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Life Becoming a Landslide  Manic Street Preachers

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 18:04:49 +0000 (GMT)
From: Matt Nicholls
Subject: Manic Street Preachers
Life Becoming A Landslide
 
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This song was recorded by the Manic Street Preachers in 1992. It is from
the album "Gold Against The Soul".
Music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore
Lyrics by Richey James and Nicky Wire
Tabbed by Matt Nicholls
Verse 1
 
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During this the classical guitars plays along with the singer with various
little bits added on. It goes something likes this (repeat x4):
 
 E-----------------------------5-5--3-1--
 B-3--1-3-6-5--5-6-5-3-1-----------------
 G-----------------------3-2-3-----------
 D---------------------------------------
 A---------------------------------------
 E---------------------------------------

(Add a few steps inbetween notes and experiment with a few hammer-ons
and pull-offs)
Childbirth tears upon her muscles
Very first, second a screaming icon
Babies in time barely even recognise
Words that once stroked now bruising tired lips
Bridge (Let chords ring)
 
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My [Dm]idea of love comes [C]from
A childhood [Bb]glimpse of pornogra[C]phy
Though there [Dm]is no true [C]love
Just a [Bb]finely tuned jealou[C]sy
Chorus
 
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[C]Life becoming a [F]landslide[Dm]
Ice [Bb]freezing, nature [C]dead
Life becoming a [F]landslide[Dm]
I don't [Bb]wanna be a [C]man
Verse 2
 
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Here the guitars and bass come in heavy, playing something likes this
 
 E---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-7---7-8-5-3---1-0-1-12-8

Everyday more numb to agony
This the howl, this the sigh of the lonely
One day I realise oil on canvas
Can never paint a petal oh so delicate
Bridge
 
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Let chords ring as before
Chorus
 
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Repeat the chorus twice
Instrumental Verse
 
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Second Chorus
 
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Same chords as first chorus
Life becoming a landslide
A mile empty inside
Life becoming a landslide
Desire on its knees
Repeat and end on
De[Bb]sire on its [C]knees
Comments, questions and correspondance to mattn@innocent.com

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