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The Apologist  R.E.M

They call [Am]me the  [Bm]  apo[Am(C]logist[Bm],      and no[Am]w that I'm[Bm] at pea[Am(C]k,[Bm]
You know [Am]at first[Bm] it rea[Am(C]lly hur[Bm]t, we jo[Am]ke a[Bm]bout these thing[Am(C]s,[Bm]
I've sk[Am]irted al[Bm]l my dif[Am(C]ferences[Bm], but no[Am]w I'm facin[Bm]g up,[Am(C] [Bm]
I w[Am]anted to[Bm] ap[Am(C]ologise[Bm]         fo[Am]r ever[Bm]ything [Am(C]I was, [Bm]So,
[C]I'm sorry, So s[D]orry, So sorry[F], So sorry,[G]
[C]I'm sorry, So so[D]rry, So sorry,[F] [F]
[Am]Did you un[Bm]dersta[Am(C]nd me rig[Bm]ht? The people[Am] here are[Bm] good.[Am(C] [Bm]
They t[Am]ell me wha[Bm]t I sho[Am(C]uld have done,[Bm] and offer wh[Am]at I c[Bm]ould,[Am(C] [Bm]
I[Am]'m g[Bm]ood, [Am(C]all is [Bm]good,  [Am]     [Bm] All[Am(C]'s well, [Bm]no complaints,
W[Am]hen I fe[Bm]el re[Am(C]gret, [Bm]          [Am]    I get [Bm]down on m[Am(C]y knees [Bm]and pray,
[C]I'm sorry (So sorry), So sorry (So[D] sorry),
[F]So sorry (So sorry), So sorry (So[G] sorry),
I[C]'m sorry (So sorry), So sorry ([D]So sorry),
[F] So sorry (So sorry),[F]
| Am/Bm | Am(C)/Bm | Am/Bm | Am(C)/Bm |
[C]I live a simple [D]life, unfettered [F]by complex sweets,[G]
[C]You think this isn't me? Don't [D]be weak, There I go.    [F]             [F]
[Am]I'm so s[Bm]orry,[Am(C] [Bm] [Am] [Bm] [Am(C] [Bm]
[Am]Thank you[Bm] for be[Am(C]ing ther[Bm]e for me, [Am]thank you [Bm]for liste[Am(C]ning, go[Bm]odbye,
[Am]         [Bm]       [Am(C]        [Bm]          [Am]  [Bm] [Am(C] [Bm] [Am]    I can[Bm] forfei[Am(C]t selfi[Bm]shness,   [Am] I hope fo[Bm]r you that [Am(C]you appl[Bm]y,
This ha[Am]ppiness,[Bm]      [Am(C]      [Bm] This peac[Am]efulness. [Bm] [Am(C] [Bm]
[C] I'm sorry (So sorry), So sorry (S[D]o sorry),
S[F]o sorry (So sorry), So sorry (So[G] sorry),
I[C]'m sorry (So sorry), So sorry ([D]So sorry),
[F] So sorry (So sorry),[F]
[C]I live a simple [D]life, unfettered [F]by complex sweets,[G]
[C] You think this isn't me? Don't[D] be weak, There I go.   [F]             [F]
[Am] I'm so [Bm]sorry,[Am(C] [Bm] [Am] [Bm] [Am(C] [Bm]
[Am]Thank you[Bm] for be[Am(C]ing ther[Bm]e for me, [Am]thank you [Bm]for liste[Am(C]ning, go[Bm]odbye,
[Am]         [Bm]       [Am(C]        [Bm]          [Am]  [Bm] [Am(C] [Bm] [Am]         [Bm]       [Am(C]       [Bm]          [Am]   [Bm] [Am(C] [Bm]                                                                                            
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Solo:
Tabbed by Chris Lawrence (mustang@islandnet.com)
Use finger vibrato on most of the notes..
E---------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------
G--2--4--5---12-11-9/7-9---7-5-5/7-5-4--
D---------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------
G--2--4--5---12-11-9/7-9---7-5-7b-7b-7^5-5- b = bend
D------------------------------------------ ^ = pull-off
A------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------

then stipe begins singing the "i live a simple life" part, and the solo
continues..
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
G--7\9-7--9-7-10--7--10\12-12--9-10/----5--7\9-7---7-10--7--10\12-12b-
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

[----]THE APOLOGIST
tabbed by miKe. (ericseis@hotmail.com)
(second half of solo from Chris Lawrence)
This is a cool song played mostly by jamming on Am (open or fifth fret).
Just pile on the distortion and hit single or pairs of strings in the chord
pretty much at random. As long as you keep the 'feel' of the song you can't go
far wrong.
Near the end of the song, as things lose what little definition they had, just attack
the Am(V) and interject with little riffs and jams.
Little Riffs:
e|--7-8b-7-5----5----   or      e|--7-8-/11--   perhaps  e|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---
b|-----------8-(5)---  maybe    b|-----------    this    b|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---

Am riff: (this is the odd organ backing)
g|--6-8--6/8/6--
d|--7-9--7/9/7--

End riff: (this is the riff that gets played in the final 'bridge')
g|------4--4-5
d|--7--7------

[Am]They call me the apologist, and now that I'm at peak,
You know at first it really hurt, we joke about these things,
I've skirted all my differences, but now I'm facing up,
I wanted to apologise for everything I was, so,
[C]I'm sorry, [D]So sorry, [F]So sorry, [G]So sorry,
[C]I'm sorry, [D]So sorry, [F]So sorry,
Am (+Am riff)
Did you understand me right? The people here are good.
They tell me what I should have done, and offer what I could,
(break)
I'm good, all is good,
All's well, no complaints,
Am (+Am riff)
When I feel regret, I get down on my knees and pray,
[C]I'm sorry (So sorry), [D]So sorry (So sorry),
[F]So sorry (So sorry), [G]So sorry (So sorry),
[C]I'm sorry (So sorry), [D]So sorry (So sorry),
[F]So sorry (So sorry),
Solo:
e|---------------------------|---------------5-----------------
b|-------8-7-5---5-----------|-------8-7-5---5-----------------
g|---4-5-------7---7-5-7-5-4-|---4-5-------7---7-5-7b-7b-7p5-5-
d|-7-------------------------|-7-------------------------------

this part is played under the "I live a simple life")
b|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------
g|-7/9-7--9-7-10--7--10/12-12--9-10/-|-5--7/9-7--7-10--7-10/12-12b-
d|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------

[C]I live a [D]simple life,[F] unfettered by [G]complex sweets,
[C]You think this isn't [D]me? Don't be [F]weak, there I go.
Am(V)
I'm so sorry,
Thank you for being there for me, thank you for listening, goodbye,
(with little riffs)
I can forfeit selfishness, I hope for you that you apply
this happiness, this peacefulness, this peacefulness.
[C]I'm sorry (So sorry), [D]So sorry (So sorry),
[F]So sorry (So sorry), [G]So sorry (So sorry),
[C]I'm sorry (So sorry), [D]So sorry (So sorry),
[F]So sorry (So sorry),
[C]I live a [D]simple life,[F] unfettered by [G]complex sweets,
[C]You think this isn't [D]me? That's so [F]sweet, there I go.
Am(V) (with little riffs and End riffs)
I'm so sorry,
Thank you for being there for me, thank you for listening, goodbye.
(end on picking up through the open Am)

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