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The Change Cage  Abney Park

<i></i>So...this is how I play it, but I'm sure it's likely played a full step lower than
how I play it, but it sounds correct none the less. >:) Anyways...for now I'll
post the basic chords with the lyrics and then add the specific tab parts later,
including the solo...and I hope if it's not correct, that it helps someone tab it
out more correctly...
I play it in Standard E A D G B e tuning, but like I said, it may be played a full
step lower if you know how to transpose...anyways
Also, the clean parts I usually play with some Chorus effect or Reverb...maybe
some good phaser mixed in there.
A, A, C, D
A, C, D(I like to let it ring out a bit, and tremolo/vibrato bend it a bit)
Verse(First half clean)
[A]I take a steam train to work
[C]Just like the one my fath[D]er took
[A]And I pass over the walls
[C]I see the people as[D] I look
(transtion from clean to distortion during these lyrics)
I see
Verse(second half heavy distortion(prolly use power chords))
[A] there's the block
For[C] folks with purple[D] skin
[A]There's the block for[C] folks who have no c[D]hin
[A]There's the block [C]for me & all my[D] kin
And o[A]ver there is[C] the change cage where w[D]e throw the rebels in
[A]I work the change cage
Here on our side of the wall
[C]And I will hold the key [B]until the day they say the cage will fall
Verse 2(first half clean)
[A]Walls of iron bolted with steel
[C]Two miles high that should[D] hide how we feel
[A]And in the city we've walled off each block
[C]This should work to segregate[D] any racial melting pot
Verse 2(second hald heavy distortion)
[A]Long ago we learned of the trouble
[C]When a man steps out of his [D]life's plastic bubble
[A]So we walled off the city, caged thoughts that were free
[C]And now our lives are safe from any [D]change that
Could have come between you & me
Repeat the CHORUS (2x)
Solo (I'll include this, with the tab later) (played over the verse chords)
Repeat the CHORUS (2x)
Verse 3(first half clean)
[A]They say an artist from block 616
[C]Revived some old art just [D]for his own kicks
[A]They say his pictures were lude
They say his women were nude
[C]So we throw them [D]inside
Verse 3(second half, heavy distortion)
[A]Well now that artist can run, he can hide
[C]But sooner or later we'll[D] throw him inside
[A]I don't think the people should see
Well that's not art t[C]o me
So we'll throw[D] them inside
Repeat CHORUS(a few times actually, I'll listen again, and put the excact outro chorus here)
And I will hold the key, until the day they say the cage will fall!
Have fun playing, this has been my favourite song for the longest time...I hope this helps!!

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