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Red Lenses  Rush

Rush - Red Lenses
From the CD 'Grace Under Pressure'
Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2
This tab is a royal mess. It was a real pain to do, and I hope
you people appreciate it. This song isn't so popular, so why the hell did
I tab it? The key is E, switching to Ab for the keyboard interludes.
Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com
| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
o \_
o / repeat sign (always look for these!)
[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord - this is the same as standard
tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.
Chord legend:
C#m7 : [9/11/9999]
F# : [244322]
F#7sus4 : [242422]
F#7(AddB) : [x44300]
E : [022100]
[Riff 1] 
[Eb7]  
 
 e:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
 B:--14--14---14--14--14--14--14---14~~-------------------------------|
 G:--15--15---15--15--15--15--15---15~~-------------------------------|
 D:--13--13---13--13--13--13--13---13~~-------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2] 
[Gb6]  
 
 e:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
 B:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
 G:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
 D:--11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11--------------------------|
 A:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3] 
[Ab] [Absus4]  
 
 e:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----9--9--9--8--------------------------|
 B:---9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9--------------------------|
 G:---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--------------------------|
 D:--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10--------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Song progression:
I see [C#m7]red. An'it hurts[C#m7] my head.
F# F# F# F# F#7sus4 3x F#7(addB)
I guess it must be something that I read.
[E5] [F#9] [G9] [G#9]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
 A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times
 
 e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
 B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
 G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
 D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
 A:-----------------|--------------------|
 E:-----------------|--------------------|

[Riff 1] x1
[Riff 1] x2 very freely
It's the color of your heartbeat,
[Riff 2] x2
A rising summer sun,
[Riff 3] x2
The battle lost or won,
[Riff 1] x1 C#m7
The flash to fashion, the pulse to passion feels red,
Inside[C#m7] my head.
F# F# F# F#~ F#7sus4 3x F#7(addB)
And truth is something better left unsaid.
[E] I [E]sai[E]d red, red[C#m7].
I'm thinking about the overhea[C#m7]d, the underfed.[C#m7] [C#m7] [C#m7]
[F#] Couldn't we talk about something[F#7sus4] else ins[F#7(addB)]tead?
[E5] [F#9] [G9] [G#9]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 G:--4---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 D:--2---------8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
 A:--2---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 3 times
 
 e:------------11---|------------11--14--|
 B:--13---14--(11)--|--13---14-----------|
 G:o----------(12)--|-------------------o|
 D:o----------(13)--|-------------------o|
 A:-----------------|--------------------|
 E:-----------------|--------------------|

[Riff 1] x1
[Riff 1] x2 very freely [Riff 2] x2
We've got Mars on the horizon, says the National Midnight Star.
(It's true.)
[Riff 3] x2
What you believe is what you are.
[Riff 1] x1 C#m7
A pair of dancing shoes the Soviets are the blues. The reds under your
[C#m7]bed,
C#m7 C#m7 F# [F#7sus4] \/ [F#7(addB)] \/
lying in the darkness dead ahead.
[E5] [F#9] [G9] [G#9]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:--5---------9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 G:--4-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 D:--2-----x---8---9--10\---------------------------------------------|
 A:--2-----x---9--10--11\---------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard arr. for guitar: play 16 times
 
 e:--9-9--9-------9-11--------|
 B:---------11--9-------------|
 G:o-------------------------o|
 D:o-------------------------o|
 A:---------------------------|
 E:---------------------------|
 ---------------

[Play tbis wbole next section twice] 
The keyboard plays this whole thing two times:
 
 e:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
 B:--------------------7~~--|-----------------------------------------|
 G:---------6---6--8--------|-----------6---6--8~~--------------------|
 D:---6--8------------------|----6---8--------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

While the guitar plays this freely:
 
 e:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
 B:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
 G:--11-11--11--11--11-11-11-11-11------------------------------------|
 D:--13-13--13--13--13-13-13-13-13------------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then:
 
 e:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 B:--13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13--|-------------------------------------|
 G:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
 D:o-13-13---13-13-13-13-13-13-o|--11-11-11-11-------11-11-11-11------|
 A:--11-11---11-11-11-11-11-11--|---9--9--9--9--------9--9--9--9------|
 E:-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 ---------------

And the mercury is rising; Barometer starts to fall.
You know it gets to us all.
The pain that is learning - and the rain that is burning -
Feel [C#m7]red. Still,[C#m7] go ahead.
C#m7 C#m7 C#m7 F# [F#7sus4] \/ [F#7(addB)] \/ \[E]/
You see black 'n' white, and I see red, red -
[E] [E] [E] not blue.[C#m7]
[C#m13] [C#m7]  
 
 e:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
 B:-12-12-12-12-12-12--11-11-11-11----9~------------------------------|
 G:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
 D:--9--9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9----9~------------------------------|
 A:-11-11-11-11-11-11--11-11-11-11---11~------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[C#m7 freely] F#
I'm thinkin' about the overfed, the under read.
F#7sus4 a few times, then F#7(addB)
[E] C#m7 [Fill 1] x1
Well I said I'm a bled red.
[Fill 1] - palm-muted and with echoed repeats
 
 e:--------------------|
 B:------9-9-----------|
 G:---9------9---------|
 D:--------------------|
 A:--------------------|
 E:--------------------|

C#m7 freely
Thinkin' about what you said.[F#] [F#7(addB)]
I think about it, I think, I think it, yeah![C#m7] [C#m7] [F#7(addB)]

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