus Riff)
Still a ways away; but it's still a ways away...
Driver 8
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       Riff:   (G) -------------------4---0---0---0---0---0---
               (D) ---------------s-5----5---5--4---2---0-----
               (A) --------2-0-2-3----------------------------
               (E) 0-0-2-3------------------------------------  repeat....

                T[Em]he walls are b[Am]uilt up s[G]tone by s[G/F#]tone
        T[Em]he fields divi[Am]ded one by o[G]ne[G/F#]
        A[Em]nd the train conductor s[Am]ays
        Take a b[G]reak driver 8[G/F#], driver 8[Em] take a b[Am]reak
        We've been o[G]n this shift too l[G/F#]ong
                A[D]nd the tra[C]in conductor says[D]
        Take a br[C]eak driver 8,[D] driver 8[C] take a brea[D]k
        We can re[C]ach our destina[Em]tion, b[Em/F#]ut we're s[Em/G]till a w[Em/F#]ays away[Em] [Em/F#] [Em/G] [Em/F#]
{on that part, you can play the Em Em/F# Em/G Em chords, or you can
play this riff:
       (D)------0-------0------0--------0--
       (A) ---2-------2------2-------2-----
       (E) -0-------2------3------2--------

Saw a treehouse on the outskirts of the farm
Power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged
Bells are ringing through the town again
Children look up all they hear is sky-blue bells ringing
                W[Am]ay to seal the hated h[C]eat
        W[G]ay to put myself to sl[D]eep
        W[Am]ay to seal the hated h[C]eat
        W[G]ay to put myself my ch[D/Dsus4]ildren to sleep
Pilot did this song in a plane like that one
She is selling faith on a hotel crusade
Locomotive 8, Southern Crescent hear the bells ring again
This field of wheat is looking thin
And the train conductor says
Take a break driver 8, driver 8 take a break
We've been on this shift too long
Life And How To Live It
=======================
Intro:
"C" "D"
       (B) ----5-------7--------5------5------5------------7----8---10----10----10-s-12
       (G) ------5--------5--------5------5--------5---------7----7----7-----7--------

(D) -xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
       (A) -3------3---------3-------3-------3--------3-s-5----5-----5---5-----5------

       (B) -7--7--7--5--5--x--x--5--x--x--5--5--s--7--7--x--x--
       (G) -5--5--5--5--5--7--7--5--7--7--5--5--s--7--7--9--7--9--7....
       (D) -5--5--5--x--x--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--s--7--7--7--7--9--7.....

       [C]Burn bright through the night, two [D]pockets lead the way
       [C]To yours to go between the [D]wall was razed today
       [C]To yours the names before your others and your o[D]wn
       [C]Keep these books well stocked away and t[D]ake your happy home
               My [G5]carpenter's out and [Gsus4]running about t[G]alking to the [Gsus4]street[D]
My pockets are out and running about
Walking in the street to tell what I have hidden there
Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way
To yours to go between the wall was razed today
Raze the walls the childish flaws the carpenters should wrestle
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best
{somewhere around her, there's that little break "Listen to the holler..."
chords are: F Fsus4 C D
The hills ringing hear the words in time
Listen to the holler listen to my walls within my tongue
When my ears go tin the air quicken tension build ________ inference suddenly
Life and how to live it
Raze the walls the childish flaws the carpenters should wrestle
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best
Read about the wisdom lost a knock a knock a knock
A secret knock one hammer's locked the other wisdom lost
Listen listen to the holler
I will write a book it will be called Life and How to Live It
Life And How To Live It
=======================
The intro slides between 2 chord positions, and you mainly pick
on the B,G, and D strings :
(C)********* (D)**********
       E-----3-------- ! -----5-------!
       B-----3-(5)-----! -----5-(7)---!
       G-----5---------! -----7-------!
       D-----5---------! -----7-------!
       A---------------! -------------!
       E---------------! -------------!

Through the rest of the song, it's almost all more C and D chords,
played in various ways, (mostly) on the top 4 strings. (There's one
F chord in there somewhere too.)
               (C)-------->(D)                    (C)---------->(D)
       E-----8-------- ! -----10------!      !--8---------!------10-----!
       B-----5---------! -----7-------!      !--8---------!------10-----!
       G-----5---------! -----7-------!      !--9---------!------12-----!
       D-----5---------! -----7-------!      !------------!-------------!
       A---------------! -------------!      !------------!-------------!
       E---------------! -------------!      !------------! ------------!
               (C)-------->(D)                    (C)---------->(D)
       E-----3-------- ! -----5-------!      !---0--------!------0------!
       B-----5---------! -----7-------!      !---5--------!------7------!
       G-----5---------! -----7-------!      !---5--------!------7------!
       D-----5---------! -----7-------!      !---5--------!------7------!
       A---------------! -------------!      !------------!-------------!
       E---------------! -------------!      !------------! ------------!

Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way
To yours to go between the wall was razed today
To yours the names to call your others and your own
Keep these books well stocked away and take your happy home
My carpenter's out and running about talking to the street
My pockets are out and running about
Walking in the street to tell what I have hidden there
Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way
To yours to go between the wall was razed today
Raze the walls the tiniest flaws the carpenter should rest
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best
The hills ringing hear the words in time
Listen to the holler listen to my walls within my tongue
When my ears go tin the air quicken tension build ________ inference
suddenly
Life and how to live it
Raze the walls the tiniest flaws the carpenter should rest
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best
Read about the wisdom ______________________________
A secret knock one hammer's locked the other wisdom lost
Listen listen to the holler
I will write a book it will be called Life and How to Live It
Can'T Get There From Here
=========================
       [Bm7]When [Bm]the [C#m]world is a [B]monster
       [Bm7]Bad [Bm]to sw[C#m]allow you w[B]hole
E B G# (open B and E strings)
Kick the clay that holds those teeth in
G6 F# (open B and E strings)
Throw your troubles out the door
               [Bm7]If y[Bm]ou're[C#m] needing ins[B]piration
       [Bm7]Philom[C#m]ath is where I g[B]o[B7]
       [E]Lawyer Jeff he knows the [B]lowd[G#]own
       [G6]He's mighty glad to visit [F#]home
               [E]I've been [A]there I k[F#]now the [B]way
Can't get there from here
.......F#
When your hands are feeling empty
Stick heads jumpin off the ground, 'round
Tris is sure to shirr the deers out
Run away sing my song
               [B]Hands down C[D]alechee bound[A] [B]
       [B]Landlocked k[D]iss the ground[A] [B]
Dirt of seven continents going round and round
Go on ahead Mr. Citywide hypnotized, suit and tied
Gentlemen, testify
.....F#
If your world is a monster
Bad to swallow you whole
Philomath they know the lowdown
Throw your troubles out the door
Can't Get There From Here
=========================
               [Bm7]When [Bm]the [C#m]world is a [B]monster
       [Bm7]Bad [Bm]to sw[C#m]allow you w[B]hole
E B G# (open B and E strings)
Kick the clay that holds those teeth in
G6 F# (open B and E strings)
Throw your troubles out the door
               [Bm7]If y[Bm]ou're[C#m] needing ins[B]piration
       [Bm7]Philom[C#m]ath is where I g[B]o[B7]
       [E]Lawyer Jeff he knows the [B]lowd[G#]own
       [G6]He's mighty glad to visit [F#]home
               [E]I've been [A]there I k[F#]now the [B]way
Can't get there from here
.......F#
When your hands are feeling empty
Stick heads jumpin off the ground, 'round
Tris is sure to shirr the deers out
Run away sing my song
               [B]Hands down C[D]alechee bound[A] [B]
       [B]Landlocked k[D]iss the ground[A] [B]
Dirt of seven continents going round and round
Go on ahead Mr. Citywide hypnotized, suit and tied
Gentlemen, testify
.....F#
If your world is a monster
Bad to swallow you whole
Philomath they know the lowdown
Throw your troubles out the door
Wendell Gee
===========
               [C]    That's when Wendell [Dm]Gee
G d g c (Bass in lower case)
Takes a tug upon the string that held a line of trees
       [C]    Behind the house he [Dm]lived in
       He was [G]reared to give [d]respect
g c F
But somehwere down the line he chose
       To whistle as the [C]wind [Em]blows[F]
       To whistle as the [C]wind [G]blows through the [C]trees
       He had a dream one [Dm]night...
...and so on until it ends on a very sad C.
Noe I sure hope the lower case letters don't confuse you;
The guitar stays on G while mike is doing this country kind of thing.
That's when Wendell Gee takes a tug
Upon the string that held the line of trees
Behind the house he lived in
He was reared to give respect
But somewhere down the line he chose
To whistle as the wind blows
Whistle as the wind blows through the leaves
He had a dream one night
That the tree had lost its middle
So he built a trunk of chicken wire
To try to hold it up but the wire the wire turned to lizard skin
And when he climbed it sagged
There wasn't even time to say
Goodbye to Wendell Gee
So whistle as the wind blows
Whistle as the wind blows through the leaves
If the wind were colors
And if the air could speak
Then whistle as the wind blows
Whistle as the wind blows
Wendell Gee
===========
                [C]That's when Wendell G[Dm]ee takes a tug
        Up[G]on the str[G7]ing that he[Em]ld the line of tr[G]ees
        [C]Behind the house he l[Dm]ived in
        He was rea[G]red to give re[G7]spect
        But so[Em]mewhere down the li[G]ne he cho[F]se
        To whistle as the wi[C]nd[Em]  b[F]lows
        W[F]histle as the w[C]ind   b[G]lows through the l[C]eaves
He had a dream one night
That the tree had lost its middle
So he built a trunk of chicken wire
To try to hold it up but the wire the wire turned to lizard skin
And when he climbed it sagged
        T[F]here wasn't even ti[C]me to say[Em] [F]
        G[F]oodbye to Wendell G[C]ee[G] [F]
        So whistle as the wi[C]nd blows[Em] [F]
C G C (2nd time, play F)
Whistle as the wind blows through the leaves
                If the wind were c[C]olors[Em] [F]
        And if the air could sp[C]eak[G] [F]
        Then whistle as the wi[C]nd blow[Em]s[F]
        Whistle as the w[C]ind bl[G]ows   [C]

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