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Band  : Blur
Album : Modern Life Is Rubbish
Added by Mikhailo (tabteam@ultimate-guitar.com)
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FOR TOMORROW

Intro: B 

C#m    B                 A  B G#                    G
He's a twentieth century boy, with his hands on the rails

F      C         D          F         Fmaj7      G
Trying not to be sick again and holding on for tomorrow

C#m    B               A                B
London ice cracks on a seamless line

G#m                      Gdim5
He's hanging on for dear life

F     C               D       F     Fmaj7       G
So we hold each other tightly and hold on for tomorrow



        Am7              G           D
Singing la la la la la...la la la la la la la la la

F                G
Holding on for tomorrow

	   p
D ------0-2-0--
A ----2--------
E --3----------


C#m     B		  A   B G#                    G
She's a twentieth century girl, with her hands on the wheel

F      C               D
Trying not to make him sick again

F      Fmaj7        G
Seeing what she can borrow

C#m         B                 A      		B
London's so nice back in your seamless rhymes

G#m		      Gdim5
but we're lost on the Westway

F     C               D       F        Fmaj7    G
So we hold each other tightly and hold on for tomorrow

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ADVERT

A              G A          G       A           G	A	G
It's six o'clock on the dot and I'm half way home

  A             G        A         G            A       G	A	G
I feel foul mouthed as I stand and wait for the underground

      A          G A          G    A              G	A	G
And a nervous disposition doesn't agree with this

  A             G     A            G        A          G	A	G
I need something to remind me that there is something else


Bm         F#      A                G
You need a holiday somewhere in the sun

Bm           F#             A
With all the people who are waiting

                     G
There never seems to be one

Bm             F#            A
Say something, say something else (2x)


  A            G   A           G     A		G	A	G
Advertisements are here for rapid persuasion

           A		  G   A		G   A	G	A	G
But if you stare too long you lose your appetite

      A		 G A	      G    A		  G	A	G
And a nervous disposition doesn't agree with this

         A	     G    A		G   A	G	A	G
You need fast relief from aches and stomach pains

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COLIN ZEAL

Intro and verse:

e ----------p----------p----------p----------p---
B --6xx6xx-6-5-6xx6xx-6-5-6xx6xx-6-5-6xx6xx-6-5--
G --7xx7xx-7-5-7xx7xx-7-5-7xx7xx-7-5-7xx7xx-7-5--
D -----------------------------------------------
A -----------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------

Intro lead:

e -----------------------------------
B -----------------------------------
G ------2-0-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2--
D ----------2---0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-0--
A --0-3-------3----------------------
E -----------------------------------

Dm		     Am    Dm  
Colin Zeal knows the value of mass appeal

Am       Dm               Am     Dm
He's a pedestrian walker, he's a civil talker

Am      Dm          Am     Dm
He's an affable man with a plausible plan

Am        Dm               Am        Dm
Keeps his eye on the news, keeps his future in hand

And then he...


e ----------------------------------5--------    -------------------------
B ----------------------------2-3-2---2-3-2--    -------------------------
G --4-4-444-----------------2---------------- 2x --444---444---444--------
D --4-4-444-5-5-555-3-3-333-2----------------    --444-5-444-5-444-5-5-8--
A --2-2-222-5-5-555-3-3-333-0----------------    --222-5-222-5-222-5-5-8--
E ----------3-3-333-1-1-111------------------    ------3-----3-----3-3-6--

Bm           G              F         A
Looks at his watch, he's on time, yet again

Bm           G              F         A
Looks at his watch, he's on time, yet again

     Bm              G          Bm              G
He's pleased with himself, he's pleased with himself

        Bm              G       Bb
He's so pleased with himself ah ha

      Dm                  Am    Dm            
While sitting in traffic, Colin thinks in automatic

Am      Dm                  Am        Dm
He's an immaculate dresser, he's your common aggressor

Am     Dm            Am     Dm
He's a modern retard with a love of bombast

Am        Dm               Am      Dm
Keeps his eye on the news, doesn't dwell on the past


e ----------------------------------5---------------------------------------------------
B --------------------5-3-----2-3-2---2-3-2------------------5-3---10^-10^-10^-10^-10^--
G ------------------------2-4------------------------------------2----------------------
D --/9-9-9-7^-5-7-8-3-----------------------9-9-9-7^-5-7-8-3----------------------------
A ------------------3--------------------------------------3----------------------------
E ------------------1--------------------------------------1----------------------------


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PRESSURE ON JULIAN

G                B       C
Only the magical transit children

G		       B       C
Sing, sing the lullaby bah bah bah

G			B	     C
Sitting on the pavement sucking on a long straw

     G       		      B      C
It's colourful, its colourful but it washes you out

G			B           C
Here is my violence and here is the excuse

  G			  B     C
I learned it all but only secondhand

G			B	   C
Falling into walls well what is it with you

    G			    B     C
You never know, never know, never know


G		       F
We planned it all this way (2x)

C           C#  G# Bb
Pressure on Julian


G		   B     C
Swimming in yellow pissy water

G		B           C
Sand getting in between the ears

G                   B           C
No blood in head in this bloody weather

G                 B	 C
Irate people with yellow tongues

G                B       C
Only the magical transit children

G		       B       C
Sing, sing the lullaby bah bah bah

G			B	   C
Falling into walls well what is it with you

    G			    B     C
You never know, never know, never know

*************************************************************************

STARSHAPED

Intro: G6	A	B7	D


A                  F#m 
Wash with new soap behind the collar

G             F#m    G#m    *
Keeps a clean mental state

A                    F#m
Don't usually bother in cold weather

    G                      F#m  G#m	*
But still I'm getting into work late

D           A        B		C
And I don't need the practice


E         Dbm7   B      G6      A
I've been making plans (for the future)
 
E         Dbm7        B    G6      A         
Become an unconscious man (all for the good)

E                Dbm7  G6       A         B7	   D
I feel so unnecessary (we don't think so, you seem starshaped)



A               F#m 		**
I have a couple at the weekend


G            F#m G#m	*
Keeps up camaraderie

A                   F#m		    **
And my mind boggles in the muddle

G           F#m G#m	*
At the possibilities



A                  F#m			**
Wash with new soap behind the collar

G                   F#m  G#m	*
Helps keep down the laundry

A                F#m		   **
And now I bother in cold weather

G                    F#m   G#m	   *
Because it cleans me mentally

Fills:

* - D -------------h-p---   ** - E --------3----
    A --------0-2-4-5-4-- 	 B ------3---3--
    E --0-2-4------------	 G --2/4--------

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BLUE JEANS

E             B7
Air cushioned soles

  D                  A    B7         A         B
I bought them on the Portobello Road on a Saturday

E          B7
I stop and stare awhile

  D      A            B7           A     B
a common pastime when conversation goes astray

A                   B
But don't think I'm walking out of this



E   B     C#m   B   A    F#m             F#
She don't mind, whatever I say, whatever I say

C#m            A       B
I don't really want to change a thing

C#m            A    B      D
I want to stay this way forever


E         B7      
Blue blue jeans

  D               A           B7        A             B
I wear them every day there's no particular reason to change

E               B7
My thoughts are getting banal

D       A           B7               A            B
I can't help it but I won't pull out hair another day

*************************************************************************

CHEMICAL WORLD
Taken from "Total Guitar" January 1998


Intro:

E ----------------------2-2-2-2------------------
B -2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---3-3-3-3-3--3-h-p-h-p-----
G -2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2--2--4-2-4-2-5-- 4x
D -2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0-0--0----------3--
A -0-0-0-0---------------------------------------
E ---------4--4-4-4-4----------------------------


Intro/verse (US version starts here):

E -------------------------h--p--------------------------------------
B ---------14------------14-15-14------------------------------------
G ------14----14------------------14-----------------h--p-----p------
D --------------------14----------------h------12---9-10-9-7-9-7-----
A -11/14-----------11-----------------11-12----------------------10--
E ------------------------------------------10-----------------------


E -------------------------h--p--------------------------------------
B ---------14------------14-15-14------------------------------------
G ------14----14------------------14-----------------h--p-----p------ 5x
D --------------------14----------------h------12---9-10-9-7-9-7-----
A ---12-----------11-----------------11-12----------------------10--
E ------------------------------------------10-----------------------

    A                    (Bass Ab)
The pay-me girl has had enough of the bleeps

       D             C      G
So she takes a bus into the country

A                        (Bass Ab)
Although she got herself rosy cheeks

    D                   C        G
She didn't leave enough money to pay the rent

    A                        (Bass Ab)
The landlord says that she's out in a week

D                    C            G
What a shame she was just getting comfy


A                             (Bass Ab)
Now she's eating chocolate to induce sleep

     D                   C           G
In a chemical world it's very, very, very cheap

Chorus:

E ------0-----------0--p---------0-------------------------
B ----2---2---2---2---2-0----------------------h-p-h-p-----
G --2-------1-------------2--1-2---1-4-----2--2-4-2-4-2----
D --------------2-----------------------4---------------4--
A ---------------------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------------

A                      Amaj7
And I don't know about you


F#m         C#m         Bm        D    F  
But they're putting the holes in, yes, yes

A                     Amaj7
It's been a hell of a do

F#m          C#m         Bm        D    F
They've been putting the holes in, yes, yes


A                    (Bass Ab)
Peeping Thomas has a very nice view

D                        C   G
Across the street at the exhibitionist

A                  (Bass Ab)
These townies they never speak to you

     D                 C              G
Just stick together so they never get lonely

A                     (Bass Ab)
Feeling lead, feeling quite light-headed

D                   C         G      A
Had to sit down and have some sugary tea

              (Bass Ab)            D
In a chemical world, in a chemical world
              
     C           G
It's very, very, very cheap


*************************************************************************

INTERMISSION
Provided by: Irene Marc 



Em      Am      Bb      Eb x2

C#      Eb      C#      Eb

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SUNDAY SUNDAY

G              B             A		   *
Sunday, Sunday here again in tidy attire

    G               B               A		*
You read the colour supplement, the TV guide


    C
You dream of protein on a plate

Regret you left it quite so late

To gather the family around the table

   D             B
To eat enough to sleep

C               B7
Oh, the Sunday sleep


G	       B	    A			*
Sunday, Sunday here again a walk in the park

G               B           A			*
You meet an old soldier and talk of the past


   C
He fought for us in two world wars and says

The England he knew is now no more

He sings the Songs of Praise every week

    D            B  
But always falls asleep

C               B7
For that Sunday sleep


    C
You dream of protein on a plate

Regret you left it quite so late

To gather the family around the table

   D             B
To eat enough to sleep

    C
And Mother's Pride is your epithet

That extra slice you will soon regret

So going out is your best bet

     D	               B
Then bingo yourself to sleep

C	      B7
Oh the Sunday sleep

Fill:

* - G --4-2-4-2^-0--

*************************************************************************

OILY WATER

Intro/verse (~ = effect pedal):

E --0----0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
B --2----0-0-2----0-0--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
G --3----3-3-3----3-3--8-8-8-9-9-9-9-8--
D --4~~~-4-4-4~~~-4-4--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--
A --------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------

F#           
Lead in me and me in water

B              Bsus4
Dangling in my world

F#		     B    Bsus4
I swallowed too much oily water

F#                A       B
It keeps slipping down my spine

F#          
In a sense of self in decline

B              Bsus4
Growing fat on sound

F#		   B       Bsus4
It's only an early morning dream

F#                       A    B
And the whole world will be alright


Chorus: D	F#m	 C#m	C	Bm	D	A	F#m7


F#                    B      Bsus4
My head is full of suspicion

F#              B   Bsus4
I'm coming home sometime

F#                      B    Bsus4
I've swallowed too much oily water

         F#            A  B
It keeps slipping down my spine

F#            B       Bsus4
In a sense of self in decline

F#          B     Bsus4
Lying on my back

     F#            B       Bsus4
It's only an early morning dream

F#			 A    B
And the whole world will be alright


Middle:

E --0----0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-------------------
B --2----0-0-2----0-0--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2----0-0-2----0-0--7-5-7-5-9-7-9-7--
G --3----3-3-3----3-3--8-8-8-9-9-9-9-8-3----3-3-3----3-3--7-5-7-5-9-7-9-7--
D --4~~~-4-4-4~~~-4-4--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-4~~~-4-4-4~~~-4-4--7-5-7-5-9-7-9-7--
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ending: play chorus 16x

*************************************************************************

MISS AMERICA

D            F           G
Miss America sits in the shower

      C                       Bb
She's plucking hours from the sky

D                       F     G
Picks up the telephone, into another home

C            Bb
Don't ask me why



G       Bb    G       Bb      C
I don't mind, I don't mind at all

I love only you


D                           F          G
She's a well wisher and she wishes you well

C                Bb
Wish away, wish away

D                             F       G
She's no jellybean, she's a Jemima ho ho

C                Bb
Wish away, wish away


G       Bb    G       Bb      C
I don't mind, I don't mind at all

            Bmin  Amin
I love only you

Bm          Am
Da do da da do


D
Here is here and I am here

F         G
Where are you

C              Bb
Far away, far away

D                             F       G
She's no jellybean, she's a Jemima ho ho

C                Bb
Wish away, wish away


*************************************************************************

VILLA ROSIE

E                F#           G                C
Practice doesn't make perfect when you're interbreeding

E               F#            G                C
Speaking drivel can it get confused with heavy breathing?

E                F#              G 		   C
Mixing drinks at water holes get snarled up in the suburbs

  E		   F#	 	         G	      C		  F	D
Meandering through this and that you are suspected of vagueness



A            C#m         B           G#m7  G      F     B
When work is done, go to Villa Rosie every night (we're waiting)

A         C#m	   B           G#m7  G      F  B  E
So form a queue at Villa Rosie every night (so tasty)


E                 F#            G               C
Across the common every day you come across the fine line

    E             F#		  G		 C
But wearing boots can prevent the leeches in the long grass

E	       F#   		 G		C
Eating between meals stifles the appetite is it healthy?

E		 F#	       G	     C		F	D
Coming home that nagging doubt there in your belly



A           C#m      B           G#m7  G      F     B
And all the while at Villa Rosie every night (we're tasting)

A          C#m     B	       G#m7  G	    F     B
All losers come to Villa Rosie every night (we're waiting)

A	    C#m		 B	     G#m7  G  	  F     B
Don't break your back at Villa Rosie every night (we're waiting)

A         C#m	  B	      G#m7  G	   F  B  
A sweeter life at Villa Rosie every night (so tasty)

*************************************************************************

COPING

B                 D      A
Primal, evil what am I?

B			  D      
Tongue-tied until the day I die

A	B		  D         
There's no love made with mermaids

A    B			 D            A   
It's just distraction or so they say


D           Dbm      B
And I'm too tired to care about it
D         Dbm       B
Can't you see it in my face, my face


E    B D             B   F#m B F#m        A   E B
When I feel this strange can I go through this again (2x)


B                         D          
It's a sorry state you're getting in

A   B		       D
The same excuse is wearing thin

A	B			D	A
There's no self control left in me

B		     D		A
What was not will never will be


*************************************************************************

TURN IT UP

Asus4
Kazoo, kazoo you are mine I give you my heart every time

        D           C            A
Turn it up, turn it off, turn it in

D    Em     G Em    D  Em      G         Em
Any way you choose, anyway you choose at all

D     Em      G      Em    D     Em     G        Em
Sometimes you do too much, sometimes it all gets too much

*************************************************************************

RESIGNED

F	    C
I think too much

   Eb                Bb
On things I want too much

Dm7	    Ab6
It makes me hateful

          C		Eb
And I say stupid things

F    C	     Eb	        Bb
Only you can fill my blank heart

Dm7	  Ab6	 C	   Eb
And I'm resigned to that


F          C
I wish the sun

Eb		   Bb
Could just keep me warm

Dm7	  Ab6	 C	   Eb
And I'm resigned to that

F       C   Eb         Bb
I'll forget to breathe someday

Dm7	   Ab6	      C		 Eb
I've never stopped to think why
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cilliano wrote on December 11 2005, 03:38 am

blur are crap

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Ely Rosetta wrote on September 3 2007, 10:24 am

you mean blur is crap, you dumbshit

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Gwynnell wrote on September 3 2007, 12:00 pm

Out of the book, chords are wrong because the chords such as in coping arent played like b is conventionally played

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