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The Bends  Radiohead

[Intro] :
[4x] 
 
 E:--3-----------0--------0---:
 B:--2-----------3--------3---:
 G:--3-----------0--------0---:
 D:--0-----------2--------2---:
 A:-----3--2--3--3--2--3--3---:
 E:---------------------------:

[Verse] :
[Em]Where do we go from here?
The [G]words are coming out all weird.
Where are you [C]now,
When I need you?
[Em]Alone on an aeroplane,
[G]Falling asleep against the window [C]pane.
My blood will thicken...
 
 E:--0-0-----------3--2-----x-x--3-3-3---------------------------------:
 B:--2-2--2--3--5--------5--x-x--5-5-5--5--6--8--11----11----11b12b11--:
 G:--2-2--------------------x-x--5-5-5--------------12----12-----------:
 D:--2-2--------------------x-x--5-5-5---------------------------------:
 A:--0-0--------------------x-x--3-3-3---------------------------------:
 E:-------------------------x-x----------------------------------------:

[Verse] 
I need to wash myself again,
To hide all the dirt and pain,
Cause I'd be scared...
That there's nothing underneath.
[Em]Who are my real friends?
[G]Have they all got the bends?
Am I really [C]sinking
Th - is low?
 
 E:---0--0--0--0--x--x--x--x--x--x--:
 B:---1--1--1--1--x--x--x--x--x--x--:
 G:---3--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--2--2--:
 D:---2--2--2--2--x--x--x--x--x--x--:
 A:---3--3--3--3--x--x--x--x--x--x--:
 E:---------------x--x--x--x--x--x--:

[Cborus] :
[D]My baby's
got the bends, oh no...
 
 E:----------0---------------0---:
 B:----------3---------------3---:
 G:----------0---------------0---:
 D:----------2---------------2---:
 A:--3---2---3----2----------3---:
 E:------------------------------:

[D]We don't have any
re - al friends, oh no...
 
 E:-----------0------------------0---:
 B:-----------3------------------3---:
 G:-----------0------------------0---:
 D:-----------2------------------2---:
 A:--3----2---3-------2----------3---:
 E:----------------------------------:

I'm just [A]lying in a bar with my drip feed on,
Talking to my girlfriend waiting for something to ha[Em]ppen.
I wish it was the sixties,
I wish we could be happy
I wish, I wish, I wish
That something would
happen...
 
 E:---------------------------------------------------------------:
 B:---------------------------------------------------------------:
 G:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--:
 D:--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--:
 A:--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--:
 E:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--:

[Verse] 
Where do we go from here?
The planet is a gunboat, In a sea of fear...
And where are you?
They brought in the CIA,
The tanks and the whole marines to blow me away, To blow me sky high...
Guitar 2 plays this over this verse:
 
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------:
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------:
 G:-11--9--7--5--4-----4--12-11--5--7--5--4--5----5----7----7--9--11--:
 D:-----------------5-------------------------------------------------:
 A:--9--7--5--3--2-----2--10--9--7--5--3--2--3--3---3--5--5----7---9--:
 E:-----------------3-------------------------------------------------:

[Cborus] 
My baby's got the bends..
We don't have any real friends...
I'm just [A]lying in a bar,
With my drip feed on.
Talking to my girlfriend,
Waiting for something to h[Em]appen.
I [A]wish it was the sixties,
I wish i could be happy,
I wish, I wish, I wish,
That something would [C(2)]Happen...
[2x] 
 
 E:-----------------------------:
 B:--12--12----12--13--12--15---:
 G:--12--------------------12---:
 D:--12-----12-------------12---:
 A:-----------------------------:
 E:-----------------------------:

[2x] 
 
 E:--------------------------------:
 B:--5--5--6--5--6--5--6--5--6--5--:
 G:--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--:
 D:--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--:
 A:--------------------------------:
 E:--------------------------------:

[2x] 
 
 E:-----------------------------:
 B:--12--12----12--13--12--15---:
 G:--12--------------------12---:
 D:--12-----12-------------12---:
 A:-----------------------------:
 E:-----------------------------:

[2x] 
 
 E:--------------------------------:
 B:--5--5--6--5--6--5--6--5--6--5--:
 G:--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--:
 D:--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--:
 A:--------------------------------:
 E:--------------------------------:

I want to [G]live, breathe,
I want to be part of the human [C]race.
 
 E:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------:
 B:--1s3-3-3s5-5-5s3-3-3s1-1--0h1--0------------------------:
 G:----------------------------------2--0-------------------:
 D:--------------------------------------0h2--0-------------:
 A:----------------------------------------------0h2--0-----:
 E:------------------------------------------------------3--:

I want to [G]live, breathe,
I want to be part of the human [C]race.
[Em]Where do we go from here?
The [G]words are coming out all weird.
Where are you [C]now,
When I need you?
 
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- Chord Construction -
 
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Em - [022000]
G - [320003]
C - [x32010]
D - [xx0232]
A - [x02220]
C(2) - [x35553]
 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Intro & Chorus
 
 e--2-----2--------------------------------------
 B--3--3--3--3--3---3--------3---3--------3-3--3
 G--2--2--2--0--0---0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0-0--0
 D--0--0--0--2--0---2--2--2--0---2--2--2--2-2--2
 A-----------3--2---3--3--3--2---3--3--3--3-3--3
 E-------------------------------------------------

Verse
Em G C *C
 
 e--0-----3---------- 3---
 B--0-----0-----1---- 1----
 G--0-----0-----0---- 0-----
 D--2-----0-----2---- 2-----
 A--2-----2-----3---- 3----
 E--0-----3---------- -----

* use this C for the last verse at the end of the
song.
Diff1
 
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B----------------7-8--7---------------------------8-11-p-8-11p8-11p8-11/--
 G--6--6--x-x-6-7--------9-------9---9--9-x-x-9-10-------------------------
 D--7--7--x-x--------------x--x-10--10-10-x-x------------------------------
 A--7--7--x-x--------------x--x-----------x-x------------------------------
 E-------------------------x--x--------------------------------------------
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-----0-------------0-------------------------------1--1--x-x-x-x--1--1---
 G-----0--x-x-x-x-0--0--------0--x-x-x-x--0--0--0-0--0--0--x-x-x-x--0--0---
 D--2--2--x-x-x-x-2--2--------0--x-x-x-x--0--0--0-0--2--2--x-x-x-x--2--2---
 A--2--2--x-x-x-x-2--2-----2--2--x-x-x-x--2--2--0-0--3--3--x-x-x-x--3--3---
 E--0--0--x-x-x-x----0--2--3--3--x-x-x-x--3--------------------------------
 e-------------------------------------
 B--1-1--1--1-------1---1-1--1-1-1-----
 G--0-0--0--0--x-x--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-----
 D--2-2--2--2--x-x--2-2-2-2--2-2-2------
 D--3-3--3--3--x-x--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-------
 E-------------------------------------

Happen.......
[
 
 1.----------------------------------------------------------------------
 P.M.---------------------------------------]
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G----------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------
 D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A----------------------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------
 E--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------]
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G-11--9--7--5--4--3----11--9--7--5--3/7--7/9--9/11--11-----------12----0--
 D----------------------------------------------------------------------0--
 A--9--7--5--3--2--1-----9--7--5--3--3/5--5/7--7/9---9------------10----2--
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

My babys got the bends
 
 [ 2.-----------------
 P.M.-----------------------------------------------]
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10
 E--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-
 * [------- x 2----------]
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B-------------------------------------13--12--15---5--5--5--6--5--x--6--5-
 G-------------------------------------12--12-------5--5--5--5--5--x--5--5-
 D--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---0--0------14--12-------5--5--5--7--5--x--7--5-
 A---------------------------2--2------------------------------------------
 E--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---3--3--0---------------------------------------
 e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B--6--5--x--6--5--x--6--5--x----------------------------------------------
 G--5--5--x--5--5--x--5--5--x--x------- repeat from * again ---------------
 D--7--5--x--7--5--x--7--5--x--x----------- with slight ad lib-------------
 A-----------------------------x-------------------------------------------
 E--------------------------------0--0-------------------------------------

[G] [D] [C]  
 
 e-------------------3--------3---------------2--2-------------------------
 B---------------1p0------1p0-0---------------3--3--1---------3/5--5-5-5\3-
 G--------0-------------0--------0----------0-2--2--0---0--x---------------
 D--0--0--0--x-x--------0--------0----0-----0-0--0--2---2--x---------------
 A--2--2--2--x-x--------2--------2----2-----2-------3---3--x---------------
 E--3--3--3--x-x-----------------3----3-----3------------------------------

i wanna live .........
 
 e--0----------------------------------------------------------------------
 B--3--3\1--1--1p0---------------------------------------------------------
 G------------------2p0-x---------------------repeat above chords----------
 D----------------------x-0-2p0--------------------------------------------
 A-------------------------------2p0---------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------x-0--0--------------------------------

Then to the verse riff.

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