1 (edited by beamer 2021-05-27 17:22:26)

Topic: SHADES OF GRAY - Not from the Monkeeys

Late credits :  Jets helped me out with  what is the chorus, and the disavow line.  big_smile

This is a song, I just dont do TAB well as there is some hammer on and pull offs. 
Main riff Is: G to A then hammer C#2x and hammer D and pull off. then to a one finger A(think slow ride by Foghat)
C5 to D5 back to intro riff. the rest is not hard to follow.

https://youtu.be/fYe6XwbW4JA
( Random name for music on YT is Gooder)

Shades of Gray

First measure intro riff bar 1
Second measure intro with full drums: start verse

V1:
Do your best to be a good guy,
Tell the truth they call you high
Shades of grey I just can-not abide.
Black and white and will make you cry

Ch:
Hear a call, and you’ve come to aid
Ungrateful thanks, are all you’re paid
Shades of grey now start to fade,
Played for a fool, yet we still make the grade!

(Up the neck w/ guitar)

V2:
Have it your way, go speak to a crowd
See how much the masses allow
Standing tall and standing proud
Brothers to brother never disavow

V3:
Speak in half-truths, straddle the line
Play the fear and push back in time
You create hate and mistrust,
I won’t ride that poisonous Bus

Ch:
Hear a call, and you’ve come to aid
Ungrateful thanks, are all you’re paid
Shades of grey now start to fade,
Played for a fool, yet we still make the grade!

Repeat V1:
Do your best to be a good guy,
Tell the truth they call you high
Shades of grey I just can-not abide.
Black and white and will make you cry

Shades of grey now start to fade,
Played for a fool, yet we still make the grade!
Tell the truth they call you high
Black and white and will make you cry

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: SHADES OF GRAY - Not from the Monkeeys

Beamer

" Black and White will make you cry'

Never truer words spoken

in education it sums up why we are :
Every kid gets a trophy
No child can fail
etc...


people are afraid to tell the truth if it hurts
the twisted  thinking is that somehow  it is helping them, but in my humble opinion - it cripples them.

great line

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

3 (edited by Peatle Jville 2021-05-27 00:28:46)

Re: SHADES OF GRAY - Not from the Monkeeys

Excellent strong lyrics Beamer. I always find it hard when things or issues are black and white once politics enters it things start to develop shades of grey.  A bit like an onion once you start pealing it there are different layers. Politics in what should be simple start to muddy the water.

Re: SHADES OF GRAY - Not from the Monkeeys

Wow, Scott - Lots going on there, powerful stuff. It's like a day-in-the-life anywhere on the planet these days. Would love to hear how the words weave with the music.     

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Washington Football Club fan ...long story...HTT...WFT

Re: SHADES OF GRAY - Not from the Monkeeys

jets60 wrote:

Wow, Scott - Lots going on there, powerful stuff. It's like a day-in-the-life anywhere on the planet these days. Would love to hear how the words weave with the music.

I forgot to say thanks again for the help.     

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: SHADES OF GRAY - Not from the Monkeeys

Good  lyrics   Scott  I would  also  like  to  hear  how  it  gells  with  the  music  .