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Pornography  The Cure

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**THE COMPLETE PORNOGRAPHY?S CHORD CHART **
compilated by: graph_sas
Words by: Robert Smith
Music by: The Cure
From the recognized 1982?s album ?Pornography? from The Cure
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++++++++++++DATE: April 11th, 2009+++++++++++++++
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WARNING: The following compilation of chords is personal and free on the album published
Fiction Records in 1982 for The Cure and only with didactic and philanthropic purposes.
songs are copyrighted by the publishers and these tabs are property of his respective authors.
The Tabbers are:
graph_sas (tabs: 2,3,4,7,8) graph_sas@hotmail.com
Winston Campbell (tab 1)
Mario Dorion (tab 6) Mario.Dorion@canada.Sun.Com
Unregistered (tab 5) (please, send me your name and mail ?cos your tab is great!!)
The Songs are:
1. 100 years
2. A Short Term Effect
3. The Hanging Garden
4. Siamese Twins
5. The Figurehead
6. A Strange Day
7. Cold
8. Pornography
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?100 YEARS?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: Winston Campbell
Main Riff: Cm, B
It doesn't matter if we all die
Ambition in the back of a black car
In a high building there is so much to do
Going home time
A story on the radio
Something small falls out of your mouth
And we laugh
A prayer for something better
A prayer for something better
Please love me
Meet my mother
But the fear takes hold
Creeping up the stairs in the dark
Waiting for the death blow
Bridge: Bb
Waiting for the death blow
Waiting for the death blow
Repeat Main Riff: Cm, B
Stroking your hair as the patriots are shot
Fighting for freedom on the television
Sharing the world with slaughtered pigs
Have we got everything?
She struggles to get away
The pain and the creeping feeling
A little black haired girl
Waiting for Saturday
The death of her father pushing her
Pushing her white face into the mirror
Aching inside me
And turn me around
Just like the old days
Just like the old days
Bridge: Bb
Just like the old days
Just like the old days
Caressing an old man
And painting a lifeless face
Just a piece of new meat in a clean room
The soldiers close in under a yellow moon
All shadows and deliverance
Under a black flag
A hundred years of blood
Crimson
The ribbon tightens round my throat
I open my mouth
And my head bursts open
A sound like a tiger thrashing in the water
Thrashing in the water
Over and over
We die one after the other
Over and over
We die one after the other
Bridge: Bb
One after the other
One after the other
One after the other
One after the other
Crd: Gb
It feels like a hundred years
A hundred years
A hundred years
A hundred years
A hundred years
One hundred years
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?A SHORT TERM EFFECT?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas
Main Riff: Dm, C, G#m, F
[Dm]Movement
No movement
[C]Just a falling bird[G#m] [F]
[Dm]Cold as it hits the [C]bleeding groun[G#m]d[F]
[Dm]He lived and died
Catch [C]sight
Cover me with eart[G#m]h[F]
[Dm]Draped in black
[C]Static
White sound[G#m] [F]
Here is the brige:
[Bb]A day without substance
A c[C]hange of thought
An [Dm]atmosphere that rots with [C]time
[Bb]Colours that flicker in [C]water
A short te[Dm]rm effec[C]t[G#m] [F]
Repeat the main riff over the verse:
Scream
As she tries to push him over
Helpless and sick
With teeth of madness
Jump jump dance and sing
Sideways across the desert
A charcoal face
Bites my hand
Time is sweet
Derange and disengage everything
[Bb]A day without substance
A c[C]hange of thought
An [Dm]atmosphere that rots with [C]time
[Bb]Colours that flicker in [C]water
A short te[Dm]rm effec[C]t[G#m] [F]
Repeat Main Riff: Dm, C, G#m, F
A short term effect
A short term effect
A short term effect
An echo
And a stranger's hand
A short term effect
An echo
And a stranger's hand
A short term effect
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?THE HANGING GARDEN?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas
[Dm]Creatures kissing [C]in the rain[Dm] [C]
[Dm]Shapeless in the d[C]ark again[Dm] [Bb]
[Dm]In the hanging garden [C]please don't speak[Dm] [C]
[Dm]In the hanging garden n[C]o one sleeps[Dm] [Bb]
Riff: Dm, C, Dm, Bb, C (x2)
Catching haloes on the moon
Gives my hands the shapes of angels
In the heat of the night
The animals scream
In the heat of the night
Walking into a dream...
[Am]Fall fall fall fall
[Bb]Into the walls
[Am]Jump jump [Bb]out of time
[Am]Fall fall fall fall
[Bb]Out of the sky
[Am]Cover my face [Bb]as the animals die
Dm C Dm, C,
In the hanging garden
[Dm]In the h[Bb]anging garden
Creatures kissing in the rain
Shapeless in the dark again
In a hanging garden
Change the past
In a hanging garden
Wearing furs and masks...
Fall fall fall fall
Into the walls
Jump jump out of time
Fall fall fall fall
Out of the sky
Cover my face as the animals die
In the hanging garden
In the hanging garden
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?SIAMESE TWINS?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas
Am F Dm7 F }*4
[Am]I chose an [F]eternity of t[Dm7]his[F]
[Am]Like falling [F]angels the [Dm7]world disappeared[F]
[Am]Laughing into the fi[F]re, is it a[Dm7]lways like this ?[F]
[Am]Flesh and blood and the f[F]irst kiss
[Dm7]The first colors the f[F]irst kiss.
Am F Dm7 F }*2
(repeat Am F Dm7 F throughout the verse)
We writhed under a red light
Voodoo smile, siamese twins
Girl at the window looks at me for an hour
Then everything falls apart
Broken inside me, it falls apart.
[C]The walls and the ce[Dm7]iling move in [Am]time
[C]Push a blade into my [Dm7]hands, slowly up the stairs
[Em]And into the room
[Em]Is it always like this ?
[Am]Dancing in my [Fmaj7]pocket
[Am]Worms eat my [Fmaj7]skin
[Am]She glows and grows wi[Fmaj7]th arms outstretched
[E7]Her legs around me, in the morning I cried.
Am F Dm7 F }*4
(repeat Am F Dm7 F)
Leave me to die, you won't remember my voice
I walked away and grew old
You never talk, we never smile
I scream you're nothing
And I don't need you anymore
You're nothing
It fades and spins
Fades and spins.
[C]Sing out l[Dm7]oud we all die[Am]
[C]Laughing into the [Dm7]fire
[Em]Is it always like th[Bb]is ?
[Em]Is it always like th[Bb]is ?
No Chord
Is it always like this ?
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?THE FIGUREHEAD?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: unregistered
[C5]Sharp and open, [Bb5]leave me alone and sl[F5]eeping less every nig[G#5]ht
As the [C5]days become heavier and [Bb5]weighted
Waiting [F5]in the cold light[G#5]
A noise, a [C5]scream tears my clothes as the [Bb5]figurines tighten[F5]
With spiders in[G#5]side them
And dust on the [C5]lips of a vision of [Bb5]hell
I laughed in the [F5]mirror for the [G#5]first time in a year.
[C5]Bri[Bb5]dge [F5](Fi[G#5]gure 1) 2x
*1:06*
 
 e|-----------------|
 B|--1-3-4-1-3-4----|
 G|--------------1--|
 D|-----------------|
 A|-----------------|
 E|-----------------|

Verse 2: *1:23*
A [C5]hundred other words [Bb5]blind me with your [F5]purity[G#5]
Like an [C5]old painted doll in the [Bb5]throes of dance I thi[F5]nk about tomorrow[G#5]
Please let me [C5]sleep as I slip down the wi[B5b]ndow fre[F5]shly squashed fly[G#5]
You mean [C5]nothing[Bb5], you mean [F5]nothing.[G#5]
[C5] [F#5] [C5] [Bb5] [F5]  
[Bb5]Brid[F5]ge [G#5](Figure 2) 4x Bridge (Figure 1) 1x Bridge (Figure 3) 1x
*1:58* *2:16* *2:24*
 
 e|--------2-3-2--| e|-----------------| e|----------------3--1------|
 B|--1-3-4--------| B|--1-3-4-1-3-4----| B|--1-3-4-1-3-4--------4-3--|
 G|---------------| G|--------------1--| G|--------------1-----------|
 D|---------------| D|-----------------| D|--------------------------|
 A|---------------| A|-----------------| A|--------------------------|
 E|---------------| E|-----------------| E|--------------------------|

[C5] [Bb5] [F5] [G#5] [C5] [Bb5] 
[G#5]Bridge (Figure 4) 1x Bridge (Figure 3) 1x
*2:33* *2:41*
 
 e|--------1-----------1--------| e|----------------3--1------|
 B|--1-3-4---4-3-1-3-4--4-3-----| B|--1-3-4-1-3-4--------4-3--|
 G|-----------------------------| G|--------------1-----------|
 D|-----------------------------| D|--------------------------|
 A|-----------------------------| A|--------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------| E|--------------------------|

Verse 3: *2:50*
I can [C5]lose myself in [Bb5]Chinese art and A[F5]merican girls[G#5]
All the [C5]time lose me in the d[B5b]ark please do it ri[F5]ght[G#5]
Running into the [C5]night I will lose mysel[Bb5]f tomorrow
[F5]Crimson pain, my [G#5]heart explodes
My [C5]memory in a [Bb5]fire and someone will li[F5]sten at lea[G#5]st for a short while.
[C5] [F#5] [Eb5] [F#5]  
Brid[F5]ge [F5](Fi[F5]gur[F5]e 2[F5]) 4x Bridge (Figure 5) 4x Bridge (Figure 6) 5x
*3:25* *3:43* *4:00*
 
 e|--------2-3-2--| e|--11--14?-11--2--3--2---| e|-----------|
 B|--1-3-4--------| B|-------------(7)(8)(7)--| B|--6--9--8--|
 G|---------------| G|-------------11-12-11---| G|-----------|
 D|---------------| D|------------------------| D|-----------|
 A|---------------| A|------------------------| A|-----------|
 E|---------------| E|------------------------| E|-----------|

*4:10*
(I can [F5]never say no)
I can [F5]never say no to [F5]anyone but you.
[C5] [Bb5] [F5] [G#5] [C5]  
[F5]Bri[G#5]dge (Figure 7) 2x Bridge (Figure 4) 1x
*4:17* *4:34*
 
 e|-----------------6--4--| e|--------1-----------1--------|
 B|-----------6--8--------| B|--1-3-4---4-3-1-3-4--4-3-----|
 G|--5--7--8--------------| G|-----------------------------|
 D|-----------------------| D|-----------------------------|
 A|-----------------------| A|-----------------------------|
 E|-----------------------| E|-----------------------------|

[C5]Bri[Bb5]dge [F5](Fi[G#5]gure 8) 1x
*4:43*
 
 e|-----------------6--4--3--1--------------|
 B|-----------6--8--------------4--3-----1--|
 G|--5--7--8--------------------------3-----|
 D|-----------------------------------------|
 A|-----------------------------------------|
 E|-----------------------------------------|

Verse 4: *4:51*
[C5]Too many secrets, [Bb5]too many lies wr[F5]iting with hatred[G#5]
[C5]Too many secrets, [Bb5]please make it good tonight[F5] [G#5]
But the [C5]same image haunts me in se[Bb5]quence, in despair of time[F5]
I will [G#5]never be clean ag[C5]ain
Touched her [Bb5]eyes, pressed my [F5]stained face
I will [G#5]never be clean ag[C5]ain (Figure 1)
Touch her [Bb5]eyes, press my [F5]stained face
I will [G#5]never be clean ag[C5]ain[Bb5] [F5]
I will [G#5]never be clean ag[C5]ain[Bb5] [F5]
I will [G#5]never be clean ag[C5]ain[Bb5] [F5]
I will [G#5]never be clean again.
Outro: Drums *6:02-6:13*
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?A STRANGE DAY?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: Mario Dorion SSE Sun Montreal
[A]Give me your [B]eyes that I can see[G]
[A]The blind man [B]kissing my hands[G]
The sun is humming
My head turns to dust as he plays on his knees
As he plays on his knees
[F]And the sand and the sea glows I [G]close my eyes
[F]Move slowly through [G]drowning waves
[A]Going away on a [B]strange day
And I laugh as I drift in the wind
Blind
Dancing on a beach of stone
Cherish the faces as they wait for the end
Sudden hush across the water
And we're here again
And the sand
And the sea grows
I close my eyes
Move slowly through drowning waves
Going away
On a strange day
[F]And the sand and the sea glows I [G]close my eyes
[F]Move slowly through [G]drowning waves
[A]Going away on a [B]strange day
[E]My head falls back and the walls crashed in[F]
[G]And the sky and the impossible explodes[A]
[B]And for one moment I remember a song[C]
[D]An expression of sounds
[E]And the everything is gone forever
Fig.1
1 - 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1
2 - 3 3 3 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 1 0
3 - 2 0
[4] [-]  
[5] [-]  
[6] [-]  
[A]A stra[B]nge [G]day
Repeat fig.1
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?COLD?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas
SYNTH PROGRESSION CHORDS: C, C#, A#, G#, F, F#
GUITAR PROGRESSION CHORDS: Bbm, A, F, F#,
F, Bbm
[Bbm]Scarred
Your back was turned
Curled l[A]ike [F]an e[F#]mbryo[A] [F] [Bbm]
Take another face
You will be kissed[A] again[F] [F#]
[A]I w[F#]as c[Bbm]old as I mouthed the words
And c[A]rawled a[F]cross the m[F#]irror[A] [F]
I [Bbm]wait
Await the next breath[A] [F] [F#]
Your name
Like ice into my h[A]eart[F]
Main Riff: Bbm, A, F, F#, A, F (x2)
[Bbm]A shallow grave
A monument [A]to t[F]he r[F#]uined age[A] [F]
[Bbm]Ice in my eyes
And eyes like i[A]ce d[F]on't [F#]move[A] [F]
[Bbm]Screaming at the moon
[A] [F] [F#] [A] [F] [Bm]  
A[F]nother past time
[F#]Your name
Like ice into my hear[A]t[F]
Main Riff: Bbm, A, F, F#, A, F (x2)
Repeat the progression chord through the verse:
Everything as cold as life
Can no one save you?
Everything
As cold as silence
And you never say a word
Your name
Like ice into my heart (x2)
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?PORNOGRAPHY?
Words by: R.Smith Music by: The Cure published by: Fiction Records, 1982
Tabbed by: graph_sas
The basics chords are:
Dm, Bb, A, Bb
A hand in my mouth
A life spills into the flowers
We all look so perfect
As we fall down
In a n electric glare
The old man cracks with age
She found his last picture
In the ashes of the fire
An image of the queen
Echoes round the sweating bed
Sour yellow sounds inside my head
In books
And films
And in life
And in heaven
The sound of slaughter
As your body turns
But it?s too late
The Brigde chords are:
F#m, G (x3)
F#m, F
One more day like today and I?ll kill you
A desire for flesh
And real blood
And I?ll watch you drown in the shower
Pushing my life through your open eyes
I must fight this sickness
Find a cure...
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