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Pushing the Needle Too Far  Indigo Girls

PUSHING THE NEEDLE TOO FAR (Amy Ray)
 
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[Each chord is one 6/8 measure, except two chords joined by a hyphen are
one measure _total_.]
[G=320033; C(9)=x32033; F6(9)=xx3233. Use your index finger to hammer-on
and pull-off a lot, whenever you feel like it.]
[G] [intrC(9)]o] [G] [C(9)] [F6(9)] [-] [C(9)] [G] [F6(9)] [-] [C(9)] [G] [C(9)]
Well I [G]woke up this morning, grey [C(9)]dawn, with a prayer on my [G]breath[C(9)]
You see I [G]lost something precious, and God'll [C(9)]save me from[G] losing myself[C(9)]
[F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong, [F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong[C(9)]
Now, [G]I've met the Queen and I u[C(9)]nderstand why, why[G] she closed the [C(9)]door
I'm not [G]making excuses, but you see I've [C(9)]been there a few times, you know I was
[G] I was knocking on the [C(9)]door
I said I,[F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong, [F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong[C(9)]
See, there's a [G]man, he lived in a [C(9)]house, he had a family of [G]five[C(9)]
Well, he [G]blew up the windows and the [C(9)]doors, he said I just [G]couldn't,
I just couldn't surv[C(9)]ive
Well, we've [Bm]all been removed in one w[Am]ay or another
We [Bm]don't know our families, we [Am]don't need our brothers
 
 D - Dsus - D - Dsus D-Dsus-D F6(9) - C(9) G C(9) G C(9)

Pushin' the needle too far, pushing the needle too far
[G] [GuC(9)]itar s[G]olo[C(9)]] [G] [C(9)] [G] [C(9)]
[G] [GuC(9)]itar s[G]olo[C(9)]] [G] [C(9)] [G] [C(9)]
Well if you [G]wake up in the morning, grey [C(9)]dawn, with a prayer on your br[G]eath[C(9)]
Maybe you l[G]ost something precious; your [C(9)]god will save you[G] from losing yours[C(9)]elf
[F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong, [F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong
G C(9) G C(9) [etc.]
It's the queen who closed the door, the family that lies
The people who turn, the cat that has died
A boy that O.D.'s, a girl with a gun
The world on its knees, the band on the run
(You'd help me more by not giving in)
(I said you'd help me more by not giving in)
(You'd help me more by not giving in)
(I said you'd help me more, now don't you give in)
[Ad lib on G & C(9) for a wbile] 
I said I,[F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong, [F6(9)] I thin[-]k I [C(9)]know what's wr[G]ong[C(9)]
[slowly:] F6(9) - C(9) G [end on slow arpeggio of G cbord]
We're pushing the needle too far
STRUMMING PATTERN:
[Amy Ray probably doesn't strum every measure exactly the same, but these are
typical. Note that this isn't the intro, or the chorus, or anything; it's
just for illlustrative purposes. ("d"=strum down, "u"=strum up.)]
[G] [C(9)] [F(9)] [C(9)]  
 
 E 3---3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-|3---3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-|3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-|
 B 3---3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-|3---3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-|3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-|
 G 0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-0-|0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-0-|2-----2-2-2-0-----0-0-0-|
 D 0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-0-|2---2-2---2-0=2---2-2-2-|3-----3-3-3-2-----2-2-2-|
 A 2---2-2---2-0=2---2-2-2-|3---3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-|------------3-----3-3-3-|
 E 3---3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-|------------------------|------------------------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
[d] [d] [u] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [d] [u] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] [d] [u] 
GUITAR SOLO:
= hammer-on or pull-off
/ slide
T tenth fret (takes up less space this way)
t16 denotes 16th-note triplets; other than those, the timing and spacing
are accurate.
[G] [C(9)] [G]  
 
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 B ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 G ------------------------|4=5---------------------|-----------57---5---4---|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
[C(9)] [G] [C(9)]  
 
 E ------------------------|------------------5-7-8-|T87---------T87---------|
 B ------------------------|----------3-5-7-8-------|----8-----------8-------|
 G 45----------------------|----0=2/4---------------|^^^---------^^^---------|
 D ------------------------|0=2---------------------|t16---------t16---------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
[G] [C(9)] [G]  
 
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 B ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 G 7-----------7---5---4---|5-----------------------|2=0---4-----5-----7-----|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
[C(9)] [G] [C(9)]  
 
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 B ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 G 5-----4-----2---020-----|7---4-------5---2---0---|4-------0---2=0-----0---|
 D --------------------4---|--------5---------------|----5-----------4=5-----|
 A ----------------^^^-----|------------------------|------------------------|
 E ----------------t16-----|------------------------|------------------------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
[G] [C(9)] [G]  
 
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------5-7-8-|
 B ------------------------|------3-----5-----8-----|----------3-5-7-8-------|
 G 2=0---4-----5-----7-----|2=0---4-----5-----7-----|----0=2/4---------------|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|0=2---------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
[C(9)] [G] [C(9)]  
 
 E T--T--T--T--T--8--7-----|------------------------|------------------------|
 B ------------------------(8)----------------------|------------------------|
 G ------------------------|2-----------2=4---------|4/5---------5/7---------|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|-------(This-section-repeats-four-times)---------|

^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . . ^ . .
"Well if you wake up in the morning..."
[The (8) on the B string in the second-to-last measure is only played the
first time through, coming out of the solo. After that, play the 2 on
the G string.]
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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